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Posted by Danielle Harvey on 2 June 2022
The Holiday Inn Basildon has unveiled a £350,000 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 in the 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.
Adam Judge, General Manager for the Holiday Inn Basildon, commented: "I'm thrilled to welcome guests to our new and improved 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 those local to Basildon and networking groups in Essex as a desirable space to meet up. Customer satisfaction is a top priority for me and my team, and this refurbishment allows us to deliver our best service to date with no barriers between us and the guests".
The Holiday Inn Basildon in Essex, overlooking beautiful gardens and lakes, boasts a modern restaurant and bar and a large meeting and conference academy, with capacity for up to 300 guests in the largest function space which is suitable for weddings.
The hotel is just a 10-minute drive from the M25, and a stone's throw away from Basildon station.For those visiting from the City of London or the Docklands for business, direct trains to Fenchurch Street station take just 35-minutes. The surrounding Festival Leisure Park offers dining and entertainment options including a cinema, nightclubs and a bowling alley.
Families will also love the local beaches and the pier at Southend-on-Sea, just 13 miles away. 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.
For more information visit lghhm.com