Travelodge expands in Thailand with Phuket property
17 September 2018
The UK-based hotel operator, Travelodge, has announced the third property of its brand in Thailand, scheduled to open for business in 2020.
Making a debut in the country’s largest islands and one of its most popular destinations, Travelodge Phuket Town will provide 159 rooms featuring neutral tones, contemporary timber furniture and exclusive spaces to offer extra privacy for guests.
The hotel will feature a Travelodge signature, The Lodge, as well as an all-day dining restaurant, a gymnasium and a large swimming pool. To be situated in Phuket Town, just a few steps away from Central Festival Phuket, the property will provide guests with convenient access to shopping centres, attractions and entertainment in the area.
Jonathan Wigley, the CEO of Travelodge, Thailand, commented on the brand’s Thai expansion: “Following the debut of the Travelodge brand in Thailand in mid-2017, Travelodge Phuket Town represents our continued commitment to expanding the brand’s footprint throughout Thailand.”
“We are confident that Travelodge Phuket Town will offer guests a ‘value stay’ with the brand’s exceptional hospitality, fuss-free quality and trendy living ethos that is consistently provided across all Travelodge properties.”
Travelodge first made its way to Thailand in 2017 with Travelodge Pattaya and Travelodge Sukhumvit Bangkok. Both properties have experienced a successful kickoff, in which according to the group, is a ‘testimony to the strength of the brand’ in the country.
Stephen Burt, the chairman of Travelodge Asia, also commented: “Phuket is one of the most popular and quality beach destinations in Asia and we are very pleased that Travelodge is making a footprint in such a popular destination.”
Phuket is known for its beach attractions with more than 30 fine-sand beaches to choose from. It has hundreds of hotels catering to travellers from all over the world, and with its Chinese influence, the island also features many Chinese shrines and restaurants around the city.
This year alone, Travelodge announced 20 new hotels in the UK, two hotels in Kuala Lumpur and has made its foray into Vietnam.