The hotel chain exchanges contracts on four new hotels creating 300 jobs in the hospitality industry
Hotel chain Jurys Inns has announced plans to open four new sites in 2010, creating 300 new jobs.
The company, which principally operates in city centres, will open hotels in Bradford, Newcastle, Portsmouth and Glasgow next year, adding to the seven sites scheduled to open under its name this year.
Simon Jones, Jury’s Inns development director, said the company has ambitious plans for future growth and would be taking full advantage of the changing property market.
He said: "Developers and land owners struggling with residential or commercial projects will get a positive reception from us as we seek well located sites in prime London locations and in provincial cities to deliver our ambitious future growth plans.
"We continue to look speculatively for new locations as site valuations drop and struggling 4 star hotels close. We remain proactive and hungry for development and growth opportunities as the UK hotel market consolidates.”
Development plans for 2010, adding another 830 rooms to Jurys Inns` portfolio, are being backed by £90m of investment by McAleer and Rushe.
This year the company will open hotels in Sheffield, Watford, Exeter, Derby, Swindon, Aberdeen and Prague.
Acting Jurys Inns chief executive said he believed the company would benefit from the number of Brits holidaying at home this year due to the recession and strong euro.