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16th Dec 2005

Today, Travelodge, the UKs number one budget hotel brand officially opened its first hotel in Hastings at Summerfields, Bohemia Road. Travelodge has spent over £100,000 refurbishing the former 40-bedroom Cinique Ports hotel into the new 50-bedroom Hastings Travelodge. The hotel reception area, restaurant and bedrooms have also been refurbished.

Hastings Travelodge will offer rooms from as little as £26, which is a 75% reduction from Cinique Ports room rates. You only pay for the room and not the number of guests staying (A family room caters for two adults and two children under the age of 16). With the Christmas holidays fast approaching, booking visiting family and friends at the Travelodge hotel, could avoid the additional stress and hassle at home for local residents.

There is a choice of rooms from family, double and disabled, each offering a comfortable setting with en-suite bathroom. Also included in each room is a luxury king-size bed, colour TV, pay on demand movies, telephone, Internet services and free tea and coffee making facilities.

The hotel has a Bar Café, which offers a range of meals and refreshments throughout the day and evening. (Breakfast, evening meals and snacks 24 hours a day and a bar service until 1.00am). The Bar Café is also open to non-staying guests.

The new hotel opening has created an additional ten new jobs, which includes:
Bar Café staff
Guest Room Cleaners

Interested candidates need to contact hotel manager Dave Jagga on: 07841 725 142.

The opening of Hastings Travelodge has supported two charities, the first being Seaview, a local housing association, who have been given a range of furniture and kitchen equipment. The second charity to receive help has been the Asia Earthquake appeal, where a lorry full of donated bed linen, curtains and towels and been sent to help the victims in Kashmir.

Dave Jagga, Hastings Travelodge Hotel Manager said: "There is tremendous growth opportunity for budget accommodation in Hastings. My team and I look forward to welcoming former Cinique Port and new guests to try the Travelodge experience of a comfortable night sleep at a low cost. With rooms from £26 we offer fantastic value, ideal for a business or leisure stopover."


For further information, please contact:

Shakila Ahmed
PR Manager
Direct Line: 0121 521 6638
Mobile: 07802 702 499

Note to Editors:

Travelodge has 290 hotels throughout the UK, located in most major city centres. Over six million people stay with Travelodge every year.

Travelodge room rates start from just £26 per night and £46 Central London. These rates are subject to availability and can only be booked online at Rooms can also be booked by calling 08700 850 950. 50% of bookings are via the web.

Travelodge is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and for the first time since the company began in 1985, Travelodge has developed a new modern brand identity which reflects the warm welcome and good night's sleep that Travelodge offers its customers.

The latest BDRC British Hotel Guest Survey (February 2005) named Travelodge as the joint number one hotel brand in the UK* and the number one budget brand. Travelodge was also named as 'The Most Improved Budget Brand'.

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