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Travelodge has provided an update on the rollout of its new “budget-luxe” design, with a total of 68 properties now featuring the concept.

The group unveiled the new design in April 2022, with features including a new “timeless classic style” reception, as well as a contemporary Bar Cafe concept and redesigned rooms.

So far 65 existing hotels have been upgraded, and three new-build properties have opened with the new design, including the recently unveiled London Wimbledon Central Travelodge.

Travelodge opens Wimbledon property

The group used the opening of the Wimbledon property to announce that it is searching for a further 127 hotel sites across the capital. Travelodge currently has a presence in 31 out of 33 London boroughs, and four London properties are under development in Beckenham, Bermondsey, Chiswick and Peckham.

Travelodge operates a total of 595 hotels across the UK, Ireland and Spain, and said that “it is our intention to upgrade all of our hotel portfolio to the new budget-luxe format”, with phase 2 of the rollout expected to be launched in the spring.

Commenting on the news Karen Broughton, Travelodge chief sales and marketing officer, said:

“We are delighted to have upgraded 65 of our Travelodge hotels across the UK to our new budget-luxe design in just 36 weeks. This refit is our most radical transformation to date and is a complete overhaul of the existing design.

“Our in-house Refit team have been working around the clock during the last nine months and have literally upgraded around two Travelodge hotels per week, which is no mean feat.”

“The first phase of our budget-luxe hotel upgrade programme has been a huge success and with our three new-build budget-luxe hotels, the new concept has been well received by our business and leisure customers.

“With more of us choosing to stay in budget hotels than any other hotel type, thoughtful, stylish design and homely touches like our budget-luxe concept really matter in today’s world when staying away for business or leisure.”