Budget hotel chain Travelodge has opened its flagship Travelodge Plus property in the City of London.
London City Travelodge is located near Liverpool Street station and represents an investment of £95 million for third party investors.
Featuring 395 guest rooms, the Travelodge Plus is the company’s 75th hotel in London and brings its total UK portfolio to 550.
The new hotel format was recently launched by the company and features 253 of the ‘budget chic’ rooms with a ‘Tranquillity Zen’ colour scheme, Travelodge’s king-size Dreamer beds, blackout curtains, USB ports and bespoke pixel wall art showcasing the UK’s popular business and leisure locations.
The property also offers 142 ‘premium economy’ Superrooms, which feature power showers, in-room Lavazza coffee pod machines, irons and ironing boards, larger desks and USB powerpoints throughout.
A new Bar Cafe within the hotel offers distinctive zones designed to suit the needs of both business and leisure travellers, including counter seating with built-in USB and laptop power, booths and dining benches for groups.
Paul Harvey, managing director – property at Travelodge, said: “As London’s first budget hotel chain, we are delighted to mark our 30th anniversary of trading in the capital by opening our new flagship Travelodge Plus hotel in the City of London.
“London remains a key growth area for Travelodge as there is a desperate need for more good quality and low-cost hotels, especially across the boroughs. We are currently building a further four hotels in London in the following locations: Beckton, Elephant and Castle, Manor House and Peckham. Collectively, these hotels represent an investment value of around £82 million and a job creation of 150. However, this is just the start, as we are also actively looking for a further 100 sites across London where we can open a Travelodge hotel over the next ten years.”
Travelodge has also recently opened hotels in Acton, Bromley and Dagenham.