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Hotel chain opens seventh location in Bristol

Travelodge has opened its seventh hotel in Bristol, creating 25 new jobs.

To mark the opening of the 85-room Bristol Abbey Wood Travelodge, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Thursday 13 June, attended by Laura Sims, Regional Director of Travelodge; Kirsty Berry, head of estates at Travelodge and Franklin Owusu-Antwi, leader of South Gloucestershire Council.

The new Travelodge hotel is located in the Abbey Wood Retail Park, close to the Ministry of Defense offices in Bristol. The location is within easy access to the M4, M5 and Bristol city centre.

Bristol Abbey Wood Travelodge has been developed according to the hotel chain’s new premium look and feel design – the group’s most significant brand transformation to date.

The new design incorporates all the budget efficiency you’d expect from Travelodge, but with the added benefit of thoughtful, elegant design and homely touches throughout the interior.

Sustainability has been a key factor in the design of the hotel, which has a BREEAM Very Good rating and an Energy Performance Certificate of B.

The hotel also features a number of sustainable features, such as rooftop PV cells, EV car charging and bird and bat boxes integrated into the hotel building.

Travelodge sees Bristol as a key area for growth and development, with the group currently looking to acquire a further four hotel locations in the city.

Travelodge has also identified 40 locations in the South West region where it wants to open a new hotel.

This includes areas such as Bath, Exeter and Cheltenham. Last year, Travelodge appointed Hartnell Taylor Cook as permanent agents to support the company with this expansion program in the South West.

Bristol Abbey Wood Travelodge was developed and financed by Invesco Real Estate on behalf of a British investor. The scheme was built by Marshalls Building Contractors.

Steve Bennett, Chief Property and Development Officer of Travelodge, said: “We are delighted to announce that our seventh hotel in Bristol has now opened its doors. With its new premium look and feel design and great location, I have no doubt that our latest hotel offering in Bristol will be a strong addition to the area. We have a fantastic hotel team and we are already receiving very positive feedback from customers.

“Bristol and the South West are a key growth area for Travelodge as the region attracts record visitor numbers but there is a shortage of good quality, value for money accommodation. To help meet this growing demand from business and leisure travelers, we have identified 40 locations in the region where we want to open a Travelodge hotel. This includes areas such as Bath, Exeter and Cheltenham.”