Travelodge is planning 17 hotel further openings this year in locations including Chippenham, Glasgow and Marlow.
The next wave of its expansion programme will be developed by third-party investment amounting to around £115m and will grow the budget hotel firm’s business to 595 locations in the UK, Spain and Ireland.
As part of the programme, Travelodge will continue the roll-out of its Travelodge Plus concept, with its seventh property, a new build regional hotel at Marlow-on-Thames, to go alongside its city centre hotels in Edinburgh, York, London and Brighton.
The Travelodge Plus concept is described as a ‘budget chic’ format aimed at the budget traveller who wants that appreciates a little more style.
Travelodge chief executive Peter Gowers said: “Despite the uncertainty facing the UK, the long-term prospects for low-cost hotels remain strong. The next phase of our expansion plan will see us deliver more choice in more places than ever before. We’ve come a long way from our early days by the side of the motorway and today’s Travelodge not only offers the same great value as always, but the extra choice of our new Travelodge Plus and SuperRoom concepts – ideal for those for who want just that little bit more.”
The 17 Travelodge hotels expected to open in 2019 are:
Bury St Edmunds
Gosport High Street
Letchworth Garden City
Liverpool Edge Lane
London Dagenham East
London Beckton North Circular