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Gorleston hotel set for major refurbishment

PUBLISHED: 11:57 04 February 2014 | UPDATED: 11:57 04 February 2014

Yarmouth borough Mayor Paul Garrod opens Gorleston's new Travelodge with staff

Yarmouth borough Mayor Paul Garrod opens Gorleston's new Travelodge with staff

A Gorleston hotel is set for a major overhaul as part of a national £100m investment drive.

Travelodge is spending the nine-figure sum on its branches throughout the UK, including its site in Beacon Park, which opened in 2007.

As part of the work, the Sidegate Lane hotel will undergo an extensive refurbishment and be fitted out in a new, modern Travelodge design, created by customers.

In the rooms this will include a king size bed, larger desk and new carpet.

Alongside the refurbishment work the national chain is also opening 15 new hotels across the UK, which will create 1,000 new jobs.

Peter Gowers, Travelodge chief executive, said: “During the last year we modernised more than 200 of our hotels across the country and we are on schedule to transform the majority of our portfolio by this autumn, with our hotel in Gorleston a part of that.

“With this further investment in new hotels, we’re delighted to be expanding into great new locations where our customers want to go, for both business and leisure.”

A pair of Travelodge sites in Norwich will also be undergoing a facelift as part of the refurbishment plan.

The Norwich Central hotel on Queens Road and the Norwich Riverside hotel on Vedast Street will have a combined £340,000 spent on them during the work.

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