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.
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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.
At the opening of the £10 million, new London Clapham Junction Travelodge hotel, the UK’s first budget hotelier announced that it is seeking to open a further three hotels within the Wandsworth area in response to the ‘Nappy Valley’ effect.
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.
Nostalgic look back to 1985 as new hotel opens in Burton-upon-Trent.
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.