Stockport Travelodge has opened its 86-room hotel in Regent House in the town centre, creating 30 jobs.
The £5m development is the company’s 540th hotel and is situated over several floors in Regent House, Stockport’s tallest building owned by Orbit Developments.
A champagne reception was held to celebrate the opening of Stockport Travelodge where the Mayor of Stockport, Councillor Chris Gordon joined Tony O’Brien, Travelodge Development Director, who was born and raised in Greater Manchester, to officially open the hotel.
Tony O’Brien, Travelodge UK Development Director, said: “We are delighted to be celebrating our 30th anniversary of trading in Greater Manchester by opening our first hotel in Stockport’s landmark building, Regent House.
“Over the last three decades, Travelodge has become famous across the county for offering unbeatable value and making travel affordable for everyone, which has helped attract more business and leisure travellers to the area.”
Mark Royle, Director of the Emerson Group, owners of Regent House, said: “We are delighted to welcome Travelodge to Regent House.
“These recent lettings in Stockport – and also in Sale – provide both further diversification of our property portfolio and secure long-term income for the group.
“The locations of these two hotels in areas where Orbit Developments has significant office investments will provide current and future tenants with excellent hospitality amenities to everyone’s benefit.”
Travelodge opened its first Greater Manchester hotel in 1987, on the M62 at the Birch Eastbound services.
Over the last three decades, the hotel chain has expanded across the country and now operates 19 hotels – which include five properties in Manchester city centre and hotels in most of the Greater Manchester boroughs.
At the opening event, Travelodge also announced that Greater Manchester is a key growth area for the company and is looking for seven new hotel sites across the region including two sites in Manchester city centre, Oldham, Rochdale, Wigan, Worsley and Swinton.