Travelodge UK expansion

27 Oct 2008 by Mark Caswell

Travelodge will open 22 new hotels across
the UK
by the end of the year, in a £125-million investment programme.

The budget hotel chain is bringing its
brand to Heathrow Central, central London (close
to the Tower of London),
Edinburgh, Cardiff
Atlantic Wharf,
Stevenage and Wolverhampton in the coming
months, adding 1,949 rooms to its portfolio. The chain’s fourth Heathrow hotel
will have 307 rooms starting from £29 a night, opening just in time for Christmas
on December 23.

The hotels will be fitted out in the new
Travelodge design unveiled last year (see online news August 2, 2007). Rooms
will feature king-sized beds, en-suite bathrooms, mood lighting, digital flatscreen TV and
wifi internet access. The revamped Bar Café will follow the rooms’ fresh new
red, white and blue colour scheme, and offers an all-you-can-eat £7.50
breakfast buffet as well as a new evening dinner menu.

Travelodge, which was voted fourth best
budget hotel chain by Business Traveller readers earlier this year (see online
news September 22), has announced the new hotel openings as part of plans to
extend their estate to 1,000 hotels by 2020. The scheme should bring over 7,000
new rooms to the capital by the 2012 Olympics.

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Report by Liat Clark

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