Travelodge Hotel Melbourne Docklands has pulled the covers off a significant refurbishment to its lobby lounge, with a new colour scheme and a redesigned interior now in place for guests.
Overseen by Geyer Design, the inspiration for the new look is based on the history of the Docklands area, with the design taking on a soft and subtle tone. The lobby has been reworked to become a communal yet comfortable and functional hub for both leisure and business travellers. The refurbishment has also seen the installation of a significant number of new power points for guests to charge multiple devices, with free WiFi also now a key feature of the hotel.
Along with new furniture and light fittings, Travelodge Hotel Melbourne Docklands also now features a redesigned ‘Grab and Go’ café concept for busy guests to select a variety of packaged food options and beverages to complement their schedule. The express dining option will operate alongside the hotel’s existing onsite restaurant.
TFE Hotels Regional General Manager, Stephen Moore, said the hotel’s transformation reflected the growth in the Docklands precinct over the last few years, especially in terms of corporate presence.
“This open hub concept is a first for our Travelodge’s in Victoria and really sets the scene for the future growth of this business,” Moore said.
“The lobby has a decidedly coffee-house vibe and is perfectly set up for those quick and informal meetings that inevitably happen when you’re on the road or for travellers who want a space to lounge in and unwind.”
At the same time, the hotel has introduced Arthur Rojas as its new General Manager, who has moved across the Yarra River from his former home at Travelodge Hotel Melbourne Southbank. Rojas has been with TFE Hotels for several years, having also worked at Adina Apartment Hotels and Travelodge locations in Melbourne, Blacktown, North Ryde and Adelaide. Prior to this, he was Executive Assistant Manager at Clarion Suites Gateway in Melbourne – part of the Choice Hotels Asia-Pac network.