Economy leads UK planning


STR has reported an increase in hotel planning applications across the UK, led by economy hotels, including two Travelodges.

Thomas Emanuel, director, Europe, STR, said that, looking at current performance, “The higher the class of hotel the lower the occupancy”.

He added: “We noted an increase in the number of planning applications across the UK. The majority of applications are in the economy sector, which is no surprise looking at recovery patterns in China and the US, which have been

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