Travelodge has added properties at Elephant and Castle and Manor House to its London portfolio.
The 140-room London Elephant and Castle Travelodge and the 143-room London Manor House Travelodge are both Travelodge Plus properties, a concept launched in 2018 and which offers features such as upgraded ‘economy chic rooms’ with king-size beds, blackout curtains and USB ports, as well as the Super Room category of the group and the restaurant concept The Bar Cafe.
The new openings are part of has already announced its intention to open 17 hotels this year, with properties in Walton on Thames and Newcastle’s Cobalt Business Park set to be unveiled before Christmas.
The 80-room Newcastle Cobalt Park Business Park Travelodge is located in a converted office building and new extension, while the 72-room Walton on Thames Central Travelodge is located in a mixed-use development above a Marks and Spencer Foodhall.
Commenting on the news Craig Bonnar, Travelodge CEO said:
“We are delighted that after a difficult start to the year, we will complete our program of new hotel openings in 2021 in time for Christmas and end the year with a strong network of more than 595 hotels in the UK, Ireland and Spain.
“This year we have opened new Travelodges across the country and many of these hotel openings have played a central role in regeneration programs across the UK. Adding a low-cost hotel like Travelodge is an attractive choice because it attracts visitors, creates jobs and helps boost the local economy.
“As we look into 2022 and beyond, we are very excited about the opportunities for win-win development for investors and Travelodge. As the pandemic has accelerated major changes and opened up new opportunities for new construction, conversion and mixed-use projects, especially in prime locations that were not previously achievable.
“With our successful low cost business model and strong commitment, we are well positioned to act as a catalyst to drive the local development agenda and grow our hotel network across the UK. “