Travelodge has opened its first two new-build “budget-luxe” motels within the UK as a part of the model’s growth plans.
The brand new properties are positioned in London’s Docklands space and Hexham in northern England, that are each areas the place Travelodge is trying so as to add extra motels.
The finances lodge chain introduced earlier this 12 months that it was moving its core brand to a budget-luxe premium design, following the success of its Travelodge Plus sub-brand of properties.
London Docklands Travelodge is located subsequent to East India DLR station and turns into the model’s 78th lodge within the UK capital. It options 350 rooms and can also be Travelodge’s most sustainable property with photo voltaic panels on the roof, air supply warmth pumps and electrical automobile charging factors.
The group has additionally introduced that London stays a key development space and it’s “actively trying” for 127 lodge websites throughout the town.
Hexham Travelodge is the corporate’s first new-build budget-luxe lodge to open in northern England. The property provides 69 rooms and is Travelodge’s twenty third property within the north-east area with one other 16 goal websites on its radar.
Steve Bennett, Travelodge’s chief property and growth officer, mentioned: “Each of those areas are rising at tempo, particularly as they’re high staycation locations attracting thousands and thousands of holiday makers from all corners of the UK.
“With extra Britons selecting to remain in a finances lodge than another lodge kind, there’s a scarcity of excellent high quality and low-cost lodging throughout London and the north-east.”
Travelodge now has 597 motels throughout the UK, Eire and Spain after opening 5 new properties up to now in 2022.
Design options inside the new budget-luxe motels embody a redesigned reception space, LED lighting and rooms providing “multi-dimensional area” with a desk and chair. The properties additionally supply a brand new bar cafe with counter seating outfitted with built-in USB and laptop computer energy factors.