Travelodge has announced plans to open a hotel within walking distance of London’s Stratford Station.

The 150-room property will be housed within a former office block at Gredley House on Broadway, around five minutes’ walk from the Stratford interchange station with links to National Rail, Underground, Overground, DLR and Elizabeth Line services.

Construction will commence in next month, with the group aiming for the hotel to be open by the end of next year.

The hotel will feature Travelodge’s new design which was launched in 2021, as well as the group’s redesigned 85 Bar Café which has been gradually rolling out to selected properties.

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It will be Travelodge’s closest hotel to Stratford station, joining Travelodge London Stratford which opened back in 2012 ahead of the London Summer Olympics.

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

“Travelodge is delighted to continue the expansion of our network of hotels throughout London and this new hotel in the thriving hub of Stratford will be a fantastic addition to our portfolio. The site is in a prime location, just moments away from Stratford station and Westfield Stratford City shopping centre, and will attract new visitors to the area.

“We have great experience of converting existing office space into Travelodge hotels and are looking forward to working with Unex to bring this former office building back to life. This type of development is a win-win solution for all parties, as it converts redundant space back into economic use, which is a highly sustainable way of developing, delivers significant inward investment and creates new jobs.

“We are also thrilled to be working with Barnes Construction on yet another successful project and hope this new hotel will be open for trading by the end of 2025.”

Travelodge published its latest financial figures this week, reporting annual revenues of more than £1 billion for the first time.

The group also said that it was accelerating its redesign programme “following positive impacts on both commercial and customer metrics”, with plans for 50 per cent of the group’s room estate to be upgraded by the end of the year.

Half of Travelodge’s room estate to have new design by end of 2024

Travelodge plans to open six UK properties this year, including Travelodge London Bermondsey which is now taking reservations from 17 June. The 73-room property is one of four Travelodge hotels which have been under construction in the UK capital.