UPDATE £5.7m Lord Street Budget Travelodge Hotel Opens Today

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The iconic and Grade II listed Ribble Building opens its doors today (Thursday 17th April 2014) as Southport’s only Travel Lodge

Before the budget hotel development, which was built in 1884 and has operated as a bus station  – had been left derelict for more than 10 years.

Opening was originally set for October 2013, but was pushed back seven months due to what Travelodge said was because of  ‘development issues’

101 rooms have been developed with the £5.7m Investment creating 15 jobs in our resort.

Lib Dem MP John Pugh said that the new opening shows the confidence that the hotel industry continues to have in Southport as a destination.

To mark the opening, hotel bosses have organised an Easter egg hunt for children. Kicking off at 1pm from the new Travelodge, there will be 101 eggs hidden along Lord Street with three family weekend breaks up for grabs.


UPDATE Travelodge Hotel (Room 101) Ribble Building Lord Street Southport (Wednesday October 30th 2013)

Contractors have almost completed the new Travelodge Hotel on Lord Street, Southport.

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Today, Wednesday 30th October all scaffolding is down and the new illuminated trademark Travelodge sign is going up.

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The Grade II listed former Ribble Bus Station will be open for business next month (November), and will boast a six-storey, 101-bedroom hotel & international restaurant complex.

The hotel will create 20-30 new jobs.

The former Ribble Buildings (Bus Station) was empty for more than 10 years and was plagued by a string of failed proposals.

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