Published on : Monday, July 13, 2020
Travelodge has decided to reopen another 100 hotel properties in the U.K. this week further accelerating its hotel reopening programme and has also mentioned that it would continue to reopen around 100 hotels every week this month. The decision comes after the hotel chain struggled for survival during the coronavirus pandemic. It also reopened 68 hotels across the country last week marking the beginning of the programme.
The hotel chain operates around 573 hotels across the U.K. at present. The company also kept 62 hotels open across the U.K. during the lockdown from Plymouth to Aberdeen in order to support critical workers, less vulnerable groups and local authorities. It has also recently invested in a multi-million-pound COVID safety and social distance programme called Travelodge Protect + which will feature in all of its reopened hotels.
Travelodge Protect+ has been developed by a dedicated cross functional hygiene strategy team and will become the way Travelodge operates as a part of the ‘new normal.’ Travelodge spokeswoman Shakila Ahmed said in a recent press statement that the company is delighted to welcome customers back to Travelodge hotels and excited to reopening 100 hotels this week.
She also mentioned that the company keeps safety at the forefront of its business and has worked closely with hotel teams that stayed open during the lockdown. She shared that it has also consulted government and industry bodies to develop the COVID-19 safety programme called Travelodge Protect + that has been implemented into all Travelodge hotels with the aim of keeping customers and teams safe.