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Travelodge to open four new hotels before Christmas


Travelodge has announced that four new hotels will open in time for Christmas as bosses hope to take advantage of families who wish to travel during the holiday season.

Two new locations have already opened in London, at Elephant and Castle and Manor House, with another in Walton-on-Thames in Surrey.

The final site is at Cobalt Business Park in Newcastle, with the hotel chain hoping it can help win back business customers with more face-to-face meetings and less remote work.

This means Travelodge will have opened 17 new hotels across the UK in 2021, creating 360 jobs with an investment of £ 175million, bringing it to a total of 595 locations in UK, Ireland and Spain.

The Travelodge at Elephant and Castle is one of four new locations (Travelodge / PA)

Bosses said London hotels are the latest rollout of their more upscale locations, known as ‘budget chic’, where some rooms are bigger as they try to tap into the growing market travelers looking for a little more luxury.

Rival Premier Inn has also launched its own premium economy rooms, with both brands benefiting from the boom in stays during the pandemic.

Craig Bonnar, Managing Director of Travelodge, said: “This year we have opened new Travelodges across the country and many of these new hotel openings have played a central role in regeneration programs across the UK. United.

“Adding a low-cost hotel like Travelodge is an attractive choice because it attracts visitors, creates jobs and helps stimulate the local economy. “

Travelodge is rebuilding the brand after putting in place a voluntary corporate deal last year to cut costs after being hit during the pandemic.

The landlords approved the deal which reduced her rent bill by around £ 144million.