Brand new lobby at the Holiday Inn in Oxford cost £1million

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Inside the new open lobby Photo: Holiday Inn
Inside the new open lobby Photo: Holiday Inn

The Holiday Inn Oxford has completed a £1m revamp to create a new 'open lobby'.

The area is designed to provide guests with a space where they can eat, socialise and work at the hotel at the Peartree roundabout, north Oxford.

The separate reception, lobby, bar, lounge, restaurant and business centre have now all been merged into one space.

Gavin Webster, general manager for the Holiday Inn Oxford Hotel, said: “I’m thrilled to welcome guests to our brand new open lobby space.

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"There are so many options and areas to plug in or switch off, that our business and travel guests will love what we’ve done.

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"The new lobby will also appeal to local Oxford residents and networking groups as a desirable space to meet up, or just drop in for a Starbucks coffee at our new café.

"Customer satisfaction is a top priority for me and my team, and this refurbishment allows us to deliver our best ever service with no barriers between us and the guests."

The lobby will improve interaction between staff and guests as the front of house reception teams can be more adaptable while guests use the space.

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Key features include free high-speed Wi-Fi, a ‘To Go’ Café where food and drinks are available around the clock, a versatile dining space with a range of seating from booths to high and low tables, a living-room style media lounge with comfortable seating, games, magazines and TV and an E-Bar where guests can plug in with lots of power points, a wireless printer and more.

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The Holiday Inn Oxford offers free on-site parking for hotel residents, free WiFi, 24-hour room service, a mini gym and a restaurant.

The hotel is also very family friendly, where children can stay and eat for free.

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It is also well equipped to host meetings and events with 11 modern meeting rooms at the Academy Conference Centre.

LGH Hotels Management Limited was formed in 2018 to focus on managing the operation of mid and upscale hotels which are part of two global brands, IHG and Best Western.

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The LGH hotel portfolio includes 45 properties across the UK, with 7,300 bedrooms and over 390 award winning meeting and event spaces, all under international brands Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza and Best Western.

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The hotels span from country retreats to city centre locations, with a variety of corporate and leisure hotels located in every major hub, city and airport town.

The Holiday Inn brand was launched in 1952.

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