Travelodge announces UK expansion

Travelodge announces UK expansion

Travelodge has announced a UK expansion programme with the extension and continuation of the growth of its restaurant business.

The group expects to open 17 new hotels across the UK in 2019 and they will be developed by third party investors, with an approximate investment value of £115 million.

It is expected to open its 200th hotel with an on-site restaurant in 2019, with 13 of the new hotels featuring its bar café concept. It will also extend the reach for business customers with more hotels in key growing business locations including Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, London, Marlow, Solihull and Swindon.

There will be further growth of Travelodge Plus, the company’s ‘budget chic’ hotel format, featuring new look standard rooms, SuperRooms and a new look restaurant. It is designed around the needs of the budget traveller who wants a bit more style and choice.

The extension of the SuperRooms, the ‘premium economy’ room-type, featuring Lavazza coffee machines, irons and ironing boards, USB power outlets and a more comfortable desk and deskchair will also now include in-room mini-chiller cabinets.

The group will continue the roll-out of its Travelodge Plus concept, with its seventh property, a new build regional hotel at Marlow-on-Thames, to go alongside its existing city centre locations in Edinburgh, York, London and Brighton.

The 17 Travelodge hotels expected to open in 2019 are:

Bury St Edmunds

Chippenham

Edinburgh Park

Glasgow

Gosport High Street

Letchworth Garden City

Liverpool Edge Lane

London Dagenham East

London Beckton North Circular

Marlow

Rhyl

Rochester

Sittingbourne

Solihull

Swindon West

Walsall

Winchester