Budget hotel chain Travelodge is planning to find sites for new hotels in Huddersfield and Brighouse in “weeks if not months”.
The search is under way as part of an £80m investment to build 13 new hotels and create 300 jobs in Yorkshire.
The news came as Travelodge officially opened its second hotel in Harrogate.
Other locations for the new hotels include Huddersfield, Brighouse, Halifax, Barnsley, Bradford, Bridlington, Headingley, Hull, Knaresborough, Wetherby, Whitby and two sites in York.
Travelodge already has hotels at Leeds Road in Huddersfield and Leeds Road, Mirfield.
The announcement did not specify exactly where the new hotels will be built but a company spokesman said: “We have 20 agents currently looking for the new sites and we could hear within weeks if not months.
“Our ideal sites are close to town centres as customers tell us they want car parking and links to the rail network, as well as being close to shopping centres.
“Once a site is identified, we can have a new hotel up and running within a year, depending on the work with local councils and authoritres. Our ideal hotel is between 60 and 100 bedrooms.
“We now get more and more business from companies who are sending people out to us rather than using four and five-star hotels. They want value for money”.
Travelodge now has 32 hotels in Yorkshire and employs 519 people. It plans to boost its presence in the county to 45 properties and employ 819 staff members.