November 2, 2018 3.48 pm This story is over 64 months old

Gainsborough Travelodge open for business

It has 56 rooms

Gainsborough’s new 56-room Travelodge hotel opened for business after a ceremony at the site.

The Edwardian Style building, with entrances from Market Street and Roseway Car Park, was officially opened this week by Chairman of West Lindsey Councillor Pat Mewis, Mayor of Gainsborough Councillor Richard Craig and Travelodge District Manager Allison Barr.

It is Gainsborough’s first branded budget hotel and Travelodge’s 569th site. Rooms are available from £29 and can be booked now via the Travelodge website.

Director of Economic and Commercial Growth at WLDC Eve Fawcett-Moralee and Chairman of WLDC Pat Mewis inside one of the rooms at the new hotel.

The purpose built 56-room hotel, including three accessible rooms, situated in the Roseway Quarter, has created 16 new jobs within the community.

Gainsborough Travelodge has been styled in the company’s contemporary brand design.  It features a luxurious king size bed, which sits within a mood lighting surround and has spacious bedside shelves for charging smart devices.

All rooms also have LED ceiling lighting, providing a warmer ambiance, Travelodge’s ‘comfort cooling’ to enable you to regulate the temperature of your room, a 32 inch Freeview TV, free in-room tea & coffee making facilities and access to Wifi.

Representatives from Travelodge, Mayor of Gainsborough Richard Craig, Chairman of WL Pat Mewis and Travelodge District Manager Allison Barr.

Councillor Pat Mewis said: “We warmly welcome Travelodge to the district and are pleased they decided to invest here in Gainsborough. The council, quite rightly, have invested £1.6m into this project to achieve a high level of design and the wider regeneration of the Roseway Quarter.

Mayor of Gainsborough Richard Craig added: “I’ve really enjoyed the ceremony, it has been a really successful day. There has been so much support from attendees, and from the local community. The building is very unique, and complements the surrounding buildings well.”

Travelodge District Manager Allison Barr said: “We are delighted to mark our 30 anniversary of trading in Lincolnshire by opening two prestigious hotels in the county, one in Gainsborough and the other in Lincoln City Centre. These two new additions will boost our Lincolnshire portfolio to 10 hotels and make Travelodge the county’s largest branded hotel chain.”

Allison continued: “Gainsborough Travelodge, the town’s first branded hotel will certainly help attract new business and leisure visitors to the area, which is great news for the local economy. As research shows annually Travelodge customers will spend £2 million with local businesses during their stay.”

Dransfield Properties has brought the development together with support from West Lindsey District Council as part of its inward investment strategy.

This expansion has boosted the company’s portfolio to 10 hotels in Lincolnshire and made Travelodge the county’s largest branded hotel chain.

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