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Budget hotel chain says that its £57 million refurbishment programme is helping to increase corporate bookings.
More than 80 per cent of Travelodge properties now feature the brand’s new look following the completion of the first phase of its modernisation initiative.
As part of the roll-out, all 37,000 of the chain’s rooms now feature its king-size "Travelodge Dreamer Bed", which is made by Sleepeezee and comes with four pillows.
The public areas within four-fifths of Travelodge hotels have been refurbished with the remaining 20 per cent due to be completed in 2015.
Jon Hendry Pickup, Travelodge's chief operating officer, said: “Our £57 million modernisation programme is having a really positive impact on our customers as we build a new Travelodge.
“We have experienced a significant boost in sales, and we are outperforming the market. Our corporate business has trebled and continues to grow at pace. We are seeing more government departments, FTSE 100 and blue chip companies as well as SMEs switching to Travelodge every week.”
In April, Travelodge began offering free wifi for 30 minutes or 24 hours usage for £3.
The brand also announced in July that it plans to open 10 hotels in Scotland at a cost of £75 million.
The locations will include the fifth Travelodge hotel in Aberdeen and properties in Oban, St Andrews, Peterhead, East Kilbride, Falkirk, Hamilton, Wishaw, Motherwell and North Ayrshire.