Travelodge becomes largest hotel chain in Bath with launch of new hotel

By Nick Batten on 28 November, 2017

This Monday (27 November 2017) Travelodge, Bath’s first budget hotel brand, opened a third hotel in the city to become its largest hotel chain.

Travelodge claims that its new Bath City Centre (Bath Spa) facility, a 56-room hotel “represents an investment of £10 million for the landlord and has created 20 new jobs.” It is situated in the “historic” Westgate building in the city centre. The hotel was officially opened by the mayor of Bath, councillor Ian Gilchrist and local resident and travel editor from the Mail on Sunday, Frank Barrett.

Additionally, the hotel chain has 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 apparently features 30 “SuperRooms,” the company’s new premium economy room, 95 upgraded “Travelodgical” rooms and a new look Bar Café.

Shakila Ahmed, Travelodge spokeswoman, said: “This year we are celebrating 18 years of trading in Bath and we are thrilled to celebrate this milestone with a hat-trick of firsts. On Monday we opened our third hotel in Bath, became the largest hotel chain in the city and launched our new SuperRooms at Bath Waterside Travelodge.”

Shakila explained that the demand for good quality accommodation at a “great value price” in Bath is “growing at pace” with rising visitor numbers to the city.

She continued: “We are already 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.

“As we look to the future, Somerset is a key growth area for Travelodge. The local economy is growing at pace and with increasing visitor numbers to the area, there is a big shortage of good quality and great value accommodation to meet customer demand. Therefore Travelodge is looking to expand its portfolio with a further four hotels across the county. This investment will create approximately 100 jobs and represent an investment of £32 million for third-party investors.”

Pictured above: One of the new Travelodge “SuperRooms.”