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Wakemans takes Key Role on £10 Million Portsmouth Stanhope Road Travelodge

Wakemans takes Key Role on £10 Million Portsmouth Stanhope Road Travelodge

Portsmouth’s skyline is to take on a new look next summer as the UK’s first budget hotel chain continues its countrywide expansion programme with a new £10 million Travelodge in the city centre, its third hotel in Portsmouth.

To oversee its interests Travelodge has appointed national property and construction consultancy Wakemans as tenant’s agent on the 152-room hotel, which will offer some of the best views over the city.

Travelodge already operates two hotels in Portsmouth – Portsmouth Hilsea Travelodge and Portsmouth Travelodge in North End.

This latest development is a new build, 11-storey standalone hotel on a vacant brownfield site with ground floor car parking, reception and a Bar Café serving breakfast and evening meals on the first floor.

The hotel will also feature Travelodge’s premium economy room concept called SuperRooms. This new class of room, the first of its kind in the UK budget hotel market, dials up the comfort factor with a concept designed especially for business and leisure customers who want the extra choice of a more premium room.

The stylish SuperRoom has everything that you would expect from Travelodge but with lots of new additional creature comforts. It has been styled in a modern residential décor scheme, creating a home from home feel. It features a new dream-light colour scheme which includes tones of calming blue, warm beige and tranquil taupe, as well as blackout curtains, creating a relaxing atmosphere for a restful night’s sleep.

Wakemans Senior Associate Director Nigel Himpson said: “With this new hotel in the city centre, which is targeting a BREEAM Excellent standard, Travelodge is reinforcing its commitment to Portsmouth.

“We’re delighted to be supporting Travelodge as it plays its part in helping to grow the local economy by addressing the need for quality hotels rooms at the right price.”

Overlooking the Grade 2-listed Victoria Park and less than a five-minute walk from the railway station, the Stanhope Road site is undergoing a transformation. The new Travelodge is one of a number of high rise developments taking shape in the area, including 1,000 student flats for the University of Portsmouth in the adjacent Catherine House building.

Wakemans has been appointed on a new 152-bedroom Travelodge in Portsmouth city centre.

Travelodge Property Director, Tony O’Brien said: “We are delighted to be opening Portsmouth Stanhope Road Travelodge, our third hotel in the city and our first in the city centre. There is a desperate need for more low cost and good quality accommodation in the city. Our new centrally located hotel will help attract business and leisure travellers to the area, which will give the local economy an annual boost of over £2 million.”

Contractors are on site and construction of the new Portsmouth city centre Travelodge is scheduled for completion in June 2019.