RHYL’s newest hotel received more than 500 applications for the 25 positions it advertised.

The town's Seafront Travelodge, due to open in the Spring, boasts 73-bedrooms including 69 family rooms and four accessible bedrooms.

Sophie Owen, hotel manager at Rhyl Seafront Travelodge, recruited her 25 members in one day. This includes six receptionists, nine Bar Café team members and 10 housekeeping team members.

Over half of the new team recruited are parents.

"I was looking for individuals who are passionate as me about delivering great customer service and I am delighted that I now have a great team of local people in place," Sophie said.

"Over half of my team are working parents, so by offering flexible working hours, they can come to work, raise a family and climb the career ladder.

"I started at Travelodge as a receptionist so I very excited to coach and develop my team members to become managers of the future."

The Travelodge forms part of Denbighshire County Council’s £25m Rhyl Waterfront regeneration scheme, which has already seen the completion of a Marston’s pub and restaurant.