TENBY has been chosen as one of seven locations in Wales where budget hotel chain Travelodge wants to open a hotel.

If a hotel is opened in Tenby, it would create 25 jobs, Travelodge has said.

Tenby has been identified as a key target area.

Opening a Travelodge hotel in Tenby would represent an investment of around £7 million for third party investors and create 25 new jobs.

The expansion programme was recently announced at the official opening of Rhyl Seafront Travelodge, the hotel company’s 576th hotel and it’s 27th in Wales.

Tony O’Brien, Travelodge Development Director said: “As Wales’ first branded budget hotel chain we are delighted to celebrate 32 years of trading in Wales by opening our first hotel in Rhyl and announcing plans to open a further seven hotels including our first in Tenby.”

He added: “During the last three decades we have become symbolic in Wales for offering great value. However, with locations such as Tenby growing from strength-to-strength there is a shortage of good quality and low cost accommodation to fulfil demand. Therefore we are looking to expand our portfolio in Wales with a further seven hotels, this will boost our presence to 34.

“Collectively this investment represents an investment of £45 million for third party investors, and would create 200 new jobs.

“This expansion is also great news for the Welsh economy, as our research shows Travelodge customers spend double their room rate with local businesses during their stay which equates to a multimillion spend annually.”