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Travelodge urges council to strike up town hotel deal
4:06pm Monday 14th October 2013 in News
BUDGET hotel chain Travelodge has written to Colchester Council offering to build a new hotel in the town.
It is proposing a deal in which it asks the council to borrow cash from the Government to help finance the project.
Travelodge insists the deal would not only create 15 full-time jobs, but would generate a profit for the council.
It has already successfully opened two hotels in conjunction with local authorities via the programme, which includes an 81-room hotel in Aylesbury and Eastleigh Central Travelodge.
Paul Harvey, managing director for Property at Travelodge Hotels, said: “Working with local councils in this creative way has been a great experience for us and as a result of these innovative development partnerships, we have written to 124 councils, which includes Colchester Council, to see if we can work together on a similar partnership.”
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