Travelodge has announced plans for its seventh property in England’s southwest city of Bristol.

Construction has begun on the 85-room hotel, which will be situated next to Abbey Wood Shopping Park and close to Bristol’s Ministry of Defence offices, with access to the M4, M5 and city centre.

The property will feature Travelodge’s “budget-luxe” design which was unveiled earlier this year, and will offer an all day dining Bar Café.

The development is expected to be completed in 2024 and will also include a standalone Greggs outlet.

Travelodge opened its first Bristol hotel in 1994, and the latest property will join the following six existing hotels in the city:

  • Bristol Central Mitchell Lane
  • Bristol Central, Anchor Road
  • Bristol Filton, Concorde Roundabout
  • Bristol Cribbs Causeway
  • Bristol Emersons Green, Fieldfare
  • Bristol Avonmouth, Central Park

Commenting on the news Tony O’Brien, UK development director, Travelodge, said:

“We are delighted to be expanding our hotel network in Bristol to seven properties and building our first new- build Bristol budget luxe hotel. This is our biggest brand transformation to date and has been created in response to ever increasing expectations from customers.

“Britain is now a nation of budget travellers, with more of us choosing to stay in budget hotels than any other hotel type and thoughtful, stylish design and homely touches really matter in today’s world when staying away for business or leisure.

“The city is growing from strength to strength and there is a desperate need for more good quality and low cost accommodation in central locations across the city.

“We are delighted to have exchanged contracts with Invesco to support our Bristol expansion programme and look forward to this new Travelodge opening in 2024.”

Travelodge recently opened its first new-build hotels featuring the budget-luxe concept, with a total of 60 properties set to take on the design this year.

Travelodge opens first new-build “budget luxe” properties