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Travelodge UK was launched in 1985 and it then became the Britain’s first value hotel brand. The organization came up with the first hotel at the Barton under Needwood in the heart of England. In the last three decades, Travelodge UK has progressed from strength to strength. Today it is the UK’s largest independent hotel brand and has about 500 hotels and 37,000 guest bedrooms spread across UK as well as in Ireland and Spain. The hotels of the firms are found in the centre of top cities like the London, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Manchester, Birmingham, Belfast, Dublin, Barcelona, and Madrid and in most of Britain’s larger towns and crucial roadside stops and locations.
Some 150 of the hotels of the firms have an on-site Bar Café restaurant and majorly all of them are located in close proximity to the coffee shops and the restaurants thereby making the firm a key base for travel. The core strategy of the company is to offer an unbeatable value in hotels. It strives hard to become the favorite hotel for value with the agenda to offer unbeatable experience in both business and leisure trips. From the comfortable king size beds to the great value services, wherever you go in UK, Travelodge UK is the choice to make.
Very recently, the company underwent a £100m modernization program and saw an upgrade of over 30, 000 rooms across the estate in which brand new 38,000 king size Travelodge Dreamer beds and separate pull-out beds for children in the family rooms have been installed. Today all the rooms have a contemporary look and feel.
Travelodge is just your most ideal choice for the business. Be it the large business looking forth to manage expenses or the small startup with low cash flow, Travelodge has a diverse range of hotels to satiate all the travel needs and budget. The latest design of the rooms has been created based on the feedback received from the customers. Some of the latest additions in the new room include the stylish white contemporary en-suite bathroom with shower, sockets for charging the phone that is built into the bed frame, several reading lights and more.
The staff of Travelodge UK offers a great range of services. Be it the front-line guest service positions, finance roles in the support centre or the sophisticated digital, operations research, the company hires the right choice of people post proper screening. Travelodge UK as well as the Travelodge group is progressing and developing continually.
In the year 2011, the firm came up with the UK's first value hotel management apprenticeship programme i.e. the JuMP (Junior Management Programme) for school leavers. This basically is a quick route into the management and offers the A-level students (18+) with a superior alternative to going to the university. As part of this programme, the school leavers can join it and further continue with their education. Moreover, they can attain a work experience, receive a salary and become a manager by the age of 21.
Besides, for people who yearn to start the whole process first and then hone their skills, there is a fast track entry to management programme called GEM. Under this program, the entry level staff is fast tracked to the hotel management. In continuation to that, proper on-the-job training as well as assisted learning is offered to fine tune the skills of the students. By way of this and the other management programmes, some 400 individuals have been promoted to the management position.
Last year, the company celebrated 30 years of a milestone journey.