Travelodge Launches It’s 500th Hotel, More To Follow
Travelodge recently unveiled it’s 500th hotel, a 188-room property located on Stratford High Street.
According to Guy Parson,Travelodge chief executive, “Due to the fact that the latest hotel is merely a walking distance from the Olympic Stadium, guest of the hotel will be able to catch glimpses of the games right from the comfort of their hotel rooms.
He also stated that the property features it’s signature bar-cafe’, which is also found in many of it’s new-build city-centre properties.
The latest opening comes just less than two years after the hotel launched it’s 400th property in Waterloo, which summed up the Travelodge’s London tally to 47.
They also announced their upcoming plans to open 184 more hotel outlets across the capital by 2025 in hopes to exceed 1000 hotels across the country.
He added that it was primarily the value for money offered by budget hotels that was driving the sector’s growth. “If people book with us in advance they can stay from £19,” he said. “We’re never going to be an experiential brand – people stay because it enables them to do something else.
“But if you look at what you can get here for the money and you know it’s going to be of good quality, that it’s going to be looked after, the staff know what they’re doing, it’s clean, comfortable and well maintained, then why would people not stay in a budget hotel if what they basically need is a good bed for the night?”
Travelodge has just opened a hotel in Greenwich, with one at Excel exhibition centre due to follow before the Olympics.
Over the past eight months, they have launched three hotels right in Manchester,another at Birmingham airport,and one near the Bullring in Birmingham and have reopened the hotel at Gatwick North Terminal that was taken over from Mercure.
They are also planning to boost their Spanish portfolio with city-centre properties in Barcelona and Madrid next year.