Travelodge News

New chief executive for Travelodge

New chief executive for Travelodge

20 November 2013 Hotel News

Travelodge has announced the appointment of Peter Gowers as its new chief executive officer to succeed Grant Hearn. Gowers will start on the November 25th and joins the budget hotel chain from Safestore Holdings, where he has served as chief executive since 2011.

Travelodge chief executive steps down

Travelodge chief executive steps down

25 July 2013 Hotel News

Travelodge has revealed that after ten years of dedicated service, Grant Hearn has decided to move on from his role as chief executive officer. Hearn joined Travelodge in 2003 as chief executive after previously working for Hilton UK & Ireland as managing director for three years.

Travelodge offers free children’s zoo admission with two-night stay

Travelodge offers free children’s zoo admission with two-night stay

23 May 2013 Press Release Hotel News

Looking to get a little something extra out of this year’s summer vacation? Take a ZOOcation! Stay two consecutive nights at your favorite Travelodge(R) hotel and in addition to great rates and a comfy room, you’ll receive two complimentary children’s tickets good at more than 135 participating zoos across the country.

Travelodge slims down operations in UK

Travelodge slims down operations in UK

9 April 2013 Hotel News

Following the successful completion of its financial restructuring and CVA in October 2012, Travelodge has been working with the landlords of 49 hotels to identify new operators. Further to this process, Travelodge today announces that it has signed a new franchise contract for seven hotels with Moto, the UK’s largest provider of motorway service areas.

Travelodge rolls out apprenticeship programme

Travelodge rolls out apprenticeship programme

9 March 2013 Hotel News

Hotel chain Travelodge has announced 51 new positions on its junior management apprenticeship programme. The first phase of recruitment will begin at the start of National Apprenticeship Week and supports Travelodge’s growth strategy, which will see it open 14 hotels (1,742 rooms) this year at an investment of £141.5m. 

Travelodge launches £223 million investment programme

Travelodge launches £223 million investment programme

29 January 2013 Hotel News

Travelodge has announced a £223 million programme of investment for 2013 designed to help further grow its business. The cash investment will help fuel growth, strengthen the company’s brand offering and ensure consumers obtain the best value in the marketplace.   

Travelodge completes financial restructuring

Travelodge completes financial restructuring

15 October 2012 Hotel News

Budget hotel company Travelodge has successfully completed its financial restructuring. Under the terms of the financing agreement with its three key investors, GoldenTree Asset Management, Avenue Capital Group and Goldman Sachs £75 million of new money has been injected into the company.

Travelodge names Kempston as new marketing director

Travelodge names Kempston as new marketing director

18 September 2012 Hotel News

UK budget brand Travelodge has appointed Catriona Kempston to the position of sales and marketing director, following a six month interim period in the role. Catriona’s remit will be to develop the brand and grow revenue through sales and marketing channels.