London’s first budget hotelier has celebrated 30 years of trading in the capital by opening its new flagship Travelodge Plus hotel in the City of London, close to Liverpool Street station.
London City Travelodge is the company’s largest new build hotel to date.
It represents an investment of £95 million for third party investors and has created 100 jobs within the city.
The 395-room, Travelodge Plus is the company’s 75th hotel in London and boosts the company’s UK portfolio to 550 hotels.
Travelodge Plus is a new budget chic hotel format recently launched by the company.
It is designed around the needs of the modern budget traveller who wants that little bit more style and choice.
Travelodge Plus hotels offer a distinctive choice of rooms as well as a new style Bar Café with touches to make it easier to work and relax outside the room.
London City Travelodge Plus features the following:
Paul Harvey, Travelodge managing director for property, said: “As London’s first budget hotel chain, we are delighted to mark our 30th anniversary of trading in the Capital by opening our new flagship Travelodge Plus hotel in the City of London.
“This opening which is our 75th London hotel, celebrates how far the brand has grown and become symbolic in London for offering unbeatable value and making it affordable for business and leisure travellers to visit our capital.”
He added: “London remains a key growth area for Travelodge as there is a desperate need for more good quality and low-cost hotels, especially across the boroughs.
“We are currently building a further four hotels in London in the following locations: Beckton, Elephant & Castle, Manor House and Peckham.
“Collectively these hotels represent an investment value of around £82 million and a job creation of 150.
“However, this is just the start, as we are also actively looking for a further 100 sites across London, where we can open a Travelodge hotel over the next ten years.”