Tregarthen's Hotel denies Travelodge plans
Tregarthen's Hotel has said that it has no plans to become a Travelodge.
The possibility has been the subject of rumours on the islands after Travelodge announced that it is "actively looking" at opening a hotel on the Isles of Scilly.
However, Marketing director Rob Baldry set the record straight, denying that there is anything in the pipeline.
He said: "We are aware that there was a report in the press recently about Travelodge wanting to open a hotel on the Isles of Scilly and purely by coincidence it seemed to feature a photo taken from the top of Garrison Hill, next to Tregarthen's.
"The speculation that followed is purely that - just speculation. We have had no approach, nor are we having any conversations along these lines. In fact we are investing heavily in Tregarthen's this winter, creating two new self catering units and carrying out a lot of work on the hotel and our staff accommodation, plus recruiting in preparation for the 2019 season."
Travelodge confirmed to This is Scilly that the islands are one of 12 destinations it is looking at as part of its expansion plans in the South West.
However, PR Manager Tracey Grannum refused to be drawn on whether there are any discussions taking place, comparing it to the process of "buying a house when people do not wish to say anything until the deal has been done".