A BRACKNELL hotel has been chosen as one of 11 that the company are reopening this week.

To support key workers, 11 Travelodge UK hotels will reopen, including Bracknell Central.

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Travelodge, which has 573 hotels across the UK, has been operating 51 hotels during the lockdown in critical locations to provide accommodation for key workers and to support local authorities during these unprecedented times.

These Travelodge hotels are located in major cities and towns running from Plymouth to Aberdeen, and this week a further 11 Travelodge hotels are being re-opened to support the growing demand.

As part of its re-opening hotel programme, Travelodge has taken its key learnings whilst operating in the lockdown and is launching TravelodgeProtect+, a programme of cleaning and social distancing measures in line with government guidance - designed to keep its customers and teams safe and protected post lockdown.

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Travelodge Protect+ has been developed by a dedicated cross functional hygiene strategy team and will become the way Travelodge operates going forward. The programme includes:

Cleaning and Hygiene

  • Comprehensive cleaning throughout its hotels using an antiviral disinfectant – effective against Coronavirus
  • Additional post clean room checks with digital tracking in place to ensure consistently high standards
  • Increased cleaning in high frequency touch points in public areas and rooms
  • All linen and towels thermally disinfected
  • Comprehensive training of every hotel team member on cleaning, hygiene and social distancing
  • Installation of customer hand sanitiser stations in key locations in the hotel

Social Distancing

  • Protective reception screens
  • Signage to mark social distance points throughout the hotel including check-in markings
  • Monitoring the number of customers in a designated area such as the reception area and lifts
  • PPE provided for all hotel team members
  • To minimise contact, housekeeping team members will not enter customer’s rooms during their stay
  • Contactless payment
  • Contactless check-out

Shakila Ahmed, Travelodge spokeswoman, said: “In these unprecedented times, our hotel teams across the UK are working enormously hard, under great pressure, to support key workers and the less vulnerable groups.

"We are delighted to reopen a further 11 hotels this week, which includes our Bracknell Central Travelodge.

"These 11 hotels will assist our 51 hotels that have been operating during the lockdown and support their local community.”