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24th May 2007

Travelodge, the UK's leading budget hotel brand today announced the opening of its new 64-room hotel in Newport, Isle of Wight. The low-cost hotel has created 15 new jobs and represents a 2.5 million investment for the community.

Newport, Isle of Wight Travelodge is ideally located for the business and leisure traveller at Lugely Street, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 5HE and will offer rooms from 15 per night.

The creation of 15 new jobs on The Isle of Wight is part of Travelodge's unprecedented growth drive in South East England. The hotel company is pledging to around 4,500 rooms (approx 45 hotels) in the region by the year 2020.

In total, the unparalleled openings programme will create roughly 1,500 jobs and mean an investment of over 180 million in new hotels. The major area of focus is in coastal locations, such as Eastbourne, Brighton and The Isle of Wight which are expected to see a boost of around 500 rooms alone. In the South East, Travelodge will double the number of rooms before the end of the next decade.

Travelodge is looking for enthusiastic, motivated and committed individuals to join their team and positions available at Newport, Isle of Wight Travelodge include:

- Receptionist
- Night Receptionist
- Housekeeper
- GuestRoom Cleaner

Interested candidates can obtain more information and an application form by contacting Paul Boyce on 07841724404. The closing date for applications is Friday 8 June 2007.

Paul Boyce, Travelodge's District Manager for Hampshire and The Isle of Wight, said: "I am looking forward to bringing the best team together, to help make Newport, Isle of Wight Travelodge a great success. At Travelodge, we believe in developing our people and offer an excellent training and career advancement programme. The companys ethos is to ensure staff find their work enjoyable and fulfilling."


For further information please contact:

Shula Gillam, PR Executive
T: 01844 358703

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