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Travelodge Hotels (UK) Overview

Thame, England
10000+ employees
1985
Company - Private
Hotel & Resorts
Unknown / Non-Applicable
In 1985, Travelodge became Britain’s first value hotel brand when it launched in the UK, opening its first hotel at Barton under Needwood in the heart of England. Since those early days, Travelodge has gone from strength to strength. It is now the UK’s ... Read more

Mission: Travelodge aims to become the favourite hotel for value. We seek to offer unbeatable value in leisure and business travel. With attractive modern bedrooms, comfy new king size beds and great value wherever you need to be: we’re the Travelodgical ... Read more

Company Updates

  • After having started his retirement and deciding that he wanted to try something new, Doug joined Travelodge to work as a Receptionist. Read Doug's story.

  • Job Alert! Our next Travelodge PLUS hotel opens in Portsmouth City Centre in June and we're now opening applications for some exciting opportunities within the team. Check out our careers page to find out more

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Travelodge Hotels (UK) – Why Work With Us?


Are you a Team Leader, Shift Leader or Supervisor looking to step into their first Assistant Manager role?

Are you a Team Leader, Shift Leader or Supervisor looking to step into their first Assistant Manager role?

We have an exciting opportunity to join the team at our Newbury Chieveley M4 hotel.

Under the guidance and leadership of a really experienced Hotel Manager you would lead and develop the Housekeeping and Reception teams in this 126 room hotel. 

Click here to apply

We’ve been here for our customers for over 30 years. With over 550 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

  • Featured Review

    "Great place to work for parents"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in Bromley, England
    Current Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in Bromley, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Travelodge Hotels (UK) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, friendly working environment

    Cons

    Cant say any bad things

    Advice to Management

    Update computer systems

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Travelodge Hotels (UK) Photos

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Travelodge Hotels (UK) Interviews

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    Cleaner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glasgow, Scotland
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Travelodge Hotels (UK) (Glasgow, Scotland) in July 2017.

    Interview

    It was a large group interview (30+) people. Put in a room with 5 others and told to clean it the best you can - the confident boisterous people essentially took everything, the quiet ones like me had no chance (despite cleaning skills being more than adequate). Really a quite disheartening experience that didn't focus on cleaning.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you fight over these bed sheets to see who can make the bed?   1 Answer
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Travelodge Hotels (UK) Awards & Accolades

  • Top 10 Companies for LGBT Employees, Natwest, 2018
  • Ranked 8 in The Sunday Times Top Track 250 league table, The Sunday Times (UK), 2017
  • Best Recruitment Website, The RMAs, 2018
  • Ranked 10 in The Sunday Times Top Track 250 league table, The Sunday Times Fast Track League, 2016
  • Best Internal Communications, CIPD Recruitment Marketing Awards, 2016
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