TFE Hotels’ Travelodge brand is set to make its mark on Sydney’s southwest, with the opening of a 124-room hotel in Hurstville this week (Jan 17).

The property, operated by TFE Hotels, caters to business and leisure, featuring a rooftop bar and restaurant with expansive views, large corporate function space and a ground floor grab ‘n’ go food offering by St Marks Road Co. The interior design, by leading studio Chada, utilises natural colours and greenery.

“I think our Travelodge guests will be pleasantly surprised by the new design direction and by how inviting the rooms are to be in,” said TFE Hotels Group Chief Operating Officer, Chris Sedgwick. 

“This hotel offers smart, functional design – with particular attention paid to spatial planning and to the colour palette – alongside higher-than-normal ceilings and full glazing which lets in loads of natural light; great spaces to relax in; and, most importantly, offers a quality, affordable accommodation option just 20 minutes (by fast train) from the city.”

Crawfords is responsible for the distinctive architecture which is a nod to the urban regeneration currently underway in Hurstville.

“We wanted this building to stand out,” said Crawfords Architect Paul Godsell.

“Think smart good-looking architecture, attention to detail in all aspects of design; and rooms that are flooded with natural light and so many angles of vision from every direction.”

Travelodge Hurstville has been developed by the Illawarra Catholic Club, which sits next to the hotel, and is in close proximity to Sydney Airport, Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Westfield Shopping Centre and hospitality venue Club Central.

Sedgwick expects the new offering to be well received by the local community and visitors for both business and leisure.

“Our Travelodges are always situated in great locations and typically offer a refreshingly simple customer service philosophy,” he said.

“This rings true for Travelodge Hurstville which, in addition to the Club offerings and hotel amenities, also gives guests the option to host large-scale meetings and events within striking distance of the CBD, plus multi-functional communal spaces for those impromptu meetings and gatherings.”

The opening coincides with the appointment of Ansarina Flower as General Manager of TFE Hotels.

Flower started her career with TFE as Reservations Manager at Travelodge Wynyard and has held a variety of management roles at Travelodge Sydney, Travelodge Blacktown, Bankstown, Newcastle, and Martin Place.