Travelodge has opened its new flagship hotel at Layerthorpe, York.
The company’s fifth hotel in the city also marks Travelodge being crowned York’s largest branded hotel provider in the city.
York Layerthorpe Travelodge is the company’s 547th hotel and its 34th hotel in Yorkshire.
This year Travelodge is also celebrating its 30th anniversary of trading in Yorkshire.
The company opened its first Yorkshire Travelodge in Skipton in 1987.
York Layerthorpe is the company’s largest hotel in the city of York.
This hotel represents an investment of £5 million for the landlord and has created 47 new jobs within the local community.
The hotel has been designed in the next generation of the company’s ‘Travelodgical’ contemporary room design.
Together with the bespoke king size Travelodge Dreamer bed, this includes new bedside USB charging points, new softer LED ceiling lighting to give the room a warmer feel, comfort cooling system and a Samsung 32-inch digital television.
Tony O’Brien, Travelodge property director said: “We are delighted to be celebrating our 30th anniversary in Yorkshire by becoming the largest branded hotel provider in York with the opening of our fifth hotel in the city.
“York Layerthorpe Travelodge is our flagship hotel in York as it’s our largest property.
“Over the last three decades, Travelodge has become famous across the county for offering unbeatable value and making travel affordable for everyone, which has helped attract more business and leisure travellers to the area.
“As we look to the future, Yorkshire is a key growth area for Travelodge.
“Following our one-million pound investment in upgrading the customer experience and raising quality levels across our Yorkshire hotels, we have seen a significant increase in sales; interestingly, with more business customers staying in our hotels than ever before.”