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TRAVELODGE COMES TO SOUTHEND ON SEA - Company Seeks 24 Staff - Recruitment Day 4th October 2004

23rd Sep 2004

Travelodge, the UK’s fastest growing hotel brand, is delighted to announce the imminent opening of a 56 bedroom hotel at Chichester Road, Southend on Sea, creating 24 new jobs for local people.

Southend on Sea is a prime area for both leisure and business travellers, and with its central location, high level of service and excellent value for money, the new Travelodge will provide a great value stopover for all types of guests and for local residents who have visiting family and friends, whilst creating new jobs within the community.

With all job vacancies to be filled before its official opening in November, Travelodge are inviting enthusiastic, motivated and committed people to come along to a recruitment day being held at the Westcliffe Hotel, in the Crow Stone meeting room on 4th October. Positions include:

1 Assistant Lodge Manager
3 Reception staff
5 Night duty staff
15 Guest room cleaners

The recruitment open day will start at 9am and finish at 7pm. Southend on Sea Job Centre are working with Travelodge’s Area Manager for the region, Jonathan Eaves, and Southend on Sea Travelodge Manager, Gillian Nicholls, to help recruit staff. Those with a keen interest in becoming part of the Travelodge team will be asked to fill in an application form and attend an informal interview on the day. Successful applicants will be invited back for a second interview.

Travelodge representatives will be on hand to answer questions and provide information to potential applicants.

Gillian Nicholls, Southend on Sea Travelodge Manager, said: "Being situated in a central location in Southend on Sea we will offer an ideal location for both customers and staff. Travelodge offers a good range of employee benefits, and with a core part of our ethos being to ensure staff enjoy their work, we look forward to bringing the best team together to help us make the Southend on Sea Travelodge a great success."

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For further information please contact:
Shakila Ahmed Suzy Evans
PR Manager Communications Executive
Mobile: 07802 702 499 Direct Line: 0121 521 6624
Direct Line: 0121 521 6638 Email:

Notes to Editors:

For general information on the Travelodge recruitment day, telephone Gillian Nicholls on 077360 89952 or Jonathan Eaves on 07736 089383.

· Travelodge has currently 248 locations throughout the UK. These are conveniently located in most major UK cities, on all major motorways and ‘A’ roads.
· Travelodge offers an online booking service at and also via telephone on 08700 850 950.
· Competitively priced, Travelodge room rates start from just £25.00 per room, per night. (£25 room rates are subject to availability and can only be booked online)
· Travelodge offers double and family rooms (A family rooms caters for 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 16). All rooms are en-suite, with luxury King Size beds, colour TV and free tea and coffee making facilities.
· Travelodge was the first budget brand to launch in the UK in 1985.
· In 2003 Compass Group plc, owners of Travelodge since 2000, sold the company to Permira Investment Fund Managers. Permira has ambitious plans for Travelodge and is confident that it has an exciting future as the UK’s leading hotel brand

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