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BRITS WANT TO SHARE A HOTEL ROOM WITH KEIRA KNIGHTLY AND RAY WINSTONE

5th May 2006


Keira Knightly and Ray Winstone are the sexy stars most Brits would love to share a hotel room with, according to a new survey.

Travelodge conducted research after being inundated with customer requests at its "Room with a View" trial hotel at London City Airport.

Travelodge's "Room With A View" pilot is trialling the nation's favourite views in the form of window transfers. Guests can choose from a Caribbean Beach, the Taj Mahal, Niagara Falls, or the Manhattan skyline.

The trial has created such a buzz at the hotel, that guests have also been requesting images of their favourite celebrity as an alternative choice.

Pride and Prejudice beauty Keira Knightly, 22, topped the poll as the woman most men would like to see in their room.

Knightly shot to fame in the 2002 comedy Bend It Like Beckham and now has a string of hits to her name including Love Actually and Pirates of the Caribbean.

The beautiful Brit babe came ahead of Zorro temptress Catherine Zeta Jones and star of The English patient Juliette Binoche.

Tough guy Ray Winstone romped into first place in the poll as women's favourite hotel room guest. Winstone, 49, has become a Tinsel Town favourite with lead roles in cult hit Sexy Beast, King Arthur and the hard hitting Nil By Mouth.

The ex-boxer is also the star of hit ITV series Vincent where he plays a tough cop turned private investigator.

Winstone's rough charm beat another Hollywood hunk, Oscar winning Ocean's Eleven and Twelve lead George Clooney into second place.

The new James Bond, Daniel Craig, had to settle for third place ahead of Countdown smoothie Des Lynam.

Alex Gibson, London City Airport hotel manager said: "We gave customers the choice of a great view from their room and whilst this was well received we have had lots of requests for their favourite celebrity".

Travelodge is continuing its trial at London City Airport and bosses are now discussing adding celebrity window transfers to the pilot

Images of celebrities and nations top ten views are available upon request.

ENDS

For further information, please contact:

Shakila Ahmed

PR Manager

Direct Line: 01844 35 8638

Mobile: 07802 702 499

shakila.ahmed@travelodge.co.uk


Notes to editor:

Additional images of celebrities and views are available upon request - please contact Shakila Ahmed on 01844 358 8638.

Travelodge have been running a pilot at London City Airport Travelodge where guests can choose a window transfer of their favourite view. 2500 people were surveyed to discover the nations favourite view from a hotel room. The top ten views were: Caribbean Beach, Northern Lights - Greenland, Niagara Falls, Blue Skies and Sunshine, Lake Windermere, Manhattan Skyline, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Ayres Rock in Australia, Pyramids and Sphinx Egypt, Taj Mahal

Travelodge research conducted by 72 point in May 2006 among 2500 UK adults to find the top celebrities the nation would like to share a hotel room with

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