New Liverpool hotels bring jobs

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Plans for the Premier Inn hotel in Liverpool

The opening of two new hotels will bring up to 80 jobs to Liverpool city centre next month.

A Premier Inn in Hanover Street and a Travellodge near Moorfields station will open around the first week of December just in time for Christmas.

With over 100,000 hotel rooms being sold across the month there is starting to be shortage of rooms for tourists coming into the city centre.

If the current trend continues, the predicted number of rooms sold by the end of this year will be significantly more than the record 1.12 million achieved in 2011.

Travelodge is creating 189 jobs with nine hotel openings on the run up to  Christmas including the Liverpool development.

Jon Hendry Pickup, Travelodge chief operating officer, said: “These new jobs are for the long-term, not just for Christmas.”

Councilor Wendy Simon, Liverpool City Council Cabinet member for culture, said: “With less people travelling abroad for their holidays in these financially uncertain times, it seems that more people are spending time here. And nowhere is better placed than Liverpool to attract more visitors with our fantastic leisure, culture, shopping and conference facilities.

“It is hoped that the economic boost from spending by hotel visitors could top £600 million.”

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