BUDGET hotel chain Travelodge is to build a new hotel in Huddersfield it has announced today.
Nationally, the firm will build 13 new hotels in a £62 million scheme which will create 350 jobs, it was revealed this morning.
The new establishments, including four in the London area, will add an extra 1,224 rooms to the company's existing 28,000 rooms.
The 13 hotels also includes ones in Cambridge, Birmingham and Aldershot in Hampshire - as well as Huddersfield.
Travelodge's development managing director, Paul Harvey, said the new hotels would help the company step up its presence in some of the UK's leading cities.
He added: "During the recession we have taken the opportunity to grow where many have put their development on hold.
"In 2009 we secured more hotels than any other year in our history and have been able to attain superior sites due to lower property prices."
For a full report and reaction to this see Friday's Examiner. Have your say below - does Huddersfield need more hotel rooms?