Chester Central Bridge Street Travelodge, the company’s 575th hotel is Travelodge’s largest hotel in Cheshire and the first in the county to offer SuperRooms. This new class of room is the first of its kind in the UK budget hotel market and is designed around the ‘premium economy’ concept familiar to airline users. It dials up the comfort factor for business and leisure customers who want the extra choice of a more premium room.
The new 112-room flagship hotel which is an office conversion also features an on-site restaurant called the Bar Café, which offers a breakfast, dinner and bar menu.
“There still remains a shortage of good quality and low-cost hotels across the county”
Tony ‘O Brien, Travelodge UK Property Director, said: “As we look to the future, Cheshire remains a key growth area for Travelodge as visitor numbers are set to grow with momentum, however, there still remains a shortage of good quality and low-cost hotels across the county.
“To meet this growing demand we are actively looking for hotel sites in Warrington, Runcorn and for a fourth hotel in Chester. This trio of hotels collectively represents an investment of GBP 18 million and will create around 100 new jobs.”
At the official opening event of Chester Central Bridge Street Travelodge, the company announced that Cheshire remains a key target development area for the company and it’s actively looking for a further three hotel sites in Warrington, Runcorn, and a fourth hotel in Chester.
“I want to thank Travelodge for their further investment in Chester”
Chris Matheson MP for Chester said: ‘‘It is great to have Travelodge investing in Chester. We know they provide quality accommodation at affordable prices and I look forward to welcoming many visitors to our city. I want to thank Travelodge for their further investment in Chester, which I am sure will be beneficial for the local economy.’’