Major hotel brand, Travelodge, is coming to Forge Island!

Space is now let for a new 69-room hotel in the heart of Rotherham town centre.

Travel lodge forge island

The hotel will feature Travelodge's new budget-luxe design which is a new, premium look and feel design - whilst maintaining its great value price proposition.

This new design has been created on the success of the group’s budget chic hotel format, TravelodgePLUS, with feedback from the company’s largest consumer study - which surveyed around 5,000 UK business and leisure travellers to find the psychographics of the modern budget traveller.

The budget-luxe design includes all the low cost efficiencies you would expect from Travelodge, but with the added benefit of thoughtful, stylish design and homely touches throughout its interiors.

The Travelodge budget-luxe design also includes a number of sustainable initiatives. This includes the new carpet being made from recycled fishing nets which are part of a project supporting clean ocean initiatives, tackling over 640k tonnes of discarded fishing nets currently impacting marine life. The carpet backing is also made of old plastic bottles. Every ten of these bottles which are recycled rather than being sent to landfill saves enough energy to power a laptop for 25 hours.

The other features include low energy lighting, motion sensing controls and aerated showers and taps.

Tony O’Brien, Travelodge UK Development Director: “We are delighted to be working with Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council to bring Travelodge, the town’s first branded hotel to Rotherham town centre. This hotel will help to attract new business and leisure customers to the area. It is also a great example of town centre regeneration, bringing an old, derelict, former industrial site back into beneficial, economic use. Schemes like this take years of hard work and it's great to be working with such a progressive, enthusiastic Council and its excellent development delivery partner, Muse.” 

“Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council is doing a great job in investing to regenerate the town centre. Its funding support has enabled the delivery of this development at a time when private sector funding is in very scarce supply. This will be of great benefit to the Rotherham community for many years to come."

The new hotel will be within walking distance of the heart of the town centre and Rotherham United’s New York Stadium. Close to the railway station and bus interchange, the hotel will offer transport links to Sheffield, Meadowhall, Doncaster and Barnsley, as well as local destinations such as Clifton Park & Museum, Rother Valley Country Park, Gulliver’s Valley Theme Park, Wentworth Woodhouse, and Magna Science Centre.

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