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MP PETER AINSWORTH OFFICIALLY OPENS FIRST £2.4 MILLION TRAVELODGE HOTEL IN CATERHAM

17th Nov 2006


Today, MP for Surrey East, Peter Ainsworth officially opened Caterham Travelodge - the first branded budget hotel within the town. The 60-room hotel, located at Godstone Road, Whyteleafe, Surrey, CR3 0BF, has created 20 new jobs within the community and will offer rooms from 15*.

To celebrate the opening of Caterham Travelodge, pupils from St. Francis Primary School were set a project of designing their "Dream Bedroom". MP, Peter Ainsworth selected the winning picture, which was drawn by Emily Nash aged 10 years.

As part of her prize, Emily won a once in a lifetime opportunity - to join MP Peter Ainsworth to officially open Caterham Travelodge. Emily also won a weekend stay at a UK Travelodge hotel of her choice for her family. The winning picture will be hung in the hotel reception area for customers to view. All participating children were awarded a goodie bag.


Bianca Milgate, Caterham Travelodges Manager, said; "We have seen a tremendous growth in the demand for budget accommodation within East Surrey. Caterham Travelodge is centrally located for visiting business and leisure travellers. Local residents can also benefit by accommodating family and friends at the hotel to avoid the additional stress at home, ideal for the festive season ahead. We offer a comfortable room from as little as 15*, which is the smart choice for any type of stopover."

Peter Ainsworth, MP for Surrey East said; " I'm delighted that Travelodge have made this major investment in Whyteleafe, Caterham. This new hotel will fill a real local need for budget accommodation and I am thrilled that it has created so many new jobs. I wish them the very best for the future."


Caterham Travelodge will offer a choice of either Family, Double or Disabled rooms. Each room provides a comfortable setting with en-suite bathroom, luxury king size bed, colour TV and free tea and coffee making facilities.

The new hotel also has a Bar Cafe which offers an all-you-can-eat hot cooked breakfast buffet at 6.50 per person (children eat for free**), all day snacks and a bar service in the evenings.

In the lead-up to Christmas, Travelodge is opening 17 new hotels across the UK. Locations include: Peterborough, Stansted Airport (Great Dunmow), Romford, Barnstaple, Ludlow, Hatfield, Kendal, Birmingham (city centre), Ayr, Manchester Trafford Park, Hereford, Camberley, Croydon, Watford, Birmingham Five Ways and Sheffield (city centre). 400 new jobs will be created as a result of these new hotel openings.

For further information please visit www.travelodge.co.uk

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For further information please contact
Shula Gillam, PR Executive - 07863 342 317

Notes to editor

In addition, to support the opening, local classic sports car company, Caterham Cars kindly donated the infamous 'Caterham Seven, Roadsport' to be a part of the hotels official opening photograph.


*15 room rate is an introductory opening offer; the leading rates at Caterham Travelodge will start from 26 per room per night.

**Up to two children ten years or under eat free of charge for each paying adult. Offer excludes Northern Ireland and Spain

Travelodge has currently 282 hotels throughout the UK. These are conveniently located in most major UK city centres,

Travelodge offers an online booking service at www.travelodge.co.uk and also via telephone on 08700 850 950.

Competitively priced, Travelodge room rates start from just $26 per room, per night. (26 room rates are subject to availability and can only be booked online)

Travelodge was the first budget brand to launch in the UK in 1985.




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