Travelodge’s expansion plan of 11 new hotels in Essex will create 350 new jobs across the county.
Travelodge are Essex’s first budget hotel brand, and have just opened our second hotel in Romford. Travelodge currently operates 2 hotels in Basildon, located at Festival Leisure Park and at Runwell Road, Wickford. The expansion includes 11 locations in Essex: Basildon, Brentwood, Canvey Island, Chelmsford, Colchester, Epping, Grays Thurrock, Maldon, Rayleigh, Southend-on-Sea and Waltham Abbey. The programme represents an investment value of approximately £88 million for third party investors and will boost Travelodge’s portfolio to 25 hotels in Essex and create an additional 350 new jobs.
Travelodge opened its first hotel in Essex in 1986 in Brentwood and today operates 14 hotels across the county. The new London Romford The Quadrant Travelodge is a 65-room hotel with Bar Café situated on top of The Quadrant shopping centre which is a classic art deco design building designed and created by William Goodchild in 1935. The hotel represents an investment of £8 million for the landlord and has created 25 new jobs within the local community. A champagne reception was held to celebrate the opening of Travelodge London Romford The Quadrant, where the Mayor of Havering, Councillor Linda Van den Hande joined Bryn Taylor, Travelodge Regional Director for the South East and cut the ribbon to officially open the hotel.
Bryn Taylor, Travelodge Regional Director for the South East said:
“Essex is a key growth area for Travelodge. Following our £1.2 million investment in upgrading the customer experience and raising quality levels across our Essex hotels, we have seen a significant rise in sales, interestingly with more business customers staying in our hotels than ever before. The Essex economy is growing at pace with increasing visitor numbers to the area. However, there is still a shortage of good quality accommodation at a great value price. Therefore to meet this growing consumer demand we are looking for new hotel sites in the following locations: Basildon, Brentwood, Canvey Island, Chelmsford, Colchester, Epping, Grays Thurrock, Maldon, Rayleigh, Southend-on-Sea and Waltham Abbey. This expansion programme will boost Travelodge’s portfolio to 35 hotels in Essex and create an additional 350 new jobs.”
London Romford The Quadrant Travelodge has been styled in the company’s new contemporary brand design. All rooms feature the new luxurious king size Travelodge Dreamer Beds and family rooms include individual beds for the children or for sharing adults. All rooms also include an en-suite with power shower, flat screen TV with free digital channels, free tea/coffee-making facilities and WIFI. In addition, the hotel offers an unlimited breakfast menu at just £8.25 and an unlimited lighter breakfast at just £5.95. With breakfast being served till 11am at the weekends, you can have a lie in and enjoy a delicious breakfast to kick start your day. For each paying adult, two children eat for free.
As part of its commitment to offer customers the best value, Travelodge is now offering free Wifi in all of its hotels for 30 minutes and it has slashed its 24 hour rate to just £3.