Travelodge opens first branded hotel in Llandudno town centre

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    Llandudno Travelodge, an 82- room property has been opened on the site of the former Clarence House hotel on Gloddeath Street. The hotel is part of a mixed-use development programme which includes three retail units being located below the hotel. To mark Travelodge coming to Llandudno, an official opening event was held at the hotel where The Mayor of Llandudno, Councillor Malcolm Bullock joined Travelodge’s Chief Financial Officer, Jo Boydell to officially open the hotel.

    As part of the celebrations, to mark this momentous moment, Travelodge also invited local residents to attend the opening event and have the opportunity to win a luxurious bespoke king-size Travelodge Dreamer bed worth £600. The lucky winner was Mrs Jennifer Jones.

    Llandudno Travelodge has been designed in the Company’s new contemporary brand look, which includes a new room design which has been created by Travelodge customers. The hero of the new room is the new bespoke luxurious Travelodge Dreamer bed and for the first time, the hotel chain has also introduced Truckle beds into all of its family rooms for children.

    Jo Boydell, Travelodge’s Chief Financial Officer said: “We are delighted to making history today by opening our first Travelodge in Llandudno, which is also the first branded hotel in the town centre. Llandudno is a great location for Travelodge and by offering great quality rooms at unbeatable prices we are perfectly positioned as the county’s favourite hotel brand for value, which will help attract new visitors to the area. This is great news for the local community too, as our research shows annually Travelodge customers will boost the local economy by £2 million during their stay.”

    Mayor of Llandudno said: “It is good to see good quality reasonable priced accommodation in the town. There is a need for it. It is nice to see a run-down building restored and brought back into use. I wish them well.”

    Llandudno Travelodge is being managed by Joanne Cawthray, who started her career as a receptionist at Porthmadog Travelodge in 2010 and rapidly climbed the career ladder and become a hotel manager within three months of starting with the company. Since then, Joanne has had two children and has managed various Travelodge hotels across North Wales.

    Joanne’s strong team of 15 staff have been employed via Travelodge’s relationship with the Job Centre Plus – which helps the long term unemployed back into the workplace.
    Joanne Cawthray, Llandudno Travelodge Hotel Manager said: “I am thrilled to be managing the very first branded hotel in the heart of Llandudno only minutes from the beach and famous pier. The hotel has got off to a flying start and we are fully booked for the Llandudno Air Show and Elton John concert in June. Also our reservation data shows we are expected to be sold out for this summer.”

    “To celebrate coming to Llandudno, we thought it would be a good idea for a local resident to win the hero of our new room, the new bespoke luxurious Travelodge Dreamer bed. We have installed these beds into all of our 38,000 rooms across the UK as part of a £100 million modernisation programme. Congratulations to Mrs Jennifer Jones for being the proud owner of a new Travelodge Dreamer bed.”

    Llandudno Travelodge offers a range of rooms which includes: family, double and accessible. A Travelodge family room caters for either two adults and two children or three adults. The room features two space saving comfy truckle beds, providing an enhanced service for families staying in the room. When the beds are in use the base can be used for storing luggage, providing extra space in the room.

    Each room has en-suite facilities with eco-friendly showers, in-room toiletries including liquid soap, a flat screen TV with 18 free digital channels, free tea and coffee making facilities, and Wi-Fi for 30 minutes and then £3 for up to 24 hours.

    Daniel Fountain / 25.05.2015

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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