One of Watford's most prominently located hotels is to receive a new name as part of a rebrand.

The Jurys Inn, on the corner of the ring road and Clarendon Road, will change its name to Leonardo Hotel.

It is part of a growth strategy by the hotel group which announced the remaining 35 Jurys Inn hotels in the UK and Ireland will take on the name of their sister brand Leonardo by the autumn.

This week, plans were submitted to Watford Borough Council seeking permission to change the signage to 'Leonardo Hotel'.

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A spokesman for the Jurys Inn and Leonardo Hotels UK and Ireland group told the Swindon Advertiser in May said: "In line with the Leonardo brand, each hotel will be four stars and will therefore have significant investment to align with Leonardo’s high-quality, unique, and interior design."

The £16.5 million hotel opened in 2009 and is a short walk from High Stret and Watford Junction train station.

The Jurys Inn hotel chain was acquired by Fattal Hotel Group, owned by billionaire David Fattal, in 2017 for £800m.