15 March 2019
National property and construction consultancy Wakemans successfully managed a £2.4 million refurbishment and roll-out for hotel chain Travelodge.
Wakemans acted as project managers for the refurbishment and roll-out of Travelodge’s new SuperRoom – the UK’s first premium economy room concept within the budget hotel sector.
It is designed around the ‘premium economy’ concept familiar to airline users, with a focus on comfort for business and leisure customers who want the extra choice of a more premium room.
Wakemans was responsible for the procurement of the new amenities as well as fit-out, before overseeing the roll-out of SuperRooms in 48 Travelodge hotels around the UK.
Nigel Himpson, senior associate director at Wakemans, said: “SuperRooms are now available in some of the top locations around the country and offer an extra level of comfort to guests who opt for longer stays as well as those who choose to spend more time in the room.”
A total of 296 SuperRooms have been incorporated into Travelodge’s existing city centre hotels.
Scott Rutherford, Travelodge’s technical services director said: “At Travelodge we are all about bringing great value and choice to the budget traveller.
“More and more business travellers are opting for a budget hotel and last year we generated more sales from business customers than those on holiday.
“Our new SuperRoom adds an extra choice for customers who are spending more time working in the room, are staying longer or who just value that little bit more comfort. Alongside our recently upgraded classic room, this is another important milestone on our journey to become the favourite hotel for value.”