The new Travelodge Hotel Sydney Airport has launched a new ‘silent check-out’, whereby guests without having to utter a word, from the moment they wake up to when they step on the airport shuttle bus.

First, the hotel team will provide guests with a special clock created by tech geniuses Sensorwake. It’s the world’s first Olfactory Alarm Clock and promises “a perfumed, enlightened and melodious wake-up”. Guests simply program the clock before bed and, hey presto, the delicious smell of bacon-y goodness (or brewing coffee, for those who prefer it) will rouse them.

The seriously morning-averse can present themselves at reception and refer to a ‘Silent Check-Out’ poster to indicate their needs: ‘I need coffee’, ‘I need to settle my bill’, or ‘I missed my flight, can I stay another night?’ Of course, for guests who want to chat, the hotel’s friendly team will be happy to oblige.

The new 209-room hotel is the 18th Travelodge Hotel in Australia and New Zealand and offers “more of what you want and less of what you don’t” in line with the Refreshingly Simple brand promise. The hotel offers comfortable beds and contemporary decor, free WiFi, and standard 11am check-out.

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management