In the 1980s, Lord Forte bought the US Travelodge brand and established it in Britain. He attached them to many of his Little Chefs as Little Lodge before later rebranding them as Travelodge.
Travelodge was formerly a division of Forte Hotels, and was known as Forte Travelodge. Since then, it has become a company in its own right and has over four hundred Travelodge hotels, mainly located beside motorways and major roads, although more and more hotels are being opened in city centres. The first hotel was opened in 1985 at Barton-under-Needwood on the A38 near Lichfield, Staffordshire.
In August 2006, it was sold to Dubai International Capital (DIC), a United Arab Emirates-based company, for £675 million.In mid-2010, Travelodge bought 52 Innkeeper's Lodge properties from the Mitchells & Butlers pub chain, leaving less than half the original number of Innkeeper's Lodge hotels. In 2011, Travelodge announced a tie-up with British supermarket Waitrose to develop three joint sites in the UK. Travelodge UK also operates eleven hotels in the Republic of Ireland and three hotels in Spain, with expansion plans announced in 2011 for fifty more hotels in Spain with its development partner Citygrove.
What kind of discounts does Travelodge offer?
Travelodge is always looking to give their customers the best deal and they have an entire section on their website promoting their current offers. Travelodge also works with your requirements to find the best accommodations without any pesky Travelodge coupon codes. Travelodge will make you feel at home for the duration of your stay.
Travelodge Business Accommodations
Travelodge is the ideal choice for business. Whether you are a large business looking to control your costs, or a smallstart-up making the most of your cashflow, Travelodge has a great range of hotels to suit your travel needs and budget.
With many FTSE-100 companies among their corporate customers and thousands of small business Business Account Card holders, Travelodge has an offer to suit the modern business traveller. Travelodge’s brand new room design has been created based on feedback from their customers about what they value most in a hotel.
The Travelodge Dreamer® Bed - an upgraded new luxury king size bed, produced by royal warrant holders Sleepeezee Ltd, featuring a mattress with 952 individual pocket springs, each designed to follow the natural contour of an individual's body in order to provide the correct amount of support and comfort to ensure they receive a good quality night's sleep. All topped with a quilted mattress topper with comfy, bounce back duvet and four plump pillows. For families travelling with children, and for those adults sharing for a quick overnight trip, they have introduced separate pull-out family beds to accommodate two extra people in our family rooms.
Soothing Design - to help create a warm and cosy ambiance in the new room, Travelodge worked with a chromotherapy expert and has introduced a sleep inducing colour palette to the room's decor. The new Travelodge room feature wall has been painted a tranquil blue, as research shows our body clock is programmed to relate the colour blue to the hours of darkness. So when we look at the colour blue, our metabolism slows down, making us feel relaxed and sleepy. The colour also has the effect of making the room feel more light and airy. The remaining walls have been painted a calming cream colour as this shade embodies the quality of gentle morning sunlight that helps you to wake up feeling refreshed and alert.
Other additions to the new room include a stylish white contemporary en-suite bathroom with shower, a larger desk area, new reading lights and a phone charging socket built into the bed frame.
Travelodge also provides food services, which include a fun packed day with their unlimited breakfast, or spend the evening relaxing after a busy day with one of their dinner meal deals, they've got something for every appetite. Travelodge’s new breakfast and dinner menus offer great choice and great value.Wake up to a delicious unlimited breakfast, now with Lavazza coffee for only £7.95 per adult, and kids can eat FREE! Travelodge’s new breakfast is available at all our Bar Cafe hotels excluding: Spain, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland. You can also save some money by using Travelodge discount code.
As an alternative to Travelodge, you can try Last Minute for restaurant meals, hotels, trips etc.