TRAVELODGE OFFICIALLY OPENS ITS FIRST HOTEL IN CLACTON ON SEA
14th Aug 2009
Today, Travelodge celebrated the official opening of its first hotel in Clacton on Sea. The £1.9m hotel was formally opened by Chairman of Tendring District Council, Councillor Nick Turner. The opening of the new 57-room hotel has created 13 jobs in the community.
Andrew Crick, Clacton on Sea Travelodges Hotel Manager, said:
"I am extremely proud to be given the opportunity to run Clactons first Travelodge. Given the pressures on everyones finances, there is a real demand for low cost accommodation in the area, and my team and I are looking forward to being able to provide it."
Travelodge recruits all of its entry level staff for new hotels in partnership with the Job Centre Plus scheme - a programme that focuses on getting the local longterm unemployed back in to work.
Lauren Kilbey, Operations Manager, Jobcentre Plus in North Essex said:
"Jobcentre Plus works with employers to help them find the best candidates, using screening, work trials and pre-employment training. We are pleased to have worked with Clacton on Sea Travelodge so successfully and wish all their new employees well in their new jobs."
Chairman of Tendring District Council, Councillor Nick Turner commented:
"Tendring District Council is very pleased to welcome a modern, go-ahead and fast expanding hotel group to Clacton on Sea. This is a national company that is going to live with us and not off us by creating thirteen new jobs, reusing a redundant building and bringing life back to this part of Clacton on Sea. I welcome Travelodge to Tendring."
A study of Travelodges customer spend reveals that each overnight stayer spends £36 in the local town on food, drink and entertainment. This spend will boost Essex tourism revenues by £591,000 per annum.
David Barcroft, Travelodges District Manager for Essex, said:
"Due to the summer holidays, Clacton Travelodge is off to a flying start. Our reservations data shows this hotel is set to be one of our best performers this summer. With family rooms from £19 Clacton Travelodge offers the best value accommodation in town.
Clacton on Sea Travelodge features the latest contemporary room design from the budget chain. To aide a good night's sleep, each room offers mood lighting complemented by a red, blue and white colour scheme, a luxury Hypnos King size bed, en suite bathroom facilities, a flat screen TV with 18 free digital channels, free tea and coffee making facilities and Wi-Fi.
For more information visit: www.travelodge.co.uk.