Travelodge is delighted to announce the opening of its first hotel in Andover and the 545th for Travelodge.
A champagne reception was held to celebrate the opening with The Mayor of Test Valley, Councillor Karen Hamilton joining Travelodge Regional Director, Bryn Taylor to officially open the hotel.
The hotel represents an investment of £4m for the landlord and has created 15 new jobs within the local community. This expansion will boost Travelodge’s portfolio in Hampshire and will create around 200 new jobs.
Reasons to visit
Located under 2 miles from the historic market town centre and just off the A303, the hotel is well placed with the The British Army HQ next door and Andover and Walworth Business Parks nearby. Situated in an area called the Test Valley, the hotel is easy accessible with a wealth of attractions nearby including Stonehenge, Salisbury, the New Forest, South Downs National Park and the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Visitors to the area can also visit the local Bombay Sapphire Distillery about a 20 minute drive from the hotel. Take yourself around on a journey of gin discovery, or take a guided tour with a complimentary drink included for good measure. Why not also opt in for the gin cocktail masterclass, an experience of self discovery where you can find your inner cocktail making magic.
This hotel has a modern on-site restaurant and bar that serves breakfast and tasty evening meals, along with 76 rooms over 4 floors that all have our new, fresh design that features a comfy king size bed with four plump pillows and a cosy duvet.
A word from the Mayor of Test Valley
Councillor Karen Hamilton said:
“I am very pleased to attend the official opening event of the new Travelodge hotel in Andover. The addition of Travelodge will have a positive impact on Andover by providing employment for local residents and affordable accommodation for visitors.”
“The hotel is in a prime location, right next to the junction for the A303, leading to the West Country and London so will be of great benefit for visitors to our town.”
A word from the Andover Hotel Manager
The Andover hotel is being managed by Micael Rodrigues who joined Travelodge in 2013 as a receptionist at Sunbury M3 Travelodge and during a period of three years he’s climbed the career ladder into management and was promoted to hotel manager at Frimley Travelodge. He says:
“I am thrilled to be managing the town’s first Travelodge hotel. I am looking forward to developing my team and helping them to climb the career ladder, like I have done at Travelodge. We are booked out with business customers during the week and with leisure travellers at the weekend. This is great news for the local economy, as our research shows that annually Travelodge customers will spend over £2 million with local businesses during their stay with us.”
Travelodge is opening new hotels throughout 2017.
For the latest openings check out our list of brand new Travelodge hotels.