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Travelodge opens its first hotel in Gravesend

PUBLISHED: 17:20 03 April 2018 | UPDATED: 17:20 03 April 2018

Travelodge has opened its first hotel in Gravesend at Coldharbour Road, Northfleet. Picture: Travelodge

Travelodge has opened its first hotel in Gravesend at Coldharbour Road, Northfleet. Picture: Travelodge

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Travelodge has opened its first hotel in Gravesend at Coldharbour Road, Northfleet.

Gravesend Travelodge is the company’s 13th hotel in Kent, and represents an investment of £5.5million for third party investors, creating 15 new jobs within the community.

This is the first of two hotels that the company will open in the county this year, with the other being located in Dover.

Collectively, the two hotels represent an investment of £14.5 million for third party investors and 45 new jobs.

Eric Dagrou, hotel manager at Gravesend Travelodge said: “I am thrilled to have made history by managing the first Travelodge hotel in Gravesend.

“We have been looking for some time to open a hotel in the town, especially as there is a desperate need for good quality accommodation at a great value price.

“Our new hotel is ideally located for business and leisure travellers visiting the area.”

Gravesend Travelodge is a purpose built, 61-room hotel with on-site car-parking, and has been designed in the company’s new contemporary brand design.

The hotel offers the new upgraded room concept - which has been designed by the company’s business and leisure customers.

Rooms include: family, double and accessible rooms and feature the following:

·Bespoke luxurious king-size Travelodge Dreamer bed

·En-suite bathroom with power shower (Wet room in accessible rooms)

·Two individual beds in the family room

·A bed light surround to create ambient lighting

·Bedside power / USB charging points

·LED ceiling lighting providing a warmer ambiance

·A comfort cooling system

·A 32 inch TV with FreeView channels

·Complementary tea & coffee making facilities

·WiFi

Gravesend Travelodge is being managed by Eric Dagrou, who joined Travelodge four years ago as assistant manager at Croydon Central Travelodge. During his time with the company he has managed Dartford and London Sidcup Travelodge hotels.

He added: “I have built a great team and together we have got the hotel off to a flying start.

“This is great news for the local community as our research shows our customers will collectively spend, over £2million annually with local businesses during their stay.”

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