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Travelodge is continuing with the refurbishment of its London hotels with the Wembley and Marylebone properties due to undergo facelifts costing a combined £2 million.
The refurbishment of the two hotels is part of a £57 million investment programme across the Travelodge group, including £9 million on improving the company’s London properties.
Paul Harvey, Travelodge’s managing director - property, said: “We are delighted to be investing £9 million into our London hotels. Over half of our London properties have already been refitted in our new fresh modern design and customer feedback has been extremely.
“Our Wembley and Marylebone hotels are receiving the biggest share of investment from the programme as both properties were conversions of going concerns, and they need the extra cash to fully convert them into the new Travelodge style.”
Travelodge’s Wembley property has 176 rooms and was formerly a Holiday Inn Express. The £1.1 million refit will include a redesigned restaurant and public areas. The work will take three months during which time the hotel will operate as normal.
The 92-room Marylebone Travelodge, which was previously a Ramada hotel, will undergo a £800,000 facelift which is expected to take six weeks.
Travelodge said that 80 per cent of its 500 properties will have been refurbished to reflect the chain’s new design by autumn 2014.