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Travelodge comes to Bromley

Thu 27 December 2012, 9:36 am

Hotel chain Travelodge has opened a new 92-bed branch in Bromley, fulfilling a long-term ambition for the business.

Borough Mayor Councillor Michael Turner performed the London Road venue’s official opening, which the firm said was the town’s first new hotel “for a significant period of time”.

Built on the site of the old Bromley Snooker Club, the new Travelodge is expected to bring more visitors into the area and generate new jobs.

Neill Werner, head of architecture at architects, town planners and project managers Pellings LLP, said the establishment was ideally placed to capitalise on the borough’s strengths.

"Situated on one of the busiest routes into Bromley, the building will improve the character and quality of the location, as well as stimulate tourism and attract business to the Bromley area,” he said.

According to a 2006 GLA Hotel Demand Study, Bromley had a shortage of hotel rooms with demand expected to grow from the then 330 to more than 800 by 2026.

Travelodge planning director Tony O’Brien said Bromley was “perfect for both business and leisure travellers” and that the firm had “long wanted a site in the town”.

The hotel was delivered through a partnership of several local businesses, led by developer Skillcrown Homes and Pellings.

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