A hotel giant is advertising job vacancies for its latest site in west Cumbria.

Travelodge built the development in Workington, opposite Allerdale House.

This week the chain published adverts for positions including receptionists, team members and house keepers.

It is not known when the hotel will open its doors but easing of lockdown restrictions means hotels can open from July 4 in England.

The 78-bedroom accommodation, developed by Hinton Group, was also granted permission for a drive-through cafe and a pub.

When plans where mooted, the hotel chain said it planned to open the Workington hotel’s doors in May, but coronavirus restrictions would have made that impossible.

Now the building looks complete, however Travelodge declined to reveal any details regarding an opening date to the Times & Star and did not reply to a request for comment.

Earlier this week, the Cockermouth branch of Travelodge reopened to support key workers. The company said it had launched TravelodgeProtect+, a programme of cleaning and social distancing measures for its sites.

Travelodge operates 573 hotels across the UK and has been operating 51 of its hotels during the Covid-19 lockdown in critical locations across the whole of the country.

Those were needed to provide accommodation for critical and key workers as well as to support local authorities needs during the unprecedented times of the pandemic and its challenges.