National hotel chain brings £12m investment to Bath
Travelodge, Bath’s first budget hotel brand, has opened its third hotel in Bath and becomes the city’s largest hotel chain.
Bath Spa Travelodge, a 56-room hotel represents an investment of £12 million for the landlord and has created 20 new jobs.
It is situated in the historic Westgate building in the heart of the city centre.
The hotel chain also announced that it has completed a £2 million modernisation make-over at its 125-room, Bath Waterside Travelodge hotel.
The new look upgraded hotel now features 30 SuperRooms, the company’s new premium economy room offering, 95 enhanced Travelodgical rooms and a new look Bar Café.
Travelodge launched its SuperRoom concept earlier this year – bringing the ‘premium economy’ concept familiar to airline users to the UK budget hotel market. Bath Waterside Travelodge is the first hotel outside of London to feature SuperRooms.
Bath Spa Travelodge is the company’s 552nd hotel and its 13th hotel in the county of Somerset.
The new Bath City Centre hotel is being managed by John O’ Brien who joined Travelodge a year ago as the Assistant Hotel Manager at Bath Westgate Travelodge. John’s team of 20 staff members have all been recruited locally.
John O’Brien, Bath Spa Travelodge Hotel Manager said: “The demand for good quality accommodation at a great value price in Bath is growing at pace with rising visitor numbers to the city. Therefore we are very excited to have hotels in all the key points across the city centre now.”
“Our Bath Spa Travelodge has got off to a flying start. We worked around the clock to get the hotel open in time for the influx of Christmas market visitors.
We are literally booked out for the festive season, which is great news for the local economy, as our research shows annually Travelodge customers will spend £2 million with local businesses during their stay.”