We’re committed to three key aims in our Better Future sustainability plan.

At Travelodge we’re creating a Better Future for our customers, colleagues and the planet.

We’ve always been focused on our impact on the environment and our social responsibilities and we know there’s more we can do by working in a way that is inclusive, caring and conscious.


Working to ensure we’re accessible, inclusive and affordable to our colleagues and customers.

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Continuing to provide a safe and healthy environment for our colleagues and customers, and ensuring their wellbeing.

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Being conscious of the waste we produce, the energy and resources we consume and our carbon emissions.

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Our Past & Future

Our Story

In 1985, Travelodge became Britain’s first budget hotel brand when it launched in the UK, opening its first hotel at Barton-under-Needwood in the heart of England. For over 35 years, we’ve been there for our customers in the right place and at the right price enabling guests to stay away from home in a comfortable room for great value.

Our pioneering spirit is as true today as it has always been, and we continue to open hotels and continually improve our product, with a range of room options that suit every budget. By always putting ourselves in our customers’ shoes, we understand what’s most important to them is a consistent, clean and comfortable stay, in a location where they need to be, at a price they are prepared to pay.


Travelodge became the UK’s first budget hotel brand when it opened its first hotel at Barton-under-Needwood.


Travelodge opened its 100th hotel at Norwich Cringleford


Travelodge launched its website www.travelodge.co.uk

Travelodge opened its first Bar Café in Aberdeen.


Travelodge launched Business Account Card - an industry first.


Travelodge opens its 200th hotel at Liverpool Street, London.


Travelodge is the first UK hotel brand to launch in Spain and opened two hotels in Madrid.


Travelodge is named number one hotel brand in the UK by BDRC British Hotel Guest Survey 2005.

Travelodge announces a £20 million brand re-launch, 4,500 new jobs and to open a further 2,500 rooms.

Travelodge receives a new identity, the first in 20 years.


Travelodge headquarters ‘Sleepy Hollow’ in Thame, Oxfordshire.


Travelodge opens its 300th hotel in Croydon, London

Travelodge creates 10,000 jobs as it plans to triple the number of hotels.

Travelodge signs up to a nationwide Government Job Scheme to help recruit the long term unemployed back into the workplace.


Travelodge Launches Aspire its Internal Career Development Programme from entry-level Team Member through to Senior Operations Management.


Travelodge announces a new charity partnership with The British Heart Foundation.


Travelodge launches a new recruitment programme to help unemployed mums & dads return to work by offering jobs with hours that fit around the school run, a work buddy and access to management training.


Travelodge opens an additional two hotels in London in Beckton and Dagenham, boosting its portfolio to 589 hotels which includes 77 properties in London.


Travelodge launches an army of Robovac Buddies to support its nationwide housekeeping teams.

Travelodge announces it is the first company within the UK hospitality sector to pilot and rollout the British Heart Foundation’s new first-of-its-kind online CPR training tool: RevivR. Travelodge launches its new sustainability plan - ‘Better Future’


Travelodge completes its multi-million first phase budget-luxe hotel upgrade programme with the completion of 65 hotels and 3 new builds.

Travelodge reports record results for 2022 and encouraging trading for 2023.

Travelodge’s £4 million 'Top Up Your Trolley' scheme gives 12,200 employees supermarket vouchers worth up to £250 to help out during the ongoing cost of living crisis.

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