A SOUTH Essex budget hotel has re-opened, as the chain continues to welcome customers to more of its sites.

The Basildon Wickford Travelodge, Runwell Road, Wickford is open to customers and guests, and marks the opening of the company’s 12 Essex based hotels.

As part of its hotel reopening programme, Travelodge has invested in a multi-million pound Covid-19 safety and social distance programme called Travelodge Protect Plus which will feature at the Basildon Wickford Travelodge.

The measures include additional room checks with digital tracking, increased cleaning frequency in high touch points in public areas and rooms and all linen and towels being thermally disinfected.

Shakila Ahmed, Travelodge spokesman said: “We are delighted to reopen our Basildon Wickford Travelodge and now all of our 12 Essex based hotels are open and welcoming guests across the region.

“With safety at the forefront of our business, we have worked closely with our hotel teams that stayed open during the lockdown, government and industry bodies to develop our new Covid-19 safety programme called TravelodgeProtect+.

This safety programme is designed to keep our customers and teams safe and has been implemented into all Travelodge hotels.”