Travelodge opens first budget hotel in Egham

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    Councillor Jim Broadhead was joined by Gary Steele, Travelodge Regional Director, to officially open the town’s first branded budget hotel, Egham Travelodge on March 3rd.The 80-room property, which is the Company’s 517th hotel, is situated in the heart of the town centre and is close to some of the UK’s top attractions such as Thorpe Park and Legoland. The new hotel represents an investment of £5.2 million and has created 15 new jobs within the community.

    With the new addition of Egham Travelodge, the company now operates 18 hotels across Surrey and as part of its ongoing commitment to grow its business in the area, Travelodge has recently invested £1.5 million modernising 13 of its hotels with its new brand design. Currently Leatherhead Travelodge is undergoing a brand make-over at an investment cost of £300,000.

    Gary Steele, Travelodge Regional Director said: “We are delighted to open the first branded budget hotel in Egham town centre. There is a growing demand for good value accommodation within the area and our new hotel is a great base for business and leisure travellers visiting Egham. By offering great quality rooms at unbeatable value we will help attract new vistors to the area. This will help to boost the local economy by £2 million annually and cement our position as the county’s favourite hotel brand for value.

    “Surrey is a key growth area for us and as part of our development strategy we are looking to grow our portfolio of 18 hotels in the county. We are looking for new hotel sites in Guildford, Shepperton and Molesley.”

    Egham Travelodge is being managed by Ewa Sniegula, who started her career as a guest room cleaner at Langley Travelodge in 2010. In 2012 Ewa completed the company’s Gaining Entry into Management (GEM) programme, which fast tracks entry level staff into management, and she took over her first management post at Twickenham Travelodge in 2013.

    Ewa used the Company’s partnership with the Job Centre Plus Scheme – which helps the long term unemployed back into work – to recruit her team of 15.

    The hotel has been designed in the Company’s new contemporary brand design and features the new Travelodge room which has been created by business and leisure customers (see page two for full details).

    Egham 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 / 11.03.2015

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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