In 1985, Travelodge opened the UK’s very first budget hotel on the A38, in Barton under Needlewood. Today the company is the country’s fastest growing and most innovative hotel chain with over 500 hotels across the UK, Ireland and Spain. Travelodge is the largest hotel brand in London, Edinburgh, Birmingham and Cambridge. Around 80% of Travelodge hotels are now located in major city centres, towns and popular holiday hotspots. The Travelodge brand has a range of hotel designs including: purpose built hotels, grade ll listed buildings, office conversions, acquisitions of existing hotels and co-partnerships with leading pub companies, supermarkets and retailers.