Bury St Edmunds Travelodge taken over by Premier Inn
A Travelodge hotel in Bury St Edmunds is be converted into a Premier Inn.
Whitbread, owner of Premier Inn, has taken on the 80 bedroom hotel, in Etna Road, which opened last year.
The company already has a Premier Inn hotel in the town in Raingate Street and is also taking over the Travelodge London Uxbridge.
Mark Anderson, managing director for property and international at Whitbread, said: "Securing new Premier Inn hotels in Bury St Edmunds and Uxbridge is a strategic investment by Whitbread in popular markets for business and leisure travel.
"It’s part of our ongoing strategy of growing market share, through Whitbread’s strong balance sheet and financial flexibility and resilience, in locations where we are underrepresented and where we see opportunities to create long-term value for our shareholders and guests."
A spokeswoman for Travelodge said landlords for the site had 'decided to take back the lease' and the hotel will close as a Travelodge from Friday, December 18.
The timescale for converting the hotel into a Premier Inn has not yet been confirmed.