At Travelodge, customer comfort is a serious business and we’re willing to go the extra 1,344 metres to prove it!
Climbers on Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain, were shocked last week when a 36-strong Travelodge team took it upon themselves to take one of its hotel rooms to new heights. The team rose to the physical challenge and hauled an array of bedroom furnishings and equipment all the way to the summit of the 1,344 metre peak. Once there, they assembled a full Travelodge hotel room, complete with a Travelodge Dreamer Bed.
To make sure the Ben Nevis Travelodge room measured up to the exact standards, it included not only a luxury Travelodge Dreamer bed complete with sheets, duvet, pillows and a bed runner, but also walls, a hanging picture and a comfortable chair to rest tired legs.
This remarkable challenge was all part of Travelodge’s commitment to charity partner Macmillan Cancer Support who help to improve the lives of people affected by cancer by providing practical, medical and financial support. The Ben Nevis challenge raised an amazing £60,000 including a £5,000 donation from Sleepeezee, producers of the Travelodge Dreamer bed.
The intrepid Travelodge climbing team got an early start, leaving Fort William Travelodge at 6am, ready to haul the hotel room and its contents along the Ben Nevis track, creating the highest hotel room in the UK since 1916.
The idea for the challenge came from Paul Harvey, a member of the climbing team and Managing Director of Property at Travelodge. ““Travelodge is renowned for building innovative hotels and we certainly love a good challenge. So as part of our fundraising programme, we thought it would be a good idea to take our new Travelodge room to new heights and you don’t get any higher in the UK than the summit of Ben Nevis.
“It was certainly one of the hardest constructions we have ever undertaken. The terrain is very steep and exhausting, and all that weight makes it even more of a challenge.
“Although it rained on the way up, the weather conditions were actually perfect for the challenge as the rain kept us cool and when we reached the summit the wind stopped blowing which was a great bonus when constructing the room on the snow.
“It was certainly worth the pain, as the views from the highest hotel room in Britain were breathtaking.
Now that’s a room with a view!