Kirkcaldy man is new chief executive of Travelodge

A Kirkcaldy man is the new chief executive officer at the helm of budget hotel chain, Travelodge.

Monday, 10th May 2021, 4:10 pm

And Craig Bonnar’s immediate priority is to reopen all our hotels and resume full trading.

He took the the reins as interim boss at the start of the year having previously served as the company’s chief operating officer since January 2017.

Mr Bonnar led Travelodge’s three year strategic review of its operating model which delivered significant improvements, and generated millions of £s in productivity savings.

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Kirkcaldy man Craig Bonnar has been named the new chief executive of Travelodge (Pic: -Ben Phillips Photography)

During this time, Travelodge was also awarded its highest ever number of Tripadvisor Certificates of Excellence and placed on the platform’s Top 10 Global Hotel Chains for the first time.

Mr Bonnar said: “Travelodge is one of the UK’s great brands and the engine of this business is its people, and I am honoured to be given this opportunity to lead the company forward in its next phase of growth.

“I take on this new role with great ambition for the group and I am looking forward to working with the leadership team to build upon the brand’s strong foundation with Travelodge being well positioned to benefit from recovery as restrictions are lifted and demand builds.”

Martin Robinson, Travelodge chairman, said: “I have been extremely impressed by Craig’s energy, strategic insight and exceptional leadership qualities.

“He has led us through a critical period of recovery and with his in-depth knowledge as chief operating officer and passion for the brand.

"Craig was the natural choice to lead the business on the next leg of its journey. “

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