Travelodge reopens its Scarborough hotel

Travelodge, the UK’s first budget hotel chain has kick-started its official hotel reopening programme by opening 68 of its hotels across the country which includes Scarborough St Nicholas Travelodge.

By Sue Wilkinson
Tuesday, 7th July 2020, 12:41 pm
Updated Tuesday, 7th July 2020, 5:31 pm
The hotel in St Nicholas Cliff, Scarborough
The hotel in St Nicholas Cliff, Scarborough

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

During the lockdown, Travelodge kept 62 hotels open across the UK from Plymouth to Aberdeen to support key / critical workers, less vulnerable groups and local authorities.

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. Click here for further information: Travelodge Protect +

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 more than one million rooms for £29 or less across its UK hotels.