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PLAYERS FROM SCUNTHORPE UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB OFFICIALLY OPEN THE NEW SCUNTHORPE TRAVELODGE

6th May 2005


* Rooms from as little as 26 per night
* New hotel creates a further new 6 job opportunities

Ian Baraclough, Peter Beagrie, Wayne Corden and Cleveland Taylor from Scunthorpe United Football Club officially opened the new Travelodge at Gallagher Retail Park, Doncaster Road, Scunthorpe today.

The new hotel, which has cost over 1 million to build, has 40 bedrooms and has created 15 new jobs. Rooms prices start from as little as 26 per night. (This rate is only available online)

Travelodge, the UK's number one budget hotel brand, has 262 hotels throughout the UK, in most major city centres. This year it celebrates its 20th anniversary and for the first time since the company began in 1985, Travelodge has developed a new modern brand identity which reflects the warm welcome and good night's sleep that Travelodge offers its customers. Scunthorpe Travelodge is one of the first hotels to receive the new brand identity signage internally and externally.

The hotel offers a choice of either a double or family room, each offering a comfortable setting with en-suite bathroom, luxury king size bed, colour TV with in room entertainment which offers pay on demand movies, telephone and Internet services and free tea and coffee making facilities. Free on site car parking is also provided for guests.

A new vending machine has been introduced at Scunthorpe Travelodge which offers alcoholic beverages at 2.50 each. There is a choice of wines, lager and bitter. This service is only available to Traveloge guests who are over the age of 18 years old. A token must be obtained from reception first, in order to purchase the drinks.

Mark Harris, Scunthorpe Travelodge Manager, said "We have had a fantastic response since we opened our hotel, it has been full every night. Travelodge offers the perfect solution for a hassle free stop-over, ideal for local residents who have family or friends visiting or for business or leisure travellers into Scunthorpe. We offer a comfortable room from as little as 26, which is the smart choice when looking for a good night sleep".

Due to the great opening success of Scunthorpe Travelodge a further six new positions have been created for Guest Room Cleaners. For further information please contact Carly Sargent on 0870 191 1786.

Attached is a photograph of Ian Baraclough, Peter Beagrie, Wayne Corden Cleveland Taylor from Scunthorpe United football club with the Scunthorpe Travelodge team. Additional images are available of the the hotel and vending machine upon request.

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For further information please contact:
Shakila Ahmed
PR Manger
Direct Line:0121 521 6638
Mobile: 07802 702 499

Note to Editors:

Travelodge room rates start from just 26 per night and 46 Central London. These rates are subject to availability and can only be booked online at www.travelodge.co.uk. Rooms can also be booked by calling
08700 850 950.

The latest BDRC British Hotel Guest Survey (February 2005) named Travelodge as the joint number one hotel brand in the UK* and the number one budget brand. Travelodge was also named as "The Most Improved Budget Brand".

Over the next six years Travelodge is planning to open 15,000 new rooms and create over 4,500 new jobs.

In 2005 Travelodge is opening a new hotel every ten days and has the biggest expansion programme in place within the UK budget hotel sector.

Over six million people stay with Travelodge every year.

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