Travelodge Continues to Expand in Spain

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    Yesterday (Wednesday 18th September), the UK’s first budget hotel chain, Travelodge, strengthened its presence in Spain by opening its sixth hotel in the country and its third in the capital city, Madrid.The new purpose built 98-room property is the Company’s third and largest hotel in Madrid and represents a €12 million investment.

    Travelodge Madrid Alcala is situated in the heart of the city’s famous Julian Camarillo commercial district and offers rooms from €29.

    In 2013, Travelodge has invested €42million into Spain. In May this year, Travelodge opened its largest hotel in the country – Barcelona Poblenou. The 250-room property represented a €30million investment.

    With the opening of Travelodge Madrid Alcala, the Company’s Spanish portfolio is boosted to six properties and 700 rooms. In addition to the three hotels in Madrid, Travelodge has two hotels in Barcelona and one in Valencia.

    To date, Travelodge has invested €80 million and created nearly 100 new jobs in Spain.

    Madrid Alcala Travelodge features the Company’s new room design which has been designed by Travelodge customers. The new room includes an upgraded new luxury king size bed which is deemed in the industry as the ‘Rolls Royce’ of beds and is used predominately by luxury hotels worldwide.

    The rooms also have en-suite facilities, air conditioning / heating, a flat screen TV and Internet connection. In addition to help create a warm and cosy ambiance in the new room, Travelodge worked with a chromotherapy expert and has introduced a sleep inducing colour palette to the room’s décor. The hotel also has a Bar Café which offers a 24-hour food and drink service.

    Travelodge Madrid Alcala will be managed by Vanessa Villacastin, who has been with the Company since 2004 and previously managed the Travelodge Madrid Torrelaguna hotel. Vanessa will manage a team of 13 people.

    Daniel Fountain / 19.09.2013

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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