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15th Oct 2008

Today, Deputy Chairman of North Tyneside Council, Councillor Michael Huscroft officially opened Travelodge's fifth hotel in the city Newcastle Silverlink Travelodge. The 126-room hotel is located at Silverlink Park, Coast Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE28 9HP and is the first budget hotel to open in the retail business park.

Newcastle Silverlink Travelodge was previously a former struggling four-star, full service Menzies hotel which Travelodge took over this summer. Over the last couple of months Travelodge has invested 1.3 million on refurbishing the hotel and transforming it, into a budget hotel that offers rooms from 29.

To mark the opening of Travelodges fifth hotel in Newcastle, Councillor Huscroft and local businesses were invited to a champagne reception. The Deputy Mayor of North Tyneside Council, Councillor Jim Allan was unable to attend the official opening but made a special visit earlier in the day to show his support, meet the team and see the hotel.

Tom Cawdell, Newcastle Silverlink Travelodge's Hotel Manager said: "There is a desperate need for low-cost accommodation within the North Shields area. In the current economic climate, people just can't afford expensive full service hotel prices. Travellers just want a clean, low-cost room for a good night's sleep and this is what Travelodge stands for.

To celebrate the opening of Newcastle Silverlink and to help travellers to Newcastle during the credit crunch, we are offering over 700 rooms over the next three months for 29 per night.

Deputy Chairman of the Council, Councillor Michael Huscroft said: "Tourism and business are vitally important to our local economy and so I am delighted that Travelodge are investing in another hotel in Newcastle. The North Tyneside area will greatly benefit from a budget hotel".

All rooms at Silverlink Travelodge are ensuite and have a luxury king sized bed, digital flat screen TV offering 18 digital channels, WI-FI and free tea and coffee making facilities. There is onsite car parking and the hotel has a Bar Cafe offering which offers evening meals and an 'all you can eat breakfast' for 7.50 per person and under 16's eat free. If you book your breakfast online you can receive a 10% discount.


For further information please contact:

Sharday Wells
Junior PR Executive
T: 01844 358 720

Notes to Editor
A 29 room has to bee booked seven days in advance of stay and can be booked at

About Newcastle Silverlink Travelodge:

Newcastle Silverlink Travelodge is located at Silverlink Park, Coast Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE28 9HP. Travelodge provides over 500 rooms across Newcastle in five hotels. These hotels are:

Newcastle Silverlink Travelodge, Silverlink Park, Coast Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE28 9HP

Newcastle Central Travelodge, Forster Street, Quayside, Newcastle, NE1 2NH

Newcastle Whitemare Pool Travelodge, A194 Wardley, Whitemare Pool, Nr. Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, NE10 8YB

Newcastle Seaton Burn Travelodge, A1 A19 roundabout, Fisher Lane, Seaton Burn, Newcastle, NE13 6EP.

Gateshead Travelodge, Clasper Way, Swalwell, Gateshead, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE16 3BE.

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