Travelodge is the UK’s largest independent hotel brand with 560 hotels and 40,000 rooms across the UK, Spain and Ireland.
Welcoming approximately 18 million customers every year, Travelodge experiences occupancy levels exceeding 75%, with almost 10,000 colleagues working across the business.
With 526 hotels within the UK, by the close of December 2016 the Travelodge group planned to take on 19 new hotels with an investment value of £140 million as part of their 2016 build programme and following close behind the group’s recently completed £100 million hotel modernisation programme.
Travelodge was seeking a specialist Mechanical & Electrical and building services maintenance company to provide contracted planned and preventive maintenance cover and emergency reactive maintenance support for hotels across the UK.
Whilst Travelodge staff and teams focus their effort on providing outstanding hospitality for hotel guests, the M&E provider had to ensure that buildings are safe, legally compliant and efficiently operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Pressure on RevPAR rates inevitably means that hotels and operators cannot afford building systems and plant to fail when they are most needed, which is why the group required a company that could provide temporary plant to provide heating and hot water when required.