New Travelodge in Mansfield opens helping 'to boost jobs and local economy'
The budget hotel chain Travelodge has opened a new town centre hotel in Mansfield creating jobs and boosting the local economy as ‘Staycations’ increase, its new manager claims.
The new purpose built 63-room hotel with car-park opened at St Christopher's Place, Gilcroft Street, today (Tuesday, May 4) along with another Travelodge on Portland Street, Newark-on-Trent.
The Mansfield property is the group’s 581st hotel and has created 13 jobs for the area.
The hotel represents a multi-million investment and features family, double and accessible rooms as well as Covid-19 hygiene safety and social distance measures.
The Mansfield and Newark hotels boost Travelodge’s network in Nottinghamshire to nine properties.
Damon Oakley, manager at Mansfield Town Centre Travelodge, said: “It great to mark coming out of lockdown with the official opening of our second hotel in Mansfield town centre, becoming Nottinghamshire’s largest branded hotel chain.
"It has been very challenging opening a hotel in a pandemic but I am extremely proud to have built a fantastic team who have worked around the clock.
"We have a multi-million Covid-19 safety programme called TravelodgeProtect+ in place, which is designed to keep our customers and teams safe and has been very well received by our business customers who are currently allowed to stay overnight.”
“There is a desperate need for good quality and low cost accommodation in the town and this hotel is centrally located to service business and leisure customers. My team and I are gearing up for a busy summer as the Staycation is set to be big this year, and we are looking forward to welcoming leisure guests from May 17, 2021.
"This hotel opening is also great news for the local economy as research shows our customers will spend on average double their room rate with local businesses which equates to an annual multi-million spend.”
“Nottinghamshire is rich in heritage and culture, it is famously known as the home of Sherwood Forest, Pleasley Colliery and Hardwick Hall. However this year with more Britons holidaying at home, they will discover that we are also famous for our castles, hidden caves and legendary landscapes.
"With the opening of Newark-on Trent Travelodge we will now have a strong network of hotels across the county.”