Game on for Travelodge

File photo dated 29/03/2011 of a general view of the Olympic Stadium in Stratford, London as the Government has spent nearly �750,000 on tickets for the London 2012 Games. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday November 7, 2011. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has been allocated 8,815 tickets, including 213 for the opening ceremony. See PA story OLYMPICS Tickets. Photo credit should read: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire
File photo dated 29/03/2011 of a general view of the Olympic Stadium in Stratford, London as the Government has spent nearly �750,000 on tickets for the London 2012 Games. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday November 7, 2011. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has been allocated 8,815 tickets, including 213 for the opening ceremony. See PA story OLYMPICS Tickets. Photo credit should read: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire
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THE UK’s fastest growing hotel chain, Travelodge has officially opened its 500th hotel at London Stratford.

The new 188-room modular build hotel is located yards from the Olympic Stadium and is just a few minutes walk from Westfield Shopping Centre.

Rooms are available from £19, visit www.travelodge.co.uk for further information.

John Penrose MP, Minister for Tourism and Heritage officially opened London Stratford Travelodge and at the opening ceremony, Travelodge announced a further expansion programme to open 184 hotels across the capital by 2025 - with a requirement for at least one hotel in each of the 32 London boroughs and the City of London.

Guy Parsons, Travelodge chief executive said: “To open our 500th Travelodge hotel yards from the entrance to the Olympic Stadium is a milestone that everyone in the company is extremely proud of.

“Travelodge has come a long way since it opened its first hotel back in 1985 on the A38 in Barton-Under-Needwood.”

“In 2010, at the opening of our 400th hotel, we said that we would be the biggest hotelier in London in time for the 2012 Olympics and true to our word we have achieved this target.

“When the Games start on the 27th July 2012, we will have 53 hotels in the capital but our London growth story is only just beginning.”

“London is very unique city. It is a metropolis made up of 32 boroughs and the City of London.

“Each has its own economy, culture, identity and history. In central London the quality, budget hotel market has a good presence. However, in flourishing boroughs where regeneration is a big priority such as Barnet, Ealing, Lewisham or Wandsworth its non existent and we now want to focus on these growth hotspots.”

Travelodge currently has 47 hotels and 6,531 rooms in the capital and is on target to open a further six hotels in London before the Olympics start. Locations include: Teddington, Excel Centre, Sidcup, Enfield, Woolwich and Balham. These openings will boost Travelodge’s London portfolio to 53 hotels and 7,201 rooms.