Stirling’s tourism sector got a boost today with the official opening of Travelodge’s new £6 million pound hotel. Stirling Provost Christine Simpson cut the ribbon at the hotel, which is built on the site of the former Rainbow Slides a stone’s throw from Stirling’s Railway Station.
Labour’s Finance & Economy Spokesperson, Councillor Margaret Brisley, said,
“A key Stirling Labour manifesto commitment is to increase the number of two night / three day breaks in Stirling. To do that we need more places for people to stay and this Travelodge has brought seventy four new bedrooms to our city. Travelodge estimate their guests will contribute around £2 million to the Stirling economy each year. This modern hotel also creates twenty five new jobs and is a welcome boost to Stirling’s tourism offering just as the summer season gets underway.”
Travelodge’s investment in Stirling comes some thirty years after they opened their first Scottish hotel at Stirling’s Motorway Services.
This story relates to our 2017 Stirling Council Manifesto Commitments:
- We will promote Stirling to employers around the world and help them to locate in Stirling.
- We commit to ensuring our cultural and economic policies promote the concept of a three day Stirling visit