Travelodge outlines Dorset expansion plans

By Emma Eversham contact

- Last updated on GMT

Travelodge has opened its first hotel in Poole and is on the lookout for more sites to expand into in the county
Travelodge has opened its first hotel in Poole and is on the lookout for more sites to expand into in the county

Related tags: Dorset

Travelodge is searching for more hotel sites in Dorset to help meet growing demand for good value accommodation in the county. 

The budget hotel operator, which opens its first hotel in Poole today, said it was currently looking for new sites in Bournemouth, Dorchester, Shaftesbury, Swanage and Weymouth. It already operates hotels in Wincanton, Ringwood and three in Bournemouth. 

“The Dorset economy is growing at pace and our new hotel in central Poole adds a great value option for visiting business and leisure travellers," said Tony O’ Brien, Travelodge property director.

"We now operate six hotels across Dorset but with increasing visitors numbers to the county there is still a shortage of good quality accommodation at a great value price."

The new-build £9.5m Travelodge in Poole is the company's 534th hotel. The 125-bedroom property, situated opposite the town's railway station, includes a Bar Café and free on-site car parking as well as its new-look rooms. Its opening has created 31 new jobs. 

Poole Travelodge hotel manager Dan Stooks, who has managed hotels in Portsmouth, Southampton and Bournemouth since joining the company seven years ago, said: "Not in my wildest dreams did I think that I would make be making history in Poole by managing the town’s first Travelodge hotel. I am absolutely thrilled to be given this amazing opportunity.

"The hotel has got off to a flying start and we have been literally booked out since we opened for business." 

Related news

Show more

Related products

show more

The 5 Big Hospitality Trends You Need To Know

The 5 Big Hospitality Trends You Need To Know

me&u | 21-Jun-2022 | Technical / White Paper

me&u have run the numbers and chatted with the best in the business to uncover the emerging trends to watch in 2022. Now is the time to disrupt and...

Download Your Free Hospitality Trends Guide Now

Download Your Free Hospitality Trends Guide Now

me&u | 20-Jun-2022 | Technical / White Paper

We asked hospitality experts to weigh in on the top dining and hospitality trends that venues should take advantage of to keep momentum going throughout...

How to give your customers a better experience

How to give your customers a better experience

Dojo | 16-Jun-2022 | Technical / White Paper

The high street is changing. With consumers hungry for new experiences, Dojo has gathered data from thousands of UK businesses to help you get your customers...

How to Transform Your Supply Chain Operations

How to Transform Your Supply Chain Operations

Qliktech UK | 02-Jun-2022 | Product Presentation

With massive disruptions in the global supply chain, agility is a top priority for manufacturers.

Whitworths, a leading UK food manufacturer,...

Related suppliers

EMAIL NEWSLETTERS

Spotlight

Follow us

Hospitality Guides

View more

Featured Suppliers

All suppliers