Travelodge, Lincolnshire’s first budget hotel brand, is celebrating 30 years of trading in the county today and has officially opened its new Lincolnshire flagship hotel, Lincoln City Centre Travelodge.
The new hotel, which is the company’s 572nd hotel and its 10th property in Lincolnshire. The 127-room hotel, which features a restaurant called the Bar Cafe, is the company’s largest hotel in the county. It is also the first Travelodge hotel in the region to offer SuperRooms (pictured).
This new class of room is the first of its kind in the UK budget hotel market. It is designed around the ‘premium economy’ concept familiar to airline users. It dials up the comfort factor for business and leisure customers who want the extra choice of a more premium room.
Lincoln City Centre Travelodge is located in the heart of the city centre, next to the railway station. It represents an investment of £14m for the landlord, City of Lincoln Council, and has created 40 new jobs within the community.
Travelodge is actively looking for a further three hotel sites across Lincolnshire’s key tourist areas which include: Boston, Skegness and Stamford.
This proposed expansion would represent an investment of £13m for third party investors and create 60 new jobs. It would also boost Travelodge’s portfolio to 13 hotels in Lincolnshire, cementing its position as the county’s largest budget hotelier.
Nigel Mackenzie, Operations Director, said, “We are delighted to be celebrating 30 years of trading in the region with a hat trick of growth and investment announcements. This includes: opening our Lincolnshire flagship hotel in the heart of Lincoln, together with Gainsborough’s first branded budget hotel, as well as announcing further growth in the county.
“Over the last three decades, Travelodge has become famous across the county for offering unbeatable value which has helped attract more business and leisure travellers to the area.'
Mackenzie continued, “Looking forward, the Lincolnshire economy is growing at pace with increasing visitor numbers to the area. However there is still a shortage of good quality accommodation at a great value price.
'Therefore to meet this growing consumer demand we are looking for new hotel sites in the following tourist hotspot locations: Boston, Skegness and Stamford. Collectively this expansion programme would represent an investment of £13 million for third party investors and create 60 new jobs.”