Travelodge is gearing up to reopen hundreds of its UK hotels next month, and has launched a new Travelodge Protect + safety and social distance programme to reassure guests.
A total of 62 of the group’s properties stayed open during the pandemic to offer accommodation for key workers and supporting local authorities.
These will be joined by 68 further hotels reopening from Monday July 6, and after that around 100 hotels are set to reopen per week.
To encourage customers to book Travelodge has released over one million rooms for £29 or less, for stays until December 31 (excluding properties in Northern Ireland, Ireland and Spain).
The group has also launched a new Travelodge Protect + safety and social distance programme to reassure guests.
Cleaning measures include “post clean room checks with digital tracking in place to ensure consistently high standards”, increased cleaning frequency of high touch points in public areas and rooms, thermal disinfection of all linen and towels, and the installation of customer hand sanitiser stations in key locations in hotels.
Meanwhile social distancing measures include protective screen at receptions, signage throughout hotels, the monitoring of customer numbers in areas such as reception and lifts, contactless payment and checkout, and PPE for all hotel team members.
To minimise contact, housekeeping team members will not enter customers’ rooms during their stay.
Finally, Travelodge said that “as hotels are not allowed to currently operate their restaurants or serve a hot breakfast buffet”, it has launched a new version of its breakfast box, which customers can purchase either online or from reception.
The box costs £5.25, comes in recyclable packaging, and includes cornflakes, semi skimmed milk, a flapjack bar, a pain au chocolat, and orange juice.