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Travelodge reopens Peterborough Central to support NHS staff amid Covid-19 crisis

Budget hotel hotel chain Travelodge has announced the reopening of its Peterborough Central Travelodge hotel to provide accommodation to critical workers and vulnerable groups during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The 79-bedroom hotel located at New Road, Peterborough is part of the 50 Travelodge hotels across the UK operating to support NHS and frontline workers.

In addition the company is supporting around 30 local councils across the country by providing accommodation for the less vulnerable.  

Shakila Ahmed, Travelodge, spokeswoman said: ‘‘In these unprecedented times, our hotel teams across the UK are working enormously hard, under great pressure, to support the national efforts. 

“We have hotels open from Aberdeen to Plymouth including our Peterborough Central hotel, providing accommodation for critical workers and other groups. We are reviewing daily which hotels are best positioned to support the needs that arise with the government while ensuring we comply with the restrictions in place to protect the public.”

She added: “Travelodge, in common with all UK hotel operators, has been obliged to temporarily close the majority of its hotels and is currently operating just under 50 hotels in critical locations to support critical workers and local authorities in the fight against Covid-19.”

The news comes as Travelodge has reportedly called in restructuring experts in a bid to secure a rent holiday from landlords amid the ongoing pandemic.

Reports suggest the budget hotel chain has drafted in Deloitte and investment bank Moelis in order to help them secure the deal with landlords in an effort to shore up cash. 

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