Travelodge opens 47th Scottish hotel and creates first “premier economy” room for budget hotels – Food and drink News Scotland


TRAVELODGE have opened its 47th hotel in Scotland and first hotel in Elgin to celebrate the chains’ 35th birthday while introducing  the new premium economy for budget hotels.

It is the company’s 592 hotel and is part of a multi-million investment for third party investors while creating new jobs in the area.

The purpose built hotel is located at Elgin Gateway Business Park, which makes it ideal for exploring the county of Moray and the  home to Scotland’s most famous export Whisky in the region of Speyside.

Elgin Travelodge
The Travelodge is the 49th in Scotland and is set to bring the first of a new range of rooms to budget hotels. Image supplied

Elgin Travelodge will feature 61-rooms which includes SuperRooms, the company’s premium economy room concept.

The new room class will be the first of its kind in the UK budget hotel market is designed to include more comfort offering a business class feel at more reasonable prices.

The Travelodge SuperRoom is only available in four Travelodge hotels across Scotland which includes two hotels in Edinburgh, one hotels in Glasgow and now Elgin.

Elgin Travelodge
Travelodge Elgin launch new premier economy super room for budget hotels manager Ann Howie pictured in Grey suit. Image supplied

The hotel also offers family, double and accessible rooms. Rates for a standard room start from £29 and can be booked at

The hotel also features an on-site restaurant, called the Bar-Café which offers a breakfast, dinner and bar service menu and there is complementary on-site car parking too.

Ann Howie, Hotel Manager, Elgin Travelodge, said: “I am honoured to be managing Elgin Travelodge which is not only the town’s first Travelodge hotel but it is also our most northern point hotel within the estate.

“Opening a new hotel is very stressful at any time but during a pandemic it goes up a good ten notches. However I am delighted to have built a fantastic team who are as passionate as me about delivering great customer service and together we have overcome the hurdles.

“Our multi-million Covid-19 safety programme, TravelodgeProtect+ which is designed to keep our customers and teams safe sits at the heart of our business and has been very well received by our customers.

“I am also super excited to develop my team (which includes lots of working parents), and give them the same opportunities that I was given of successfully climbing the career ladder and become hotel managers of the future.”