In these financial times, many of us are reigning in our spending and choosing value for money when we make spending decisions. One of the choices many Brits have made, is to have British holidays, rather than incurring the expense of travelling abroad. And this may be one of the reasons for the development strategies of British hotels who use catering equipment.
As reported online recently, Travelodge has plans for considerable expansion as their customers look to UK attractions for their holidays. Apparently they are planning to create up to 500 new hotels, particularly near National Park areas. This would be a considerable £135 million investment in 37 hotels close to attractions in the UK. Guy Parsons, the CEO, is quoted as ascribing the new strategy to high occupancy levels this year. It is rumoured that places such as Aviemore in the Cairngorms, Grasmere in the Lake District and Betwys-y-Coed in Snowdonia are possible locations for the company.
Premier Inn is another company in the news for creating hotel jobs who will need catering equipment – their latest development is in South Wales with the creation of an 80 bedroom hotel, according to BBC news. The target date for the opening of the new venture is late next year. Again, this is excellent news for those in the hospitality and catering equipment industry. The company also recently announced that their new West Yorkshire Premier Inn would be creating new jobs in the industry, hopefully when the venue opens in 2013.
It seems that there is a silver lining to all financial clouds