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Travelodge to hire 875 additional Christmas staff

Travelodge, one of the UK’s largest independent hotel chains which operate over 550 hotels across the UK, Ireland and Spain is looking to fill 875 positions in the countdown to Christmas. The company is looking to fill 850 positions based in Travelodge hotels across the country for the following roles: Receptionist, Team Member, Guest Room Cleaner and Bar Café Team Member. There are also 55 roles available for Hotel Manager and Assistant Hotel Manager roles too. For its forthcoming six new hotel openings which are all scheduled to open from now till Christmas in: Newcastle, Bath, Inverness, Redhill, Melksham and

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Whitbread withdrawal from ethical workplace code ‘slap in the face’, says Unite

UK hospitality group Whitbread’s withdrawal from the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) just 18 months after it was granted foundation stage membership, is a “slap in the face” to its 50,000-strong UK workforce, trade union Unite has said. The ETI board of directors were informed of the resignation of the Premier Inn and Costa Coffee owner at a board meeting last week (Thursday 14 September). Unite has been highly critical of Whitbread’s apparent refusal in the last year to accept that the ETI’s nine ‘good labour practice’ codes apply equally to its directly employed UK workforce as to workers in its

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Thistle Express hotel launches in Swindon

Thistle Express, GLH’s new hotel concept, is launching its second hotel in the central hub of Swindon today. Thistle Express is aimed at the ‘savvy, value-conscious, modern traveller’ with aims to provide more choice when it comes to booking trips. The newest 95-room opening is situated opposite the city’s future commercial quarter and it an eight-minute walk from the main train station. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi, bottomless tea and coffee and free breakfast for all guests. Smart TVs in every bedroom allows those staying to stream their own content, along with blackout curtains and Hypnos mattresses for a good

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Whitbread to supply its own water

Whitbread, the UK’s largest hotel, restaurant and coffee shop operator, is to supply its own water and wastewater services, making it the first major hospitality company to be granted a self-supply licence by economic regulator Ofwat. With the opening up of the water retail market earlier this year, eligible companies and other organisations can now self-supply and manage their own water retail services, cutting out the need for a separate wholesaler and the additional costs that may come with it. The new open water market is the largest of its kind in the world and allows businesses, public bodies and

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Ibis Hotels announces partnership with Teenage Cancer Trust

Ibis Hotels has announced a three-year partnership with care and support charity Teenage Cancer Trust. Over the coming years, the hotel brand will aid Teenage Cancer Trust through a series of special events, fundraisers and company-wide activities. All funds will go to the charity’s ongoing work providing world-class care and support to young people across the UK facing cancer. Fundraising began with the launch of Ibis Lates on Tour, that sees the group transform hotel public spaces across the country into exclusive live gig venues. The aim is to help provide a stage to showcase young, up and coming music

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