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ST AUSTELL TRAVELODGE MAKES HISTORY AS PART OF A UK'S BIGGEST HOTEL OPENING PROGRAMME

2nd Dec 2005


Today, St Austell Travelodge made history as part of Travelodge's UK record of opening eight new hotels throughout the country in one day. The £2.5 million, 67-bedroom hotel has created 20 new jobs within the area and is located at Pentewan Road, St Austell.

Room rates at St Austell 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.

There is also an onsite Bar-Café at the hotel, which offers a range of meals and refreshments throughout the day and evening. (Breakfast, evening meals, snacks 24-hours a day and bar service until 1.00am). A free onsite car-park is available to guests.

Louise Thompson, St Austell Travelodge Hotel Manager said: "There is tremendous growth opportunity for budget accommodation in St Austell. Our new Travelodge hotel will provide a high quality, lost cost stop-over for business and leisure travellers from as little as £26. Local residents can also benefit by putting up family and friends at the hotel and avoid the additional stress and hassle at home. Perfect for the forthcoming Christmas holidays."

The other Travelodge hotels to open today include: Manchester Airport, London City Airport, Aberdeen Airport, Bury, Norwich City Centre, Nottingham City Centre and Pembroke Dock which results in a total investment of £27.5 million, 725 new rooms and a creation of 240 jobs.

Image available of the new Travelodge team celebrating the opening of their new hotel.

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

Notes to Editor:
As well as breaking 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 a hundred thousand £10 rooms, 500,000 £26 rooms and price cuts on thousands of standard room rates. St Austell and surrounding Travelodge hotels within Cornwall 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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