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PUBLISHED: 10:28 08 December 2006 | UPDATED: 21:27 29 May 2010

Pupils from St Mary’s Primary School help Mark Pendlington open the Dunmow Travelodge

Pupils from St Mary’s Primary School help Mark Pendlington open the Dunmow Travelodge

PUPILS from Dunmow St Mary s Primary School officially opened the Stansted, Great Dunmow, Travelodge on Friday (December 1). The pupils were set a project to design their dream bedroom. The winner of the competition was Charlie Dodd and Mark Pendlington,

PUPILS from Dunmow St Mary's Primary School officially opened the Stansted, Great Dunmow, Travelodge on Friday (December 1).

The pupils were set a project to design their dream bedroom. The winner of the competition was Charlie Dodd and Mark Pendlington, Stansted Airport's director of communications presented him with his prize to join Mr Pendlington to officially open the new hotel.

Charlie also won a weekend stay for him and his family at any UK Travelodge and his winning picture will be hung in the hotel's reception area for customers to view.

Mr Pendlington said: "I am delighted to open the Great Dunmow Travelodge today and wish the hotel every success for the future."

Craig Whittle, Stansted (Great Dunmow) Travelodge manager, said: "There is a high demand for budget accommodation within the Dunmow area and we are ideally located for quick and easy access to the airport.

"Local residents can also benefit by accommodating family and friends at the hotel, which is ideal for the festive season ahead. We offer a comfortable room from as little as £15, which makes it ideal for a stop-over."

All of the children who entered the design a dream bedroom competition won a goodie bag.

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