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TRAVELODGE COMES TO CHESTER AND CREATES 20 NEW JOBS

24th Jun 2008


Travelodge, the UK's leading budget hotel brand, is delighted to announce the imminent opening of its 60-room Chester Central hotel, on St Johns Street, Chester.

The opening of the hotel will create 20 new jobs in the region and provide over night accommodation from as little as 29. The hotel is ideally located in the centre of Chester and is in a prime location for both business and leisure travelers.

Travelodge are currently looking for enthusiastic, motivated and committed individuals to join their team at Chester Central and recruitment starts today for the following roles:

- Receptionist
- Night Receptionist
- Guest-Room Cleaner
- Housekeeping

Interested candidates need to contact Chester Job Centre, Chantry House, City Road Chester, CH1 3AQ on 01244 357699 for more information and an application form. Interviews will start from Friday 27th June.

Annie McIntyre, Chester Central Travelodge's Hotel Manager, said: "I am looking forward to bringing the best team together, to help make Chester Central Travelodge a great success. At Travelodge, we believe in developing our people and offer an excellent training and career advancement programme. The companys ethos is to ensure staff find their work enjoyable and fulfilling."

For further information on Travelodge visit www.travelodge.co.uk/careers.

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For more information please contact
Emma Porter, Travelodge Press Office
Tel 01844 358624 (Please note this contact is for journalists only)

Notes to Editors
The Chester Central Travelodge will be located on St Johns Street, Chester, CH1 1DD.

The first budget hotel brand to launch in the UK in 1985, Travelodge now operates 330 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 and aims to be the biggest operator in London by the 2012 Olympics with over 7,000 rooms in the capital.

Six and a half million people stayed with Travelodge last year and 83% of reservations are currently made online at travelodge.co.uk, where room rates start at 19 a night. 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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