Travelodge is investing more than £2m in rebranding the former Kent International hotel in Ramsgate.
Overlooking the Royal Harbour and Marina, the 57-bedroom hotel with restaurant, two bars, club bar, banqueting suite and meeting rooms is to be transformed into a 68-bedroom hotel with a bar/café. Most of the public areas will be converted to new bedrooms.
Travelodge is leasing the hotel from the Trustees of Morden College who purchased the hotel from its previous owners, Rosslane Investments, which was placed in receivership earlier this year.
Tony O'Brien, UK development director at Travelodge, said that the company had long coveted a site in Ramsgate.
"The hotel is in a prime location and, following the £2m refurbishment we are undertaking, I am sure it will quickly become one of the most popular hotels in Ramsgate," he added.
The property was sold by Christie + Co, on behalf of the receivers, KPMG.
By Janet Harmer
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