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New Travelodge site opens in Newcastle

This opening brings the company’s portfolio to over 590 hotels in the UK, Ireland and Spain, including seven hotels in Newcastle and ten in Tyne and Wear

Travelodge has opened a new hotel in Newcastle, marking the first budget hotel at Europe’s biggest business park, Newcastle Cobalt Business Park, which houses 150 companies. 

This opening brings the company’s portfolio to over 590 hotels in the UK, Ireland and Spain, including seven hotels in Newcastle and ten in Tyne and Wear.

Newcastle Cobalt Business Park Travelodge features 80-rooms, and an on-site restaurant called the Bar Café which offers a breakfast, dinner and bar service. The hotel also offers an on-site car park. This opening has created 20 new jobs within the local community.

The hotel development is part of a regeneration programme which has involved converting a redundant office block into a new hotel with an extension.

Newcastle Cobalt Business Park Travelodge is one of 17 hotels that Travelodge has opened in 2021. Collectively, this expansion programme represents an approximate investment of £175m for third party investors and the creation of 360 new jobs. 

Newcastle Cobalt Travelodge will be managed by Colin Evans, who has worked for the company for over three years. He was previously hotel manager at Newcastle Airport and Gateshead Travelodge hotels.  

Colin Evans, hotel manager, Newcastle Cobalt Business Park Travelodge, said: “We are delighted to open our first hotel in Cobalt Business Park in time for Christmas. 

“There has been a desperate need for good quality and low cost accommodation within the area for some time and this new Travelodge is ideally located for business and leisure travellers. With today’s opening we now operate over 590 hotels across the UK, Ireland and Spain which includes seven Travelodge hotels in Newcastle.”

He added: “I have built a great team and our hotel has got off to a flying start. As Travelodge is the nation’s spare room provider we have seen an increase this year in bookings across our Newcastle hotels from locals and from travellers from all corners of the UK who are visiting family and friends in Newcastle this festive season.   

“Nowadays not many households have a spare room and Britons have outgrown sleeping on the sofa or on the floor, comfort is key and our Travelodge Dreamer beds don’t disappoint on getting a good night’s sleep. This is great news for the local economy as research shows; annually Travelodge customers will spend double their room rate with local businesses during their stay, which can equate to a multi-million boost for the local economy.”       

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