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TRAVELODGE SEEKS 100 STAFF FOR NEW HOTEL OPENINGS AT MANCHESTER AND LONDON CITY AIRPORT

1st Jul 2005


Today, Travelodge, the UK's number one budget hotel brand*, is launching a recruitment campaign to fulfil 100 new positions for its two prime airport hotels at Manchester and London City Airport. Both hotels are scheduled to open early December 2005.

The 211-bedroom hotel at Manchester Airport is looking to recruit 65 positions and the 155-bedroom hotel at London City Airport will have 35 positions to fulfil.

With all job vacancies to be filled by September 2005, Travelodge is seeking enthusiastic, motivated, committed people with a flair for great customer service and a passion for working with people for the following roles:

Hotel Manager
Assistant Hotel Manager
Head Housekeeper
Head Receptionist
Administrators
Head Chief
Bar Café Staff
Reception staff
Guest room cleaners
Night duty staff

Applicants just need to send their details to hr@travelodge.co.uk or call 0870 191 1590. Further information will be sent out to them. All successful applicants will go through a comprehensive training programme and undergo work shadowing, ready for the official hotel opening in December 2005.

Travelodge is the UK's fastest growing budget hotel brand. In 2005, the company is opening a new hotel every ten days. It currently employs 4,500 staff throughout the UK. It offers an excellent range of employee benefits and supports career advancement within the organisation.

Over the next six years Travelodge is planning to open 15,000 new rooms and create over 4,500 new jobs. Travelodge has also completed a £20 million refurbishment for all of its hotels within the UK.

Artist's impression of both buildings available on request.

For further information, please contact:
Shakila Ahmed
PR & Communications Manager
Direct Line: 0121 521 6638
Mobile: 07802 702 499
Email: Shakila.ahmed@travelodge.co.uk

Note to Editors:

*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".

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.

Travelodge now secures 50% of its bookings through its website and plans to grow this to 65% in 2005.

Travelodge was the first budget hotel brand to launch in the UK in 1985 and this year celebrates its 20th anniversary

Over six million people stay with Travelodge every year.

Travelodge has currently 260 locations throughout the UK. These are conveniently located in most major UK cities.

Travelodge offers an online booking service at www.travelodge.co.uk and also via telephone on 08700 850 950


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