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Travelodge Unveils 600th Hotel at London Oval Cricket Ground



Travelodge, has opened its 600th hotel, located at the London Oval Cricket Ground. The occasion was marked by a ceremonial ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Travelodge Chairman, Martin Robinson, CEO Jo Boydell, former England Cricket Captain and Surrey County Cricket Club Director, Alec Stewart OBE, alongside Surrey County Cricket Club CEO, Steve Elworthy.

The newly launched Travelodge offers 95 rooms, developed in collaboration with Surrey County Cricket Club. Catering to the needs of both business and leisure travelers, the hotel enjoys a location just a minute’s walk from Oval Underground Station. This opening not only signifies Travelodge’s 600th property but also its 81st establishment in London, contributing to the creation of over 30 job opportunities.

Concerning the amenities London Oval Cricket Ground Travelodge hotel, features a revamped reception area, next-generation rooms, and the introduction of the new restaurant concept, 85 Bar Cafe.

 “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.”-  Jo Boydell, Chief Executive, Travelodge

Sustainability is a key focus in the hotel’s design, evident in its BREEAM Excellent rating and Energy Performance Certificate rating of A, while there are many eco-friendly initiatives, including Air Source Heat Pumps, EV car charging stations, roof-mounted solar PVs, and green roofs.

This opening marks Travelodge’s first new property launch in the UK this year. Additionally, the chain has ongoing developments in Rotherham, Colchester, Bristol, and three other locations in London. Travelodge has also announced plans to commence construction on a new hotel in Stratford, London, later this year.

 “It’s great news that the brand new London Oval Cricket Ground Travelodge has opened its doors to the public. The partnership between ourselves and Travelodge will provide cricket fans and visitors to the area with a quality option to stay in the area that is minimising its impact on the environment.”Steve Elworthy, CEO at Surrey CCC

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