Independent hotel chain Travelodge has partnered with hospitality technology firm, Monscierge to develop a series of technology platforms to help the customer journey, from planning right through to checking-out and sharing their hotel experience socially.
Travelodge is capitalising on its strong performance with the 2015 opening of 15 new hotels across the UK, with an investment value of almost £100 million. The openings will include properties in Glasgow, Southampton, Bristol and the Thames Valley and four in London
Travelodge launched a new £25 million advertising campaign to inspire Britain to get up and go. The campaign, which is the biggest advertising spend to date for the company features scenes shot across Britain and highlights the new Travelodge look, being delivered through a £57 million hotel modernisation programme. This includes the installation of more than 37,000 new bespoke king size Travelodge Dreamer beds.
To help evoke the true spirit of Christmas, Travelodge is continuing with its very own festive tradition of offering a free room to couples called Mary and Joseph during the 12 days of Christmas.
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 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.
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.
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.
Today in a UK first, London’s biggest hotelier, Travelodge has opened the first ever hotel above a comedy club.
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 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 has announced the appointment of Brian Wallace to the position of chairman. Wallace has a wealth of experience in the hotel industry and will take up the role with immediate effect.