SHIRE Hotels, the hotels division operated by Daniel Thwaites, the Lancashire-based brewer and pub operator, is to open its first budget hotel offering - Lodge on the Park - located at the Aztec West Business Park.
As well as a Starbucks coffee shop, it will comprise 36 letting rooms, a lounge and a bar. The hotel has replaced the company`s former Blacksheep pub.
The group said that it would look into rolling out the brand across the UK, to provide an alternative to budget properties.
Tony Spencer, managing director of Shire Hotels, said: "The Lodge is a new venture for Shire. It will offer superb contemporary facilities as well as excellent value."