12th July 2021

Travelodge, the UK’s first budget hotel chain which operates 582 hotels across the UK is looking to fill 680 positions across the country in readiness for the summer Staycation season. 

This recruitment drive includes 637 full & part time positions across the company’s UK Travelodge hotels. Positions include 45 management roles for Hotel Manager and Assistant Hotel Manager positions. The other roles include: Bar Café Team Member, House Keeping Team Member and Receptionist.

Travelodge is also recruiting for 19 Maintenance Engineers to join its nationwide in-house Maintenance Team. These full time positions are field based, carrying out a variety of maintenance related tasks across the company’s 582 UK Travelodge hotels.  Each Maintenance Engineer will be given their own network of hotels to service as well as a branded kitted-out vehicle to enable them to travel across their network of hotels and they will also receive a comprehensive personal package of branded uniform and high quality tools

Travelodge is the only UK budget hotel chain that has invested in a bespoke dedicated in-house maintenance team of experts to support itshotels across the length and breadth of the UK. 

In addition, the company is looking to fill 24 roles at its head office in Thame, Oxfordshire which includes positions in: Finance, HR, IT, Marketing, PR, Property, Revenue, Sales and UK Operations.

Craig Bonnar, Travelodge Chief Executive said: “We are gearing up for a busy summer Staycation season this year, and we need to fill 680 permanent positions immediately. We are looking for individuals who have passion, determination and a desire to deliver excellent customer service. In return, we provide a world-class training and development programme giving direct access to climb the career ladder into management. We also offer flexible working hours to help parents work around the school run, so that they can raise their family and keep one foot firmly on their career ladder too.  There has never been a better time than now to join the UK hospitality sector, the career opportunities are endless and it also opens a door to the world.”   


Travelodge offers a great range of employee benefits and these are available to new employees from their first day of employment. These benefits include:  

·     50% off Travelodge’s 582 UK hotels

·     Room discounts for family and friends

·     Work anniversary complementary booking voucher

·     Pension scheme

·     Discounts at a range of retailers

·     Employee Assistance Programme

·     Life Assurance    

Travelodge is dedicated to helping mums and dads returning to work by offering: jobs with hours that fit around the school run, a work buddy and access to management training.

The company also operates a successful in-house management programme, called Aspire which helps entry level employees to successfully climb the career ladder into management.  Over a thousand entry level employees have been promoted to a management position via this programme.   



For further information, please contact:

The Travelodge Press Office

T: 01844 35 8703

E: pressoffice@travelodge.co.uk