Roman God of Sleep ‘Somnus’ Officially Opened Travelodge’s Fourth Hotel in Chester

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    ‘Somnus’, the Roman God of sleep, Lord Mayor of Chester, Cllr Neil Ritchie and MP for Chester, Stephen Mosley officially opened Travelodge’s fourth hotel in Chester on the 11th August. The 160-room hotel, located on Delamere Street, Chester; represents an £8.1m investment for the city and has created 20 new jobs.To celebrate the opening of its fourth Travelodge hotel in Chester, the retailer of sleep invited Chester’s Roman God of Sleep, Somnus and his colleague the Roman Goddess of Night, Nyx to host a traditional Latin ‘Sleep Blessing Ceremony’ – to ensure all customers get a good night’s sleep whilst staying at the hotel. The ceremony service included a bespoke sleep poem, tips on how to get a good night’s sleep and sleep inducing music was provided by the God’s Horn Player. (The God’s soldiers also attended the event).

    To meet the high demand for budget accommodation from Chester’s strong tourist and business economy, Travelodge has doubled its sites within the city in less than 12 months. As well as the opening of Chester Central Delamere Street, the hotel chain has acquired the Innkeeper’s Lodge on Warrington Road, Chester which will be transformed into a Travelodge hotel in the next couple of months.

    Chester’s Lord Mayor, Councillor Neil Ritchie commented: “I’m delighted to formally open the fourth Travelodge in Chester and I am pleased to see that despite the current economic difficulties we face, businesses are still willing to invest within the city. The hotel will also provide much needed employment opportunities in the local area as well as attracting more visitors to Chester.”

    Sara Evans, Chester Central Delamere Street’s Hotel Manager, commented: “I am really excited about opening our fourth hotel in Chester. We have seen a high demand for low cost accommodation within the area, which is why we have doubled our hotel sites in less than 12 months. We offer rooms from £19 which make is more affordable for business and leisure travellers visiting the city.”

    Daniel Fountain / 12.08.2010

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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