9th May 2022

Travelodge, the UK’s second largest hotel chain which operates 594 hotels in the UK, Ireland and Spain, is looking to fill 700 positions immediately across the UK in readiness for the summer Staycation season.  Hospitality can offer a great career and Travelodge, as an equal opportunities employer, welcomes applications from all candidates, including Ukrainian refugees who need a fresh start and have a right to work in the UK.


Travelodge is also committed to supporting parents by offering: jobs close to home, flexible working hours around the school run, a range of benefits and a path into management.


These 700 permanent jobs are available immediately and include 640 positions across the group’s UK based hotels and at the three new Travelodge hotels that are scheduled to open this summer, which include three new hotels in London, at Docklands, Peckham and Wimbledon, as well as the group’s first hotel in Hexham.


London Docklands, Wimbledon and Hexham Travelodge hotels are the company’s first new-build hotels to feature the company’s upgraded budget-luxe premium look and feel design.* 


The 640 positions across Travelodge UK hotels include the following roles:


·       Hotel Manager

·       Assistant Hotel Manager

·       Bar Café Team Member

·       Reception Team Member

·       Housekeeping Supervisor

·       Housekeeping Team Member 


To support its hotel network, Travelodge is expanding its in-house Maintenance team and is looking for 20 full-time Maintenance Engineers. Travelodge is the only UK budget hotel chain to have a dedicated in-house maintenance team of experts to support its UK hotels. Each Engineer has their own network of hotels to service and a fully-equipped van to enable them to travel across their network, as well as a comprehensive personal package including a branded uniform and high quality tools.


Travelodge is also looking to fill 40 positions at its head office in Thame, Oxfordshire. These positions vary from administration to management roles in the following functions: Customer Services, Finance, HR, IT, Marketing, Property, Revenue, Sales and UK Operations. 


Travelodge offers a great range of employee benefits and it is dedicated to developing its people and operates a successful in-house development programme called Aspire - which has helped hundreds of entry-level staff members successfully climb the career ladder into management.    


Hannah Thomson, Travelodge Chief People Officer, said: “Hospitality is one of the world’s fastest growing industries and there has never been a better time than now to join a sector that can open a door to endless opportunities. If you have passion, determination and a real desire to look after people then we will help you learn the rest, as joining Travelodge opens the door to training, coaching and career progression. Our in-house management development programme has helped hundreds of entry level colleagues into a management job. We also offer flexible working hours, ideal for parents who want to work, raise a family and build a career.”


For further information on careers and benefits at Travelodge, please visit www.travelodge.co.uk/careers




For further information, please contact:

The Travelodge Press Office

T: 01844 358 703

E: pressoffice@travelodge.co.uk


Notes to editors:

Applicants from Ukraine need to have authorised paperwork that they have a right to work in the UK, in order for their applications to be processed for employment with Travelodge.   


·       Travelodge employee benefits include:

·       50% off UK Travelodge hotel rooms and food and non-alcoholic drinks in the Bar Café  

·       Room discounts for family and friends

·       Work anniversary complimentary booking voucher

·       Pension scheme with employer contributions

·       Discounts at a range of retailers

·       Employee Assistance Programme

·       Life Assurance 

·       Discounts on Sleepeezee beds and mattresses


 * Travelodge is going budget-luxe with a new premium look & feel design   

Travelodge has been a trailblazer within the UK hotel sector since it opened the UK’s first budget hotel in 1985 and once again it is evolving by launching a new budget-luxe premium look and feel hotel design whilst maintaining its great value price proposition.


This is the group’s most radical transformation to date and has been created in response to ever increasing expectations from business and leisure customers.


This new design has been created on the success of the group’s budget chic hotel format, TravelodgePLUS. In response to consumer insight, the Travelodge interiors team have remodelled their core product with a new budget-luxe design that includes all the low cost efficiencies you would expect from Travelodge but with the added benefit of thoughtful, stylish design and homely touches throughout its interiors. 


The group intends to roll out its new budget-luxe design across its UK estate and has kick-started this programme with a multi-million pound investment to upgrade 60 hotels this year in popular business and Staycation destinations across the UK.