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PEMBROKE DOCK TRAVELODGE MAKES HISTORY AS PART OF UK'S BIGGEST HOTEL OPENING PROGRAMME

2nd Dec 2005


Today, Pembroke Dock Travelodge made history as part of Travelodge's UK record of opening eight new hotels throughout the UK in one day. The Lord Mayor officially opened Pembroke Docks first budget hotel.

The 2 million hotel, has 51-bedrooms and has created 15 new jobs within the area. It is located at Pier Road, West Llanion Industrial Estate. An open day was held at the hotel for local residents to view the hotel and enjoy a glass of champagne.

The hotel was developed using a new construction method called Modular Construction, where the bedrooms were created in a factory in Newport. The bedrooms were then delivered to site and lowered in through the roof. Local slate was also used to roof the hotel. This method dramatically reduced production costs and development time from 28 weeks to just 18 weeks.

Room rates at Pembroke Dock Travelodge will start from 26 per night. You only pay for the room and not for the number of guests staying. There is a choice of rooms, which includes family, double and disabled. Each room offers a comfortable setting with en-suite bathroom, luxury king-size bed, colour TV which offers pay on demand movies, telephone and Internet services and free tea and coffee making facilities.

A "Grab & Go" food service will be available offering a range of hot & cold snacks and drinks 24 hours a day. Guests can purchase their food at reception and then take the option to either eat at the hotel or take it away with them.

Jason Hiley, Pembroke Dock Travelodge Hotel Manager said: "There is tremendous growth opportunity for budget accommodation at Pembroke Dock. We are the first branded budget hotel operator to open in the area. Our 26 room rate will ensure visiting travellers to the area receive a high quality, lost cost, stopover solution. Local residents can also benefit by putting up family and friends at the hotel and avoid the additional stress at home. Perfect for the forthcoming Christmas holidays. We are the smart choice for any type of stop-over."

Pembroke Dock Lord Mayor, Councillor Ron Watts said: "I am delighted Travelodge have opened the first budget hotel in Pembroke Dock, this new opening has not just created jobs within the community it has brought a much needed service to the town. It will certainly help bring more business and leisure visitors to Pembroke Dock. I am extremely pleased to see the company has catered for the disabled and the facilities I have viewed are outstanding."

The other Travelodge hotels to open today include: Manchester Airport, London City Airport, Aberdeen Airport, Bury, Norwich City Centre, Nottingham City Centre and St Austell which results in a total investment of 28 million, 741 new rooms and a creation of 245 jobs.

The following images are available:
Pembroke Dock Lord Mayor, Councillor Ron Watts with the Travelodge team
Travelodge Pembroke Dock

For further information, please contact:
Shakila Ahmed
PR Manager
Direct Line: 0121 521 6638
Mobile: 07802 702 499

Notes to Editor:
As well as creating a UK record for opening eight hotels in one day, Travelodge has also launched a new pricing strategy, which will deliver 20 million price cuts to customers in 2006. This will include hundred thousand 10 rooms, 500,000 26 rooms and price cuts on thousands of standard room rates. Pembroke Dock Travelodge will benefit from this new pricing strategy, which will help drive more business into the region.

Travelodge has 288 hotels throughout the UK, located in most major city centres. Over six million people stay with Travelodge every year.

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