A £57 million nationwide modernisation of Travelodge hotels has been completed with remaining hotels to be revamped next year.

Work started on this phase of the renovation in March 2013 and more than 80% of the budget chain’s properties now feature a new look.

All 36,813 rooms across the company’s 500 UK hotels now feature a bespoke king-size bed, while traditional sofa beds in family rooms have been replaced with two truckle beds.

Free Wi-Fi is available for 30 minutes with the price for 24-hour access cut to £3.

John Hendry Pickup, chief operating officer, said: “Our £57 million modernisation programme is having a really positive impact on our customers as we build a new Travelodge. We’ve always had great prices and now that’s reinforced with an excellent experience.

“We’ve experienced a significant boost in sales, and we are outperforming the market.

“Our corporate business has trebled and continues to grow at pace. We are seeing more government departments, FTSE 100 and Blue Chip companies as well as SMEs switching to Travelodge every week.

“Customers tell us that they much prefer our new rooms, and that sentiment is reflected in our TripAdvisor scores and in the number of them who say they would recommend us to their friends and family.”