Watford has been identified as one of 10 key commuter towns, where Travelodge wants to open a hotel close to the railway station.
This expansion in Watford will represent an investment of £5million for third party investors and will create 30 new jobs within the community.
Collectively, the Commuter Railway Expansion Programme for 10 hotels represents an investment of £60million for third party investors and will create around 300 new jobs.
To tap into this growing market, Travelodge has identified ten key commuter towns where it would like to open a hotel close to the railway station, which offers a fast service into London.
The nine other locations include Broxbourne, Gillingham, Haywards Heath, Maidstone, Reading, Shoreham, Stevenage, Tonbridge and Ware.
Tony O’Brien, Travelodge UK property director, said: “Our plan is to open hotels by railway stations in key commuter towns across the south east that have a fast service into London. These towns are important business locations in their own right and are growing at pace and attracting businesses of all sizes. They are also a magnet for savvy travellers who are seeking low cost accommodation and don’t mind travelling into the capital.”