The company, which started out with a team of 10 at its first hotel on the A38 at Burton in 1985, now employs 10,000 people at 521 hotels in the UK and Spain and has grown to be one of the largest hotel chains in operation in the UK.
Peter Gowers, Travelodge Chief Executive said: “Today, Travelodge is an iconic British brand, famous for offering unbeatable value and making travel affordable for everyone. The company’s success has only been possible due to the great team work that takes place every day across the business.
“As we look to the next 30 years, the future looks very bright. We are making really great progress on our journey to make Travelodge the favourite hotel for value. We will continue to grow our business, develop our people, open hundreds of hotels in great locations and create thousands of jobs across Britain and beyond.”