Industry Update
Press Release30 August 2019

Travelodge Continues To Invest In Its UK Estate With £12 Million Invested In Refits During The First Half Of 2019

This programme entails 28 hotels being refitted and the introduction of his & her bedside USP charging points to avoid bedtime quarrels about charging personal devices

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Travelodge the UK's first budget hotel chain which operates 584 hotels across the UK, Ireland and Spain is continuing to invest in its estate. So far this year, the group has invested nearly £12 million giving 28 UK hotels (over 2,600 rooms) a comprehensive revamp.


Delivering quality, consistency and value is a key strategy for Travelodge which welcomes nearly 19 million customers annually. This £12 million investment is part of the next phase of Travelodge's hotel refit programme following the company's nationwide hotel modernisation programme. This investment has brought consistency and the company's contemporary brand look to all of its UK hotels. As a result of this brand investment, the company has achieved record sales for the last five years and experienced a three-fold growth in business customers switching to Travelodge.

The investment so far in 2019 entails 28 Travelodge hotels across the UK from Edinburgh to Paignton being refitted with work completed in: all en-suite rooms, public areas and in Bar Cafés where they are featured.

In addition Travelodge is adding a new feature into all rooms - his & hers USP charging points either side of the bed, to avoid bedtime quarrels about charging personal devices.

This comprehensive hotel refit programme includes the following:

  • Installation of new energy saving LED lights in the hotel rooms and public areas which create a warm ambiance
  • Decorating all rooms in a sleep inducing colour scheme
  • Bathroom works including: new flooring, refresh decor, new vanity units and shower rails
  • Fitting new luxurious carpet in all rooms which complements the room décor
  • Installation of his & hers USB charging ports each side of the bed

Craig Bonar, Travelodge, Chief Operations Officer said: "Delivery quality, consistency and value sit at the heart of our business. Over the last few years we have strengthened Travelodge considerably which has resulted in record sales and growth in our customer base, especially business travellers. We want to build on this momentum and continue to invest in our estate."

"Our operation is a well-oiled machine and this year to date we have refitted over 2,600 Travelodge rooms across the UK including installing his & hers bedside USB charging points which have become a core room necessity in today's social world."

"Depending on the size of the hotel, the hotel makeover takes between three to 12 weeks and our hotel teams are working around the clock to ensure there is no compromise to our customer experience in any way."

Detailed below are the Travelodge hotels that have been refitted this year:


  1. Crystal Palace
  2. Enfield
  3. Feltham
  4. Fulham
  5. Wembley

Other UK Locations

  1. Amesbury Stonehenge
  2. Blackpool South Promenade
  3. Bridgewater M5
  4. Cardiff Llanedeyrn
  5. Chelmsford
  6. Dorking
  7. Edinburgh Airport Ratho Station
  8. Epsom Central
  9. Guildford
  10. Hatfield Central
  11. High Wycombe
  12. Horsham Central
  13. Leeds Central Vicar Lane
  14. Maidstone Central
  15. MedwayM2
  16. Norwich
  17. Paignton
  18. Peterborough Central
  19. Stratford Upon Avon
  20. Sunbury M3
  21. Watford
  22. Windsor
  23. Worcester
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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.
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Founded in 1985, Travelodge is one of the UK's leading hotel brands. With over 580 Travelodge hotels and over 43,500 rooms in the UK, Ireland and Spain as at 30th May 2019. Travelodge welcomes approximately 19 million customers every year and more than 12,000 colleagues work across the business.

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