Travelodge, the UK’s first budget hotel chain, which operates nearly 600 hotels across the UK, Ireland and Spain announces it has ‘topped out’ at its new hotel development at Abbey Wood Retail Park. This is the group’s seventh hotel in Bristol.
The 85-room Bristol Abbey Wood Travelodge is being developed and funded by Invesco Real Estate on behalf of one of its clients and the scheme is being constructed by Marshall Building Contractors. The hotel is scheduled to open for summer trading in 2024.
The hotel is located close to the Bristol Ministry of Defence offices – which is the largest MoD office in the UK and within easy access to the M4, M5 and Bristol city centre.
Bristol Abbey Wood Travelodge is being developed to the group’s new premium look and feel design – which includes all the low cost efficiencies you would expect from Travelodge but with the added benefit of thoughtful, stylish design and homely touches throughout its interiors. The hotel will also feature the group’s on-site restaurant called The Bar Cafe offering a breakfast, dinner and bar menu.
Bristol is a key growth area for Travelodge, as the group is currently searching for a further four hotel sites across the city. This expansion programme could represent a multi-million pound investment for third party investors and create over a hundred new jobs.
Steve Bennett, Chief Property and Development Officer, Travelodge, said: “We are delighted to have reached this important milestone in the construction of our seventh hotel in Bristol. The topping out ceremony was a great opportunity to celebrate the great work Marshall Construction is doing and to thank everyone who has supported us so far. We are on schedule to open our Bristol Abbey Wood Travelodge in time for summer trading in 2024.
“This development is just the start of our expansion plans in Bristol. The city is growing from strength to strength and attracting record visitor numbers however there remains a shortage for good quality and low cost accommodation in Bristol. To help fill this gap, we are actively looking for a further four hotel sites across the city. This expansion programme could represent a multi-million investment for third party investors, create over a hundred new jobs and offer our customers more choice of locations to stay in Bristol.”