At the official opening of Wood Green Travelodge, the company announces it’s looking for 11 new hotel sites across North London – this expansion will create around 220 new jobs
Today, at a champagne reception, the Mayor of Haringey, Councillor Stephen Mann joined Travelodge Regional Director South East, Brynn Taylor to officially open Wood Green’s first branded hotel, London Wood Green Travelodge.
Part office conversion and new build the new 78-room London Wood Green Travelodge, represents an investment of £11 million for the landlord and has created 22 new jobs. It is situated above The Mall shopping centre and is just a few minute walk from Wood Green tube station and is close to Alexandra Palace and the new Tottenham Hotspurs stadium.
London Wood Green Travelodge has been designed in the company’s new upgraded contemporary room design – which has been created by customers. It features the bespoke luxurious king-size Travelodge Dreamer bed which has bedside USB charging points. The new modern room also has softer LED ceiling lighting, providing a warmer ambiance, a ‘comfort cooling’ system and a Samsung 32 inch digital television. The hotel offers, family, double and accessible rooms. The new family rooms offer individual beds for children. Rooms are priced from £49 and can be booked at www.travelodge.co.uk
Travelodge is one of the biggest hotel operators in London and with the opening of Wood Green Travelodge; the company now operates 69 hotels across the capital.
Bryn Taylor, Travelodge Regional Director South East says: “We have been looking to open a hotel in Haringey for some time and are thrilled to open our first hotel in Wood Green in such a prominent position as The Mall Shopping Centre. London Wood Green Travelodge adds a great value option for visitors and also demonstrates that we are very much in the market to acquire existing buildings and turn them into thriving hotels. This also supports local regeneration, creates jobs and boosts the local economy.”
Bryn continues: “With this opening we have boosted our portfolio in London to 69 hotels. However, with growing demand for good value and quality accommodation across the city, in particular in North London, there is still a huge potential for Travelodge to expand further. Therefore we are looking for 11 new hotel sites across North London. Locations include: Angel Islington, Barnet, Edgware/Mill Hill, Golders Green, Hillingdon, Ladbroke Grove, Northolt/Greenford, Pinner, Rickmansworth, Wembley Park and West Hendon.
This expansion will create around 220 new jobs and represents an investment of approx. £55m for third party investors.”
Mayor of Haringey, Councillor Stephen Mann says: “I am thrilled to attend the official opening of the first Travelodge to open in Wood Green – the first to open across Haringey in fact. We believe the investment being made by Travelodge will have a positive impact and help with our wider regeneration ambitions for Wood Green. Travelodge has already generated jobs for local residents as well as offering visitors to the area affordable accommodation. We wish the hotel every success.”
North London is a key growth area for Travelodge, having already spent nearly £2million refurbishing 15 hotels across the region as part of the company’s £100 million nationwide modernisation programme. All Travelodge hotels now offer an upgraded contemporary room design, which features the new bespoke luxurious king-size Travelodge Dreamer bed.
London Wood Green Travelodge is being managed by Sara Forouzin, one of Travelodge’s top managers. Sara joined the company in January 2015 as Bar Café Team Member, and within the year Sara was fast tracked into a management position – via the company’s in-house management development programme.
Sara Forouzin, London Wood Green Travelodge Hotel Manager said: “Not in my wildest dreams did I think that I would be making history by managing Wood Green’s first branded hotel, it’s such an honour.”
“I am very proud to have built a fantastic team who are as passionate as me about delivering great customer service. Our London Wood Green Travelodge has got off to a flying start. We are booked out with business customers during the week and with leisure travellers visiting Alexandra Palace at the weekend. Our new hotel will help to attract new visitors to the area, which is great news for the local economy, as our research shows annually Travelodge customers will spend £2m million with local businesses during their stay.”