December 5 2013 Latest news:
Friday, August 16, 2013
A £300,000 scheme to refurbish the Travelodge at Acle has been completed after three weeks. The 59-room hotel was among the first wave of 500 to benefit from a £223m investment, including a £57m refurbishment programme.
Hotel manager Matthew Merryweather said the work was carried out with no disturbance to the day to day operation and customer feedback was “outstanding”.
The refurbishment includes a new room design and a luxury bed called the Travelodge Dreamer - which is deemed in the industry as the Rolls Royce of beds.
And the investment includes 14 new Travelodge hotel openings this year (including two in Spain).
“We are very excited to have been selected as one of the first hotels across the Travelodge estate to benefit from this investment,” he said. “The work was carried out with no disturbance to our day to day operation and the feedback we have received from customers has been outstanding. Everyone loves the new warm, contemporary feel of our new room and there is no doubt the hero of the room is definitely the Travelodge Dreamer bed.”
By the end of the year, Travelodge plans to have refitted more than 50pc of all its rooms, with more than 9,000 completed at the end of the Great Yarmouth Acle Travelodge refurbishment. By autumn 2014, 85pc of Travelodge’s estate will incorporate the new room design, meaning the makeover will see an average of more than 50 rooms refurbished every single day for the next 18 months.
The scale of the refurbishment programme means one million man hours will go into the refit, along with 60,000 tins of paint and 30,000 new beds – enough to cover nine football pitches.
The refurbishment follows 12 months of extensive research with Travelodge customers to create an inviting, functional and relaxing room for business and leisure travellers.
The new Travelodge room includes an upgraded new luxury king size bed produced by royal warrant holders Sleepeezee Ltd.
Other additions in the new Travelodge room include a larger desk, new carpet, artwork above the bed and a stylish white contemporary en-suite bathroom.The refit will also see a redesign of the hotel chain’s restaurants and public areas.
Two hundred jobs are set to be created after one of west Norfolk’s largest businesses was granted permission to expand its King’s Lynn facilities.