HOTEL giant Travelodge has revealed the locations across the UK that are being eyed up as part of their expansion.

The firm wants to add another 20,000 bedrooms to its portfolio across the UK 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 12 locations were listed in Hampshire.

Four of these sites, in Fareham, Gosport, Portsmouth Southampton, have already been secured although the hotels are not completed.

These are the locations Travelodge wants to open in Hampshire:

  • Basingstoke
  • Hedge End / Whiteley
  • Lymington / New Forest
  • Portsmouth Harbour / Gunwharf Quay
  • Waterlooville
  • Chandler's Ford / Romsey
  • Southsea
  • Totton / Hythe
  • Fareham (already secured)
  • Gosport (already secured)
  • Portsmouth (already secured)
  • Southampton (already secured)

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."