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£500,000 investment For Cardiff’s Holiday Inn

The Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centre has unveiled a £500,000 refurbishment to transform its public spaces and showcase a brand new Open Lobby concept on the ground floor.
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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 Cardiff hotel.

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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 full ‘All Day Dining Menu which can be enjoyed in 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.

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Richard Platts, General Manager for the Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centre commented: “I’m thrilled to welcome guests to our brand-new Open Lobby space, already we can see how guests are ‘living’ differently at the hotel and making full use of every new zone which is exactly what we wanted with this investment. 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. The new Open Lobby will also appeal to local Cardiff residents and networking groups as well as families of Welsh rugby players and past rugby stars who often call in when Wales play at home, we are well equipped to host everybody for all occasions.”

The Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centre is ideally situated in the heart of Cardiff, offering a convenient location for both business and leisure travellers. Located just a stone’s throw away form the city centre, the hotel provides easy access to Cardiff Central Station, allowing guests to conveniently explore the city and visit the nearby Cardiff Castle, Swalec Stadium or the Principality Stadium.

The Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centre offers welcoming rooms with city centre views and a choice of dining options in the newly renovated Open Lobby area. Callaghan’s Pub & beer garden is available for hire as a private space for a range of occasions. The modern Academy Conference Centre can hold up to 150 delegates for training sessions, events, weddings or social banqueting.

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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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