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George, Hotel Manager

George has had a real adventure with Travelodge, starting as a hotel Team Member in one of our bar cafe sites and working his way through different departments, learning every aspect of hotels. He is now managing one of our busiest hotels in Guildford, whilst still making sure he travels the world to pursue his passions for photography and snakes.

George's career path

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  • Bar Cafe Team Member, Guildford

    Nov 2005 - Dec 2007/h4>

    George joined our business as a Hotel Team Member just for some extra money, but soon realised that he could grow within the business so pushed himself to learn all aspects of the hotel in our 152-bed bar cafe site in Guildford.

  • Assistant Hotel Manager, Guildford

    Dec 2007 - Mar 2009

    Stepping into the Assistant Hotel Manager role within the same hotel was a challenge, but was facilitated by George’s great relationships with the team, which allowed him to ensure every customer had the best stay possible.

  • Hotel Manager - Secondment, Farnborough

    Mar 2009 - Jun 2009

    After a couple of years, George sought some change, so went on to manage on a secondment basis at the 77-bed bar cafe site in Farnborough, ensuring that the hotel opened and ran smoothly.

  • Assistant Hotel Manager, Guildford

    Jun 2009 - Oct 12

    He went back to Guildford after a few months and continued to drive results and customer experience forward in the 152-bed hotel.

  • Hotel Manager, Woking

    Oct 2012 - Jun 2016

    Another new opening allowed George to play a pivotal role in the success of our new site in Woking, this time as a Hotel Manager – overseeing 111 rooms and a very busy bar cafe in the centre of Woking.

  • Hotel Manager, Guildford

    Jun 2016 - Present

    George is now back in his original Travelodge hotel as Hotel Manager, embedding new initiatives and building the best place to work through hard work and determination. George has taken the hotel to being one of our biggest contributing hotels within the estate.