Hotel Chains- Who Franchises?

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The UK’s hospitality sector is booming. Its estimated worth is cited as being between £100 billion and £130 billion. It’s thought that the hotel business could have added as much as £72 billion to the UK’s economy since the devastating recession that began in 2008. There are lots of reasons behind the success of the industry. More and more of us are opting to become tourists in our own land and embarking on staycations rather than costly foreign holidays. Whether we choose opulent boutique hotels or purse friendly hotel chains, the need for UK hotels for native tourists is at an all-time high. We’re also a hard-working nation, with business travel alone thought to account for £39 billion of UK spending every year, meaning demand for temporary accommodation in cities across the country has never been greater.

Hotel Chains UK

The UK is also an attractive place for international tourists, with an estimated 40 million visiting the country in 2018 alone. And, with flights, entertainment and just about every other aspect of an international trip often proving pretty tough on the purse, many opt for budget hotels to keep at least one part of their holiday affordable. Big cities like London, Manchester, Bath, Bristol and Cardiff are popular destinations for tourists and are in need of more and more accommodation to keep up with demand, in both prime city centre locations and cheaper, easier to access sites located nearer to the suburbs. Even outside of the most populated areas, there is need for new hotels all across the country. From seaside towns that attract an influx of seasonal visitors, to smaller residential areas that require accommodation for visiting business people or family members. No matter where you are in the UK, if you’re interested in starting your own hotel business, now is the time to become part of the booming hospitality sector.

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UK Hotel Chains

You could go down the costly route of opening your own hotel or B&B, but there are plenty of unexpected costs that could sink your business before you’ve even welcomed your first guest. Luckily, there are plenty of franchise opportunities in the hospitality and tourism industries for ambitious entrepreneurs to get on board with. Maybe you’re looking to open your own branch of one of the UK’s leading budget hotel brands. Or, perhaps the idea of connecting holiday makers with holiday letters to give someone the holiday of a lifetime sounds more appealing. We’ve got it all, so take a look at our hotel franchise opportunities.

UK List Hotel Franchises


Travelodge is one of the world’s best-known budget hotel franchises and has more than 500 branches up and down the UK, as well as 50 more scattered across the globe. It offers affordable accommodation for those looking to get away for a short staycation, business people, international tourists and holidaymakers who don’t fancy a long drive before their holiday begins.

Despite its accommodation being easy on the wallet, it never compromises on quality. Customers looking for a little bit of extra luxury can choose one of its SuperRooms. Located in all Travelodge PLUS locations, each room comes with a complementary Lavazza A Modo Mio coffee machine, luxurious Hansgrohe Raindance shower and a choice of pillows to your liking, to mention just a few features.

Travelodge has received numerous awards, including the prestigious title of the World’s Leading Budget Hotel Brand for three years running. The hotel franchise was set up in 1985 and quickly became one of the best-known names in the UK’s hospitality industry. It was taken over by American Hedge Fund companies GoldenTree Asset Management, Avenue Capital Group and Goldman Sachs in 2012, meaning it benefitted from a healthy injection of cash that’s allowed Travelodge to continue expanding across the UK.

Franchisees will need to be familiar with the hospitality industry and ideally have run or managed their own hotel previously. Travelodge is on an ambitious quest for further expansion across the UK, so if you think that you could be the right fit for the franchise, get in touch and get your career started in the lucrative hospitality industry.

Hemera Holidays

If you’d like to help people get away for a much-needed break, but would prefer to organise rather than accommodate, Hemera Holidays could have the opportunity for you. The travel agency franchise is looking to expand its network across the UK and is seeking franchisees to help it deliver its fantastic service to holiday makers across the country.

Its ideal franchisee is someone who is dedicated to providing incredible customer service to both customers and property owners, and genuinely cares about the success and development of their business. You’ll also need to be enthusiastic and passionate about making each customer’s holiday the best it can possibly be to drive up repeat custom and spread the positive words about Hemera Holidays.
Finally, the franchise is seeking those who are willing to learn about the art of promoting and managing holiday lettings but says that the right candidates will be provided with comprehensive training to fill in any gaps in their knowledge.

Each new franchisee will be provided with their own territory and they will then be in charge of marketing the Hemera Holidays service to local landlords who’d like to get their properties onto the holiday rental market. Plenty of pre and post opening support will be available to each franchisee to ensure that they have the best possible chance of success.

Although the business is young, as it was set up in 2014, founder Wendy Taylor has proved that it’s got the potential for success. Her own story of starting the business with nothing and acquiring 60 properties that generated more than £1 million in holidays sales in just a few years, shows that with enough hard work, any Hemera Holidays franchisee can emulate her success.

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