Managed pub operator JD Wetherspoon (JDW) is to open its 19th pub hotel on Tuesday (19 April) - and reach the milestone of 800 venues - as it reveals plans to open a further four pub hotels this summer. Wetherspoons has spent £2.1m developing the Unicorn Hotel in Ripon, North Yorkshire, which features a 32-bedroom hotel and will create 50 jobs. Other pub hotels set to open this summer are the White Lady in Corstophine, Edinburgh, on 21 June; the Swan Hotel in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, on 19 July; and the Hatchet Inn in Newbury, Berkshire, on 26 July. Another site in Weston-super-Mare, which is currently unnamed, is to open on 19 July; These will increase the number of rooms in the estate by approximately 120 to 593. The announcement comes as Travelodge, the budget hotel operator, reveals that JD Wetherspoon is among the pub groups that it plans to link up with as part of a £100m expansion programme. Travelodge recently exchanged on a 62-bed hotel alongside a Wetherspoon site in Glossop, Derbyshire. JDW spokesman Eddie Gershon said: “Wetherspoon will continue to open hotels alongside its pubs wherever appropriate. In essence, if the company takes over an existing hotel, then there is a good chance that it will develop the site and introduce a new-look hotel next to its pubs. “The Wetherspoon hotels are very popular and give an added dimension to the company, however, the core of the company is still very much its pubs.” Not all of the pubs hotels will match the scale of the Unicorn, however. The Newbury hotel will have just two bedrooms - it is being built on the site of a small cottage in the grounds of the Hatchet Inn. The Unicorn will become Wetherspoons’ 800th site. Chairman Tim Martin told Reuters last week that the company has increased the long-term target for the size of its estate from 1,500 to 1,600. Martin said: “The 800th pub opening is a wonderful milestone for the company and we are now looking forward to opening hundreds of new pubs. Our existing pubs are extremely popular and we wish to build on that success by opening new outlets across the UK. “The new openings will result in new job opportunities and that is something which I am sure will be especially welcome.”