Travelodge enters conference market

Travelodge, the budget hotel chain based in Thame, UK, is to venture into the conference market with the introduction of bespoke meeting rooms at 60 of its UK properties.

The venture has been introduced with the intention of fulfilling a range of business requirements, with up to full-scale conferences for 150 delegates where capacity allows, and the rooms will cost from GBP 200 per day with breakfast included. On completion of a trial period at Travelodge’s London properties, Covent Garden, Waterloo and City Road, the service will be made available at the other 57 properties across the country that have been designated as suitable for its inclusion.

Grant Hearn, Travelodge CEO, said, ‘Despite today’s focus on social media, businesses still recognise the value of a good old-fashioned face-to-face meeting. However, trying to find inexpensive meeting space can be a challenge for businesses, especially in major UK city centres. Therefore to support our business customer base, which has doubled in terms of growth and revenue within the last 12 months, we are launching a new meeting room service in 60 of our hotels. Our meeting rooms have been designed in line with our room product, so that they offer everything you need to run an effective meeting at a great value price.’

Since its creation in 1985, Travelodge has grown to operate more than 450 hotels in the UK, 11 hotels in Ireland and 3 in Spain. It is estimated to employ more than 6,000 workers on either a full or part-time basis.

The new Travelodge meeting rooms can be booked at travelodge.co.uk/business.