Work has started on a £3 million hotel in Bolton town centre.
An 80-bedroom Travelodge hotel is being built on River Street, next to the A666 St Peter’s Way, and close to Bolton railway station, in Merchants Quarter.
And it is the first major private sector investment in Bolton since the recession started.
The hotel is being managed by Seddon Developments, and built by sister company Seddon Construction, and it is due for completion by late autumn.
Twelve full time jobs will be created providing a full range of employment opportunities associated with the hotel industry.
The new hotel will offer a choice of family, double or disabled rooms with each providing an en-suite bathroom, luxury kingsize bed, colour TV, WI-FI and free tea and coffee making facilities.
The hotel is a key part of Bolton Council’s masterplan for this area, which aims to redevelop it into a commercial urban quarter.
Councillor Ismail Ibrahim, Bolton Council’s Executive Member for Development and Regeneration, said: “It’s fantastic to see private sector investment coming into the town and creating jobs for local people. The arrival of Travelodge will significantly regenerate this area of Bolton and it is ideally placed to attract visitors to the town.”
Jamie Seddon, a director of Seddon Developments, added: “We are delighted to secure this deal and welcome such a high quality operator to Bolton. The arrival of Travelodge further enhances Bolton’s reputation as one of the North West’s popular destinations for both business and social travellers.”
Tony O’Brien, UK Development Director at Travelodge Hotels, said: “We have worked hard to secure this new hotel site in Bolton and are looking forward to establishing a stronger presence in the town. We want to give travellers every reason to visit Bolton and stay longer – we see increasing the availability of low cost accommodation in the area as central to achieving this objective.”