Hotel giant Travelodge wants to open more new venues in and near to South West Hertfordshire.

The firm is eyeing up to add another 20,000 bedrooms across the UK to its portfolio by the end of 2025.

This will mean dozens of new hotels being built every year, despite 2020 being a hugely difficult year for the industry.

Of these new hotels, there are six listed in or near to South West Hertfordshire which could open up by the end of 2025.

This includes one in St Albans and one in Potters Bar.

And in the Buckinghamshire region, Amersham or Chesham and one in Gerrards Cross have been targeted.

Elsewhere, new Travelodge hotels could be introduced to Luton Airport and Welwyn Garden City.

These would add to the current branches in Watford Central, Borehamwood Studio Way, Borehamwood Elstree Way, Hemel Hempstead Gateway and one in Hemel Hempstead Wolsey Road.

The firm said on its website: "Travelodge is seeking the very best hotel locations in each of its target areas.

"In order to afford these, we actively encourage developers to incorporate the hotel as part of a mixed use scheme, above, alongside or below any other appropriate user.

"Town and city centre locations are our strong preference and, where overnight car parking is available within an easy and safe walk of the hotel, we are prepared to accept no car parking.

"In edge of town and suburban locations, prominent and easily accessible sites are a requirement, with a good on-site parking ratio.

"Major transport interchanges and prominent A-Road locations will also be considered, but will usually need a complimentary breakfast and evening food offer to be located nearby."

The firm has a specific requirement for locations in and around London and near the M25.

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