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Travelodge upgrades York Micklegate Hotel to a ‘budget-luxe’ design

A WELL KNOWN chain with York hotels is redeveloping 60 of its properties, including one in the city.

Travelodge, which has five hotels in York, said the hotels were being upgraded to their new “budget-luxury” design.

The company, whose city hotels include York Central Micklegate, York Hull Road and York Tadcaster City Hotels, says the Micklegate branch is undergoing an overhaul.

The group says the new design was created on the success of the group’s chic budget hotel format, TravelodgePLUS, with feedback from the company’s largest consumer research – which surveyed around 5,000 business travelers and leisure in the UK.

The revamp includes a restaurant called the Bar Café and there are also a number of sustainable initiatives. This includes the new mat made from recycled fishing nets which is part of a project supporting clean oceans initiatives, tackling over 640,000 tonnes of discarded fishing nets which are currently impacting lives Marine. The mat backing is also made of old plastic bottles. Every dozen of these bottles that are recycled rather than sent to landfill saves enough energy to power a laptop computer for 25 hours. Other features include energy-efficient lighting, motion-sensing controls, and aerated showers and faucets.

Craig Bonnar, Managing Director of Travelodge, said: “Travelodge has been a pioneer in the UK hospitality industry since opening the UK’s first budget hotel in 1985.

“Today, we are evolving once again by launching a new high end budget hotel design while maintaining our excellent value price proposition.

“This is our most radical transformation to date and was created in response to ever-increasing customer expectations.

“Britain is now a nation of budget travellers, with more of us choosing to stay in budget hotels than any other type of hotel and thoughtful, stylish design and homely touches really matter in the world. of today when we stay for business or for our leisure.”