Fri. Aug 7th, 2020

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Newport Travelodge now open for business

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Travelodge has kick-started its official hotel reopening programme by opening 68 of its hotels across the country which includes the Newport hotel

Travelodge has kick-started its official hotel reopening programme by opening 68 of its hotels across the country which includes Newport Travelodge.

The hotel chain that operates 573 hotels across the UK will then start to reopen 100 hotels per week.

As part of its re-opening hotel programme, Travelodge has taken its key learnings whilst operating in the lockdown and is launching TravelodgeProtect+ a programme of cleaning and social distancing measures in line with government guidance – designed to keep its customers and teams save and protected post lockdown.

Travelodge Protect+ has been developed by a dedicated cross functional hygiene strategy team and will become the way Travelodge operates going forward. The programme includes:

Cleaning & Hygiene

  • Comprehensive cleaning throughout its hotels using an antiviral disinfectant – effective against Coronavirus
  • Additional post clean room checks with digital tracking in place to ensure consistently high standards
  • Increased cleaning frequency in high touch points in public areas and rooms
  • All linen and towels thermally disinfected
  • Comprehensive training of every hotel team member on cleaning, hygiene and social distancing
  • Installation of customer hand sanitiser stations in key locations in the hotel

Social Distancing

  • Protective reception screens
  • Signage to mark social distance points throughout the hotel including check-in markings
  • Monitoring the number of customers in a designated area such as the reception area and lifts
  • PPE provided for all hotel team members
  • To minimise contact, housekeeping team members will not enter customer’s rooms during their stay
  • Contactless payment
  • Contactless check-out

In addition to help Britons make the most of 2020, post lockdown, it has released over 1 million rooms for £29 or less across its UK hotels.

Shakila Ahmed, Travelodge, Spokeswoman said: “We are delighted to be welcoming customers back to our Travelodge hotels and excited to be reopening Newport Isle of Wight Travelodge today.

“With safety at the forefront of our business, we have worked closely with our hotel teams that stayed open during the lockdown, government and industry bodies to develop our new Covid-19 safety programme called Travelodge Protect +. This safety programme is designed to keep our customers and teams safe and has been implemented into all Travelodge hotels.”

In addition, as hotels are not allowed to currently operate their restaurants or serve a hot breakfast buffet, Travelodge has launched a new version of its popular breakfast box that customers can purchase from their hotel reception desk or online at just £5.25.

The new ‘Breakfast To Go Box’ will ensure Travelodge customers can still continue to kick start their day with a tasty breakfast and enjoy complementary tea and coffee in their room. The company calibrated with its business and leisure customers to help design the new enhanced eco- friendly ‘Breakfast to Go Box’ which is 100% recyclable.