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DENNIS THE MENACE OPENS NEW £2.5 MILLION TRAVELODGE HOTEL IN DUNDEE WEST MARKETGAIT

16th Dec 2005


Today, local celebrity Dennis The Menace officially opened the new Dundee Central Travelodge at West Marketgait, Dundee, DD1 1NL. The grade two listed Scottish Heritage Building has been converted to a 48-bedroom hotel at at an investment cost of 2.5 million.

The new hotel has created 15 new jobs in the area and will be managed by Roy Mead who has lived in Dundee for over 18 years. Aged 50, Roy started working as a part-time Receptionist at Dundee Kingsway Travelodge and over the last couple of years has worked his way up the career ladder, to now managing his own brand new hotel in a prominent city centre location.

Room rates at Dundee Central Travelodge will start from 26 and there is a choice of rooms: double, family and disabled. Each offering a comfortable setting with en-suite bathroom, luxury king size bed, colour TV, pay on demand movies, telephone, Internet service and free tea and coffee making facilities.

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

Roy Mead, Dundee Central Travelodge Hotel Manager, said: "We have seen tremendous growth of budget accommodation in Dundee and our new hotel will help to fulfil this growing demand. With rooms from 26 we offer fantastic value for a business or leisure stopover. With the Christmas holidays approaching we can help local residents, by providing a comfortable room for visiting family and friends which will avoid the additional stress and hassle at home for them."

Images available of Dennis the Menace opening the new hotel with the Travelodge team and Dennis having a pillow fight with Roy Mead, Dundee Central Travelodge Hotel Manager.

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Note to Editor:

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 www.travelodge.co.uk. 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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