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TRAVELODGE CREATES 15 JOBS AT NEW £2.9M HOTEL IN MERTHYR TYDFIL

30th May 2008


Travelodge, the UK's fastest growing hotel company today announced the opening of its new 58-room hotel in Merthyr Tydfil. The low-cost hotel has created 15 new jobs and represents a 2.9 million investment for the area.

The creation of 15 new jobs in Merthyr Tydfil is part of Travelodge's unprecedented growth drive in Wales. The hotel company is pledging to around 1,500 rooms (approx 15 hotels) in the country by the year 2020. The programme will create roughly 300 jobs and mean an investment of over 55 million in new hotels.

Merthyr Tydfil Travelodge is ideally located for the business and leisure traveller who needs quick and easy access to Merthyr Tydfil town centre and its surrounding areas. The new hotel, located on the A470/A4120, will add an extra 58 rooms to the area priced from as little as 29 per night.

Travelodge is looking for enthusiastic, motivated and committed individuals to join their team and positions available at Merthyr Tydfil Travelodge include:

- Receptionist
- Night Receptionist
- Guest Room Cleaner

Interested candidates can obtain more information and an application form by emailing careers@travelodge.co.uk. The closing date for applications is 16th June 2008.

Tyrone Pope, Travelodges District Manager, said: "I am looking forward to bringing the best team together, to help make Merthyr Tydfil Travelodge a great success. At Travelodge, we believe in developing our people and offer an excellent training and career advancement programme. The company's ethos is to ensure staff find their work enjoyable and fulfilling."



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For further information please contact:

Shula Gillam, PR Executive
T: 01844 358703
M: 07824 491 224
E: shula.gillam@travelodge.co.uk

Notes to Editors:

About Travelodge

The first budget hotel brand to launch in the UK in 1985, Travelodge now operates 332 hotels (over 20,000 rooms)- nine in Ireland, three in Spain and the rest in the UK. Travelodge plans to grow its estate to 70,000 rooms (approximately 1000 hotels) by 2020.

Six and a half million people stayed with Travelodge last year and 87% of reservations are currently made online at travelodge.co.uk. The chain employs 5,000 staff and is owned by Dubai International Capital, who acquired the organisation from Permira in 2006. In April 2007, Travelodge announced the first stage of a new online retail strategy when it became the first UK hotel company to launch a Travel Insurance product.





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