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No Room at the Inn? Travelodge will let Mary and Joseph in for FREE!

25th Nov 2004

To celebrate the Christmas season Travelodge, the UKs fastest growing low-cost hotel chain, is offering couples called Mary and Joseph a free nights stay at one of their 250 hotels. The move is to make up for the hotel industry not having any rooms left on Christmas Eve, all those years ago. There may not be any myrrh and frankincense in the room but there is a comfy king size bed and an en-suite bathroom!

Sandy Leckie Manager at Covent Garden Travelodge comments I think this is a brilliant idea it certainly evokes the spirit of Christmas. We are more than happy to welcome any Mary and Joseph couples into our hotel; its definitely more comfortable than a stable. I just hope they dont bring their donkey!

Travelodge family rooms are perfect for Mary and Joseph and definitely have room for a baby and a manger. Room rates start from 25 across the country (from 45 in central London) and you only pay for the room and not the number of people that stay, so even if the shepherds turn up too, it wont cost much and nobody has to sleep in the stable.

All Mary and Joseph need to do is ensure they have photo ID (passport or photo driving license) and then phone this number to arrange their free nights accommodation 020 7553 3334


For more information please contact Melissa Heyn or Suzanne Price at Shine on

020 7553 3333 or /

Notes to editors

Mary and Joseph offer:
Some locations may not be open during the Christmas period. Check website for details
This offer is non-commissionable and cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount scheme
This offer cannot be booked by phone
Other non-promotional rates available online and on 08700 850 950
Travelodge offers double, family and disabled rooms. A family caters for two adults and two children, both under 16 years. All rooms are en-suite, with luxury king size beds, colour TV and free tea and coffee making facilities
Travelodge currently has 250 locations throughout the UK
Travelodge was the first UK low-cost hotel brand to launch in the UK in 1985

Additional Seasonal offers:
Another Christmas offer that is open to everyone, whatever their name is Tennertastic - 50,000 rooms can be booked for just 10 per room, per night
Book by 28th November for stays between 23rd December 2004 and 9th January 2005
Offer may not be available at every lodge every night and can only be booked at and must be booked at least one full day in advance of stay
All bookings must be pre-paid and are non-transferable, non-refundable and cannot be amended

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