Travelodge is transferring 18 hotels in the UK to other operators including Best Western, Ibis and Metro Inns.

The budget hotel chain is making the move as part of its financial restructuring package which was agreed with creditors in October 2012.

Travelodge said that current bookings at these hotels have been transferred to other nearby Travelodge properties or will be honoured by the new operators.

Another 20 Travelodge properties are being transferred to new owners but will continue to operate as Travelodge hotels under franchise agreements.

A further 11 hotels are continuing to trade under the Travelodge brand on a temporary basis until the landlords are able to find new operators for their properties.

Travelodge chief executive Grant Hearn said:“It is great news that we have been able to find new operators and introduce franchise contracts for the majority of these hotels.

“We were always confident that we would secure a future for these properties and the deals that have taken place just demonstrate the huge strength of the Travelodge brand and the success of our operations model.

“Going forward, we are very excited to continue to grow our business, strengthen our product offering and make Travelodge the best value hotel chain in the UK.”

Travelodge’s hotels are currently going through a £57 million refurbishment programme with more than 50 per cent of its 37,000 rooms due to be refurbished by the end of 2013. The chain operates around 500 properties in the UK, Ireland and Spain.

Here are the details of the affected hotels:

Hotels moving to new operators

Birmingham Maypole
Edinburgh Shandwick
Reading Oxford Rd
Blackpool Central
Oldham Manchester St
Edinburgh West End
Manchester Airport
Dunstable Hockcliffe
Baldock Hinxworth
Harlow North Weald

Hotels moving to franchise contract with Moto

Doncaster M18
Wakefield Woolley South
Wakefield Woolley North
Manchester Birch East
Manchester Birch West
Grantham A1 North
Toddington Services M1

Hotels moving to franchise contract

Macclesfield Central
Newcastle Silverlink
Ipswich Beacon Hill
Chichester Emsworth

Hotels trading as Travelodge until landlord secures new operators

Birmingham Fort Dunlop
Derby Kingsway
Winchester Sutton Scot South
Winchester Sutton Scot North
Grantham Colsterworth
Knutsford Tabley
Uppingham Morcott
Warrington Lymm
Leicester Thrussington
Wolverhampton Central
Wakefield Central


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