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  • Travelodge Opens Third Hotel at Heathrow

    Daniel Fountain
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    Travelodge has responded to recession-proof growth at the UK’s biggest airport, Heathrow by opening its third hotel within the area since the recession started in 2007. In support of passenger numbers growing at the world’s busiest airport, Travelodge has opened its fifth hotel within the Heathrow area. London Hounslow Travelodge is a 128 room new build property with six floors. It represents a £9.4million investment and has created 25 new jobs within the local community.

    The hotel is located on Lampton Road, which is less than five miles from Heathrow Airport and offers rooms from just £27.

    Since 2007, Travelodge has more than quadrupled the number of rooms near Heathrow airport and today boasts nearly 1000 rooms within a five miles radius of the airport. This represents a total investment of £70m and a job creation of 200. These five hotels also boost the local economy by £15m, as our research shows the average Travelodge customer will spend on average £36 a day in local shops, restaurants and bars during their stay.

    The Mayor of Hounslow, Councillor Pritam Grewal officially opened the hotel at a special opening ceremony where he met the team and took a tour of the hotel.

    The new hotel is being managed by local girl, Kelly Prychidko who is also celebrating her 15th year anniversary with Travelodge this week. Kelly grew up on Lampton Road and started her career with the UK’s leading budget hotel chain in 1998 as a guest room cleaner at Heston Eastbound Travelodge, which was one of the Company’s first hotels in London.

    Kelly Prychidko, London Hounslow Travelodge Hotel Manager said: “I am very excited to be managing a hotel on the very road that I grew up on. This is a great location for business and leisure travellers. The demand for branded, good quality budget accommodation at Heathrow is growing at a great pace. The majority of our customers are passengers flying in and out of Heathrow Airport.”

    “Our hotel has got off to a flying start, we are enjoying high occupancy and we are already sold out for the forthcoming bank holiday and business on the books for summer is looking very good.”

    Travelodge recently announced its growth strategy for London and announced it is looking for a further 145 hotels across London. These openings will create 4,000 new jobs across the capital and boost the local economy annually by £290million.

    Daniel Fountain / 19.04.2013

    Editor, Hotel Designs

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