Travelodge opens second Isle of Wight hotel
Travelodge has opened its second hotel on the Isle of Wight, in Ryde.
Representing a £2.2m investment, the 41-bedroom hotel will create 10 jobs and will take Travelodge's UK portfolio to 504 hotels.
The Ryde Travelodge is to be opened today (Thursday) by the Mayor of Ryde, Councillor Roi Milburn and the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce chief executive David Thornton, alongside Muhammad Manan, Travelodge's regional director south.
Each room at the hotel includes eco-friendly showers, free wifi for 30 minutes (then £3 for up to 24 hours) and a flat screen TV with 18 channels.
Manan said: "We are thrilled to be opening Ryde's first branded budget hotel. We have been looking for another site on the Isle of Wight for some time and are delighted to have built a hotel in such a prominent position, minutes away from the beach.
"Our new hotel will help to attract new visitors, which is great news for the local economy, as our research shows annually Travelodge customers will spend nearly £1m with local businesses during their stay."
Ryde Travelodge hotel manager James Gadsby added: "I am delighted to be managing Ryde's first branded budget hotel. We have got off to a flying start and business is booming. We are already booked out for Christmas."
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