Work starts today on a £2 million refurbishment of two Travelodge hotels in London.

The revamp of properties in Marylebone and Wembley is part of a £57 million company-wide refurbishment programme.

A total of £9 million is to be spent by the budget chain on hotels in the capital by the autumn, by which time 80% of the Travelodge estate is expected to have been refurbished.

This will include 47 hotels in London being refitted in a new Travelodge design which includes new-look rooms and beds.

The 176-room Wembley Travelodge is located half a mile from Wembley Stadium and Arena and was formerly a Holiday Inn Express.

The three-month revamp costing £1.1 million will also see a redesign of the hotel’s restaurant and public areas with no disturbance to the day-to-day operation of the hotel, the company claims.

The 92-room Marylebone Travelodge, formerly a Ramada, is having £800,000 spent on its refurbishment, which is expected to take six weeks.

Travelodge managing director – property Paul Harvey said: “We are delighted to be investing £9 million into our London hotels. Over half of our London properties have already been refitted in our new fresh modern design.

“Our Wembley and Marylebone hotels are receiving the biggest share of investment from the programme as both properties were conversions of going concerns, and they need the extra cash to fully convert them into the new Travelodge style.

He added: “The demand for good quality, low cost accommodation is growing at great pace across the capital and our new product is well placed to offer business and leisure travellers the best value in the city.”