News for the Hospitality Executive
Travelodge Offering Couples Called Mary and Joseph
a Free Night's Stay At 322 UK Hotels
To Make Up for the Hotel Industry Not Having Any Rooms Left on Christmas Eve Over
2,000 years Ago When 'Mary and Joseph Had to Settle for the Night in a Stable
|December 11, 2007 - No room at the inn? Not this year.
To evoke the true spirit of Christmas, Travelodge is opening its doors
and offering couples called Mary and Joseph a free night's stay; at any
one of its 322 UK hotels.
The 'gift' of a free night's stay is to make up for the hotel industry not having any rooms left on Christmas Eve over 2000 years ago when the original 'Mary and Joseph' had to settle for the night in a stable.
Today's Mary and Joseph will stay in a spacious Travelodge family room which can also cater for a baby and a manger. A free car-parking space will be provided for the donkey and there are plenty of £29 rooms available for the Shepherds and Wise Men to book. The couple can stay anytime from Christmas Eve to the Twelfth Night.
Jason Cotta, Travelodge Operations Director, said: "The phrase no room at the inn is something that resonates with us in the hotel business. Therefore this year we have decided to evoke the true spirit of Christmas and invite Mary and Joseph as our guests."
To claim their free Travelodge night's stay, Mary and Joseph just need
to register their details at: Christmas@travelodge.co.uk.
They will be asked to send proof of ID. Upon receipt of the requested information
a voucher will be sent to them to use between Christmas Eve and Twelfth
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