Travelodge Hotels Inc, a US-based company that owns and operates hotel properties, has announced the opening of its latest hotel in Bradford, UK.
The new Bradford Central Travelodge has rooms with rates commencing at £19 per night, and the company completed the hotel, which is located in Bradford City centre, with an investment of £3.5 million. The 69-room Travelodge is part of a mixed-use property, and is expected to provide around 17 new jobs for the local area.
John Schofield, the company district manager for West Yorkshire, said, ‘Bradford is the UK’s sixth largest city and has a growing tourism market. Annually the city attracts many thousands of visitors from across the globe wooing them with attractions such as the Bronte Parsonage Museum in Haworth, the World Heritage Site of Saltaire, the National Media Museum and its most recent attraction the UK’s largest water feature, which is situated next to the Victoria City Hall. We are delighted to have opened a hotel in the heart of Bradford so that we can help attract more business and leisure customers. By offering rooms from GBP19 we can make it more affordable for people to visit this great city.’
Peter Naylor, the hotel manager for the new property, said, ‘Travelodge has long sought a suitable location in the heart of the city that can meet the high demand for low cost accommodation in the area.’
Travelodge has also developed a complimentary, local lingo guide, to assist visitors with understanding the local Yorkshire accent while travelling in the surrounding area.
Amongst its attractions Bradford has the National Media Museum, Impressions Gallery and Bradford Industrial Museum, while nearby Saltaire is a UNSECO world heritage site.