Travelodge has announced plans to open four new hotels in the run-up to Christmas, with two of those hotels officially opening today in Elephant and Castle and Manor House in London.
The two additional hotel openings include the group’s seventh hotel in Newcastle at Cobalt Business Park, the UK’s largest office park, and its second property in Walton on Thames, Surrey. Travelodge said both of these hotels are expected to open in time for Christmas.
Collectively, these hotels would represent an investment of £ 175million for third party investors and will expand the group’s hotel network to more than 595 locations in the UK, Ireland and Spain.
With the two openings in London today, Travelodge now operates 79 hotels across London and is “one of the largest hotel chains in the capital”.
In addition, following the opening of the four hotels, Travelodge will have opened 17 new hotels across the UK this year and created 360 new jobs.
Meanwhile, the London Elephant and Castle Travelodge is a 140-room hotel and the London Manor House Travelodge is a 143-room hotel. They both have SuperRooms, exclusive rooms and an on-site restaurant and bar called The Bar Café.
Additionally, the Newcastle Cobalt Park Business Park Travelodge is an 80-room hotel and is the first budget hotel to open in the business park. The new hotel is an office conversion with a new construction extension.
Walton on Thames Central Travelodge is a 72-room hotel that will also include SuperRooms. This is part of a regeneration program that involves converting a redundant office building into a new mixed-use scheme.
With Walton on Thames Central Travelodge, the group now offers more than 2,000 SuperRooms collectively in 58 hotels.
Craig Bonnar, Managing Director of Travelodge, said: “We are delighted that after a difficult start to the year, we will complete our 2021 new hotel opening program in time for Christmas and end the year with a strong network of over 595 hotels across 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.
He added: “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. “