Tifco Hotel Group is delighted to announce the appointment of Stephan Ernest as General Manager of Ireland’s first Travelodge Plus hotel, the new Travelodge Plus Dublin City Centre, opening in Dublin 2 this January
A Dutch native, Stephan commenced his hospitality studies with a Hotel & Catering Degree at Zadkine Hospitality Management in Rotterdam, finishing his Bachelor’s Degree in International Hospitality Management in Breda six years later, in 2006.
Moving to Dublin directly after graduating, Stephan started his professional career as a Junior Duty Manager in The Burlington Hotel, spending two years working there, assisting in various departments and learning about daily operations across all areas.
In 2008 Stephan joined Tifco Hotel Group, initially in Crowne Plaza Hotel and Holiday Inn Express Dublin Airport as Assistant Conference & Banqueting Manager, then promoted to the position of Restaurant Manager and shortly thereafter to the role of Conference & Banqueting Manager.
Stephan left Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn Express Dublin Airport in 2019 as Deputy General Manager to successfully open The Hendrick Smithfield where he was General Manager from 2019 until recently. Stephan joins Travelodge Plus Dublin City Centre as General Manager, looking forward to opening the city’s single biggest accommodation provider for the value-seeking customer, offering quality and comfort at affordable prices.
Travelodge Plus Dublin City Centre opens on the corner of Moss Street and Townsend Street in Dublin 2, an extremely central location, steps from the Convention Centre and the IFSC and with ease of access to all local business districts, Silicon Docks, the tech and financial hubs and Dublin Port. Travelodge Plus Dublin City Centre is also walking distance to 3Arena and Bord Gais Energy Theatre, plus other entertainment venues, city centre tourist attractions and shopping areas.
With 393 guestrooms including 175 SuperRooms, and a mixed inventory of room types to meet all guest needs — twin, family, accessible, interconnecting etc. — Travelodge Plus Dublin City Centre also features uniquely spacious bedrooms on the 7th floor benefitting from exceptional city views, with a number of double height rooms.
The Travelodge Plus hotel format was launched in 2018, a format designed around the needs of the modern traveller who wants that little bit more style and choice. Initially rolled out with an investment of more than £10m, Travelodge Plus Dublin City Centre joins the existing 14 high-profile Travelodge Plus hotels located across the UK, in London Central Elephant & Castle, London City, London Gatwick Airport Central, London Manor House, London Mile End, London Stockley Park, London Waterloo, Brighton Seafront, Edinburgh Central, Edinburgh Park, Marlow, Portsmouth City Centre, St. Albans and York Micklegate.
Travelodge Plus Dublin City Centre will the first Travelodge Plus outside the UK.