A NEW hotel is set to open near intu Lakeside this summer with hopes that it could create 20 new jobs.
Travelodge, the UK’s largest independent hotel brand, will open the branch in July, and has started its search for 20 new positions including a hotel manager and assistant manager, for its second hotel in Thurrock
Other positions include receptionists, night receptionists, housekeeping, guest room cleaners and bar café team members.
Located in Alexandra Lake, West Thurrock, the hotel is expected to boost the local economy by £2 million.
The 74-room, purpose built hotel will have a unique Bar Café overlooking the length of Alexandra Lake.
The hotel is located a few minutes’ walk from the main Lakeside Shopping Centre and within easy distance of the M25.
Alex Gibson, Travelodge District Manager for Thurrock Lakeside said : “We are delighted to be opening our second hotel in Lakeside Thurrock. Our focus now is to find 20 motivated people to join our existing team and be a key part of our 10,000 nationwide Travelodge team. If you have passion, determination and a real desire to look after people then we will help you learn the rest.
“At Travelodge, we are committed to developing our colleagues. We have a successful internal management development programme in place called ‘Aspire’ which helps entry level colleagues successfully climb the career ladder into management. Joining a hotel company such as Travelodge opens the door to training and real career progression.”