UK budget hotel chain, Travelodge, has officially opened its first hotels in Winchester and Letchworth Garden City. Collectively these two hotels represent an investment of nearly GBP 15 million (USD 18.24) and have created 35 new jobs. With these two additions, Travelodge now operates 583 hotels across the UK, Ireland and Spain.
Winchester Travelodge is the first of two hotels the budget hotel chain is opening in Hampshire this year. The other hotel is the company’s first hotel in Gosport which is scheduled to open at the end of the year. Winchester Travelodge, a 62-room hotel is located in the heart of the city centre close to the Cathedral.
Letchworth Garden City Travelodge is the company’s first hotel in the town. The 73-room hotel is also the company’s first to open as part of its Hertfordshire expansion programme. Room rates at both hotels start from GBP 29 (USD 35.26).
Shakila Ahmed, spokesperson of Travelodge said: “We have officially opened our first hotels in Winchester and Letchworth Garden City and extended our UK network to 566 locations. Both hotels have got off to a flying start and are set for a busy year ahead.”
“Britain’s travellers are changing. We expect more and increasingly we travel to a wider range of places. More and more of us are working away from home during the week, and we’re taking more long weekends. Therefore, Travelodge now has to satisfy the needs of travellers who just want the essentials at a low price, and of those who also value the little extras. We’re focused on making sure we can offer travellers the right choice, in the right place, at the right price,” she added.