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Travelodge Hotels (UK) Overview

Thame, England
10000+ employees
Company - Private
Hotel & Resort
Unknown / Non-Applicable
In 1985, we reinvented the concept of the low cost overnight stay by launching the UK’s first budget hotel chain. For over 30 years, we’ve been there for our customers in the right place and at the right price enabling them to stay away from home in a ... Read more

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    Travelodge beats expectations with 6.6% revenue jump

    The group attributed the growth to the launch of the a premium economy concept, 'SuperRooms'. For the year-end 31 December 2017 RevPAR was also up 2.9% to £40.49 (2016: £39.37), average room rate was up 2.8% to £53.19 and occupancy was maintained at 76.1%.


    Get inn there as hotel giant's expansion brings 550 more jobs across the UK

    TRAVELODGE isn't just somewhere to get your head down - it can also give your career a leg up. The budget hotel chain has plans for 20 additional venues - including London City Travelodge, a new flagship hotel - this year. The expansion will create 550 jobs in various roles for managers, receptionists, housekeepers, cleaners and bar cafe assistants.

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Travelodge Hotels (UK) – Why Work For Us?

We're so proud to announce that Travelodge has been nominated for an 'LGBT Employer Award' at the 2018 NatWest British LGBT Awards. We can't wait for the ceremony on 11th May!

We’ve been here for our customers for over 30 years. With over 540 Travelodge locations right across the UK, we continue to provide modern, clean, comfortable rooms in the right place at the right price, whatever our customers’ reason for travelling.

Behind the scenes of this big UK-wide company, you’ll find a close-knit team. Our people are passionate about understanding what our customers need and making sure we get every detail right for their stay.

We’re proud to have a diverse team and we want everyone to be able to bring their unique personality to work. Every day is different here – and every person is too. But we do all have some key behaviours in common:

Care about people

We really care about people and do our best to ensure that our teams and customers are happy, because happy teams makes Travelodge a great place to A

Attention to detail 

We know that the little things really can make a big difference. So, we work hard to take care of everything, no matter how big or small, so that everything is just right.

Drive for results

Whether it's a great customer review, smashing a target, hitting a deadline or making a cost saving, we do everything possible to deliver a great result.

We believe in rewarding our people for their hard work, so we make sure there are plenty of additional benefits. From 50% off your own stay with us, to partner discounts and pension schemes, there’s something to suit everyone. To lean more click here.

Building a career with Travelodge

We encourage our people to be the best they can be, in whatever they decide to do. We advertise all our vacancies internally, so you’ll always be able to see opportunities for career development as they arise. And, whether you want to build your career behind the scenes in our Support Office or to shine front-of-house in our hotels, you’ll find a full induction, relevant training and continuous opportunities for review and development.

ASPIRE is our internal development programme for our hotel people and has been developed specifically to help you build the skills and experience you need, either in your current role, or to help with your progression – giving you the chance to land that hotel management position you’ve had your eye on. To lean more click here.


At Travelodge, we’ll encourage you to develop your career – giving you access to all the training and knowledge you need. Here’s an insight into how some of our people have progressed. Join us, and you could be following in their footsteps.

Jake, Team Member

After looking for jobs within the pub and retail industry, Jake struggled to find the right job for him that would fit around his University schedule. Jake joined the business as a Hotel Team Member and quickly discovered that he loved customers and the fact that every day is different. He applied for our Management Development Programme – Aspire Traveller – and has now relocated back to London with his partner and transferred to our flagship property to develop his management skills and knowledge.

Claudia, Assistant Hotel Manager

Claudia joined Travelodge with very little work experience, but proved herself straight away by constantly asking for more and more responsibilities, which helped build her knowledge and confidence, and makes her a great candidate to become one of our future Hotel Managers. Claudia is one of our most successful Aspire Traveller candidates – as she is now an Assistant Hotel Manager in one of our largest sites in East London.

Travelodge Hotels (UK) Reviews

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Travelodge Hotels (UK) CEO Peter Gowers
Peter Gowers
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    I have been working at Travelodge Hotels (UK) part-time (Less than a year)


    Everyone in the same job gets paid the same amount regardless of age! Amazing compared to other companies
    Always opportunities for overtime if you want it
    And 50% off Travelodge as well as money off partner companies!!
    They give you the opportunity and encourage you to become multi skilled in order to take up more shifts if wanted, the idea of furthering your career in Travelodge is encouraged also.


    No obvious cons, overall great company to work for and great pay not based on age. Great work from management!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

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Travelodge Hotels (UK) Photos

Travelodge Hotels (UK) photo of: Travelodge's Annual Conference
Travelodge Hotels (UK) photo of: Travelodge SuperRoom
Travelodge Hotels (UK) photo of: Peter in our new SuperRoom
Travelodge Hotels (UK) photo of: The whole of IT learning to be life savers with British Heart Foundation
Travelodge Hotels (UK) photo of: Behind the scenes photos of Peter Gowers talking to BBC Radio 4 on the Today Programme about Travelodge's 2016 financial results.
Travelodge Hotels (UK) photo of: Peter on the BBC talking about Travelodge's UK expansion programme.
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Travelodge Hotels (UK) Interviews



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    Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
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    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Travelodge Hotels (UK) (Manchester, England) in May 2017.


    30 minuets of asking about me and how I would be if it from working for travelodge. Then a tour around the hotel, phonecall saying I had the job the day after.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions about previous jobs, how I think I would benefit working for travelodge, why should they employ me   1 Answer
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Travelodge Hotels (UK) Awards & Accolades

  • Best Internal Communications, CIPD Recruitment Marketing Awards, 2016
  • Ranked 10 in The Sunday Times Top Track 250 league table, The Sunday Times Fast Track League, 2016
  • Finalists for Best Recruitment Team, In-House Recruitment Awards, 2017
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