Travelodge Hotels has announced the appointment of Gerald Lawless, Executive Chairman of Dubai-based luxury hospitality brand, Jumeirah Group, as a Non Executive Director. He will join the board with effect from 3 May 2011.
Travelodge has confirmed it will channel £100 million into a 36 site expansion programme in partnership with the UK’s resurgent pub companies by 2015. Already co-located with pub companies on 15 bespoke developments across the UK, Travelodge is now actively working with Greene King, JW Lees, Marston’s, Mitchells & Butlers and JD Wetherspoons to find further development opportunities across the country.
2010 ended with a bang at online travel retailer lowcostholidays.com. With yearly sales up 75% and annual site visits up 96% it looks like lowcostholidays is due to smash its already impressive ranking as the Sunday Times Virgin 100 20th fastest growing companies 2009.
Following the announcement of the royal wedding date of Prince William and Kate Middleton, the UK’s fastest growing hotel chain Travelodge, this morning reported it has seen a stampede of international and British visitors to its booking website – resulting in a double digit increase in London room bookings.
The nations’s first budget hotel chain has celebrated its 25th anniversary at the UK’s very first budget hotel
Budget hotel operator Travelodge has continued its aggressive expansion programme with the acquisition of 52 properties from Mitchells & Butlers. The deal – believed to be worth £90 million – will see M&B use the net proceeds to reduce debt and fund capital investment in growth brands.
Today, the leader of the Council, Councillor Simon Tagg and the Mayor of Newcastle-under-Lyme, Councillor Ann Heames were joined by the town’s up coming artists from Wolstanton High School to officially open Travelodge’s first hotel in Newcastle-under-Lyme town centre.
In a UK-first, Travelodge is introducing dedicated ‘Sleep Wardens’ to patrol its 383 UK hotels in a bid to help its 9 million customers get a good night’s sleep.
Travelodge has just opened its tenth hotel in Edinburgh, making the budget hotel chain the largest hotelier in Scotland’s capital city.