The hotel teams at Plymouth Roborough and Plymouth Derriford Travelodge hotels are celebrating news that their hotels are to receive a make-over this year, as part of a nationwide £100 million brand modernisation programme. The makeovers represent a £620,000 investment in Plymouth this year.
The revamp at Plymouth Roborough will totally transform the 40-room hotel giving it a new contemporary, fresh look and feel. Work is expected to be completed in winter 2015.
The hotel, which is located on Tavistock Road, will receive a complete make-over which includes a new room design which has been created by Travelodge customers.
Travelodge Derriford, a 75-room hotel on Howeson Lane, will also be refitted later this year.
The biggest investment in the new room is an upgraded new luxury king size bed called the Travelodge Dreamer which is used predominately by luxury hotels worldwide. The bed boasts a 952 pocket sprung mattress and each individual spring is designed to follow the natural contour of an individual’s body in order to provide the correct amount of support and comfort to ensure they receive a good quality night’s sleep.
In addition truckle beds have been installed into family rooms offering children their own individual bed. (See notes to editors for detailed information on the new room design)
As part of the refurbishment programme, hotel reception and Bar Café areas will also be updated too.
To date Travelodge, has modernised 87% of its rooms across the UK and all Travelodge rooms across the country now include the luxurious Travelodge Dreamer bed.
To further grow its business, Travelodge, the fastest growing major UK hotel brand in 2014*, is capitalising on its strong performance and is opening 15 new hotels in 2015, across the UK, with an investment value of almost £100 million.
The new hotels include four London locations, which includes: Richmond, Raynes Park, Wembley and Greenwich - cementing Travelodge’s position as the capital’s biggest hotel brand. Other locations include a new central Glasgow property and key regional locations including the Thames Valley tech corridor, Southampton and Plymouth.
Travelodge has also identified potential for more than 150 further hotels across the UK, with the new hotels expected to support the creation of a further 3,000 new jobs. The company has signed its first three hotels towards its long-term expansion plans, with new properties at London Dagenham, Dover and Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, at a total investment value of £13 million.
Anna Tarasiuk, Plymouth Roborough Travelodge Hotel Manager said: “We are well underway with our plans to build new Travelodge. We’re investing more than £100 million on modernising our hotels for our customers and it is great news that our Plymouth Travelodge hotels are to benefit.
“Last year, we enjoyed double digit growth due to the rise in business and leisure customers in Plymouth switching to us. Our new modernised hotel will ensure that we continue to grow sales and become the favourite hotel for value in the area.”