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Travelodge opens hotel at London’s Oval Cricket Ground – Business Traveller



The opening marks the group’s 600th property, and its 81st hotel in London. Travelodge currently has a further six properties under construction, including London hotels in Bermondsey, Beckenham and Chiswick.

The Bermondsey hotel is taking bookings from 15 July, while reservations have not yet opened for the Beckenham and Chiswick properties.

Earlier this month Travelodge announced plans to open a hotel within walking distance of London’s Stratford Station.

The 150-room property will be housed within a former office block at Gredley House on Broadway, around five minutes’ walk from the Stratford interchange station with links to National Rail, Underground, Overground, DLR and Elizabeth Line services.

Travelodge to open hotel close to London’s Stratford station

Commenting on the news Jo Boydell, chief executive, Travelodge, said:

“London Oval Cricket Ground Travelodge is a special opening for us, as our 600th hotel. Since opening our first hotel in the UK in 1985, Travelodge has grown across the UK, Ireland and Spain, and we now operate over 46,000 rooms, employ 13,000 colleagues and welcome over 22 million business and leisure customers to our hotels each year.

“We are very proud to open this hotel at the iconic Oval Cricket Ground, in partnership with Surrey County Cricket Club. This hotel has been built to high standards, with sustainability an important factor of the design.

“It features our new premium look and feel design with our redesigned reception area and next generation rooms, as well as our brand new restaurant concept, 85 Bar Cafe. We are already receiving great feedback from guests, and we look forward to welcoming lots of new guests through a busy cricket season this year.

“We are focused on continuing to grow our portfolio, with over 300 locations identified for new hotels across the UK as well as 20 target locations in Spain – which would create even more jobs and provide further choice and great value to more business and leisure travellers.”

The group recently said that it was accelerating its room refit programme, with plans for 50 per cent of the group’s room estate to be upgraded by the end of the year.

Half of Travelodge’s room estate to have new design by end of 2024

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