Budget hotel chain Travelodge has announced plans to open more sites next year, creating 250 new jobs.
The firm will invest £47m, opening 10 new hotels in 2010, in cities including London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Llanelli and Ipswich.
The expansion will add 857 rooms, taking Travelodge’s total to over 27,000.
All entry-level staff will be recruited through its employment partner Job Centre Plus.
Travelodge’s managing director for development, Paul Harvey, said: “With 60 exchanges announced in 2009 we have now signed more hotels this year than ever before.”