Travelodge announces a business expansion in Scotland and is looking for 21 hotel sites including Newton Mearns

Craig Bonnar, CEO of Travelodge is looking for a site in Newton Mearns.
Craig Bonnar, CEO of Travelodge is looking for a site in Newton Mearns.

Hotel chain Travelodge has announced it’s looking for 21 new hotel sites so that it can expand its network of hotels across Scotland.

This includes looking for a suitable site to build in Newton Mearns, which would be the area’s first Travelodge hotel.

This announcement was made today at the opening of the Peterhead Travelodge.

This is the first of a hat trick of openings for the company in Scotland this year.

The other two hotel openings include a 74- room hotel in Stirling and a 54-room Travelodge in Inverness. Both are scheduled to open towards the end of 2017.

The hotel giant has also said it is looking to double its portfolio of hotels in Glasgow, with a further five hotels.

Craig Bonnar, Travelodge’s Chief Operating Officer, said: “The value hotel market continues to go from strength to strength in Scotland, boosted by ever more cost-conscious businesses looking to reduce travel costs and the growth in independent leisure travel. To meet this growing demand, we have started the search to find 21 suitable sites across Scotland, where we can build a new Travelodge hotel.

“This includes Newton Mearns, which is particularly exciting as it would be the area’s first Travelodge hotel.”