Whitbread has announced details of a new £14 million Premier Inn hotel on the Bournemouth seafront.
Due to open on April 21, the new development features 120 bedrooms, a contemporary Manhattan lounge bar and a restaurant and bar called Waters Reach.
The new hotel, which has been named Bournemouth Central Westover Road, is part of a larger investment by Premier Inn in the Bournemouth area.
The development is expected to create 60 full and part time jobs in the area for a variety of roles including housekeeping, reception and waiting staff.
It will also feature seven purpose-built meeting rooms, providing an ideal facility for all types of business needs.
The Premier Inn will also house a ballroom overlooking the beach, which can caterer for up to 350 guests.
The hotel will provide a number of different room options which will all include an en-suite bathroom; a single, twin or king size bed with duvet; remote control TV; tea/coffee making facilities and a spacious desk area.
Caroline Taylor, general manager, Premier Inn, said: "I am delighted to be managing the Bournemouth Central hotel and am positive that the hotel will prove a huge success.
"Being located directly on the sea front of this beautiful town means that the Premier Inn will be ideal for leisure break guests as we offer great quality, affordable accommodation.
"We also hope to be a favourite amongst business guests due to the extensive business and function facilities we will have to offer."