Date published: 02 November 2018
Businesses and residents have eagerly anticipated the completion of the brand new Travelodge in Gainsborough Town Centre – which is now officially open for business.
The stunning Edwardian style building, with entrances from Market Street and Roseway Car Park, has officially been opened this week by Cllr Pat Mewis, Chairman of West Lindsey, Cllr Richard Craig, Mayor of Gainsborough, and Allison Barr, Travelodge District Manager.
The new Travelodge is Gainsborough’s first branded budget hotel and the company’s 569 Travelodge. Rooms are available from £29 and can be booked now on the Travelodge website.
The purpose built 56-room hotel, including 3 accessible rooms, situated in the Roseway Quarter, has created 16 new jobs within the community.
Chairman of West Lindsey, Cllr Pat Mewis, was delighted to be able to co-open the hotel. She said: "I was pleased to be celebrating the grand opening of the new hotel, alongside the Mayor of Gainsborough, representatives from Dransfield and Travelodge, amongst many others. 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.
Cllr Mewis continued: “I would like to thank Dransfield Properties for choosing to build this much needed facility to secure Travelodge in our district. I would also like to thank the architects, designers, builders and planners for what is a fantastic building – it is an absolute credit to the surrounding area."
Dransfield Properties has brought the development together with support from West Lindsey District Council as part of its inward investment strategy.
Mark Dransfield, Managing Director of Dransfield Properties, said: “This is our company’s first hotel development and we are delighted to see the building now completed and opening to its first guests. It looks fantastic and will make a huge difference to the transformation of this part of Gainsborough.
“We are delighted to have worked with West Lindsey District Council on the project who shared our vision to deliver this development and we look forward to working with them on the next phase of improvements in the Market Street area of Gainsborough.”
Cllr Richard Craig, Mayor of Gainsborough, was also pleased to be celebrating the grand opening. He said: “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.”
Gainsborough Travelodge has been styled in the company’s contemporary brand design and 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.
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.”
This expansion has boosted the company’s portfolio to 10 hotels in Lincolnshire and made Travelodge the county’s largest branded hotel chain.