Budget hotel chain Travelodge is to create almost 200 jobs before Christmas by opening nine new hotels, including in Liverpool.
The recruitment drive started on Wednesday for jobs including receptionists, housekeepers and cleaners in areas including Liverpool.
Jon Hendry Pickup, Travelodge's chief operating officer, said: "These new jobs are for the long term, not just for Christmas. We want enthusiastic and committed team members whose number one priority is to look after our customers."
More top news
A rescue Shetland pony savagely stabbed in the neck has had "her trust broken by a human again", her heartbroken owner has said.
A tiny newborn kitten who was cruelly dumped in a bin is recovering well after being rescued.
An online petition has been launched asking people to help raise £1,000 for a family whose house was ruined in a fire.