The Holiday Inn London Regent’s Park has unveiled a £1million refurbishment to transform its public spaces and showcase a brand new Open Lobby concept on the ground floor.
The stylish Open Lobby, designed to provide guests with one multi-faceted public space to eat, meet, relax, socialise and work as they choose, will revolutionise the way guests live and interact at the central London hotel.
The traditionally separate zones of a reception, lobby, bar, lounge, restaurant and business centre have been merged into one cohesive ‘Open Lobby’ space where guests can operate in a more instinctive, flexible and homely way.
The multi-functioning zones will encourage guests to better utilise all areas and facilities in a way which works around their lifestyles and preferences, allowing them to blend work and leisure seamlessly, which has become a greater demand in recent times. The Open Lobby will also improve interaction between staff and guests as the Front of House reception teams can be more adaptable and accommodating while guests use the space, as well as the multi-skilled team serving the Open Lobby who can meet a wider range of needs.
Key features of the new Open Lobby 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 comfy seating, games, magazines and TV and an E-Bar where guests can plug-in with lots of power points, a wireless printer and more. Much of the colour scheme, fabrics and artwork take inspiration from the nearby leafy Regent’s Park as well as the ZSL London Zoo located inside the park, a key attraction for guests at the hotel.
Gill Stringer, General Manager for the Holiday Inn London Regent’s Park Hotel, commented: “I’m thrilled to welcome guests to our new and contemporary Open Lobby space. There are so many options and areas to plug in or switch off, that I know our business and travel guests will love what we’ve done. The new Open Lobby will also appeal to Londoners, local 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 Holiday Inn London Regent’s Park Hotel offers easy access to the city’s major attractions and London’s glittering West End with the best shops, theatres, restaurants and bars just around the corner. Regent’s Park and Great Portland Street tube stations are just a few meters away and the hotel is within close reach from King’s Cross and Euston. Iconic Regent’s Park is right on the doorstep of the hotel and Oxford Street is an easy walk, as are attractions such as ZSL London Zoo, Madame Tussauds, the Sherlock Holmes Museum, the British Museum and the British Library. The hotel offers comfortable modern bedrooms, great meetings and events facilities and is ideal for families as kids stay and eat for free at the hotel restaurant.
The open lobby concept is unique to the Holiday Inn brand and has been extended to properties across Europe to become a brand-defining feature.
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