Firm’s interiors arm will transform an office building in Hertfordshire

Travelodge kew reception

Willmott Dixon Interiors has landed a £5m project to convert an office building into a Travelodge hotel in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire.

The conversion will see the Gatehouse office building turned into a 79-bed hotel.

Ratcliffe Groves Partnership is the architect on the job, with Rougemont Property Consultants the project manager. 

Guests are expected to be able to arrive this summer, with work due to be completed by July.

Willmott Dixon has completed more than 35,000 rooms for Travelodge in nine years, with the most recent partnership involving a £4m contract to carry out a brand refresh at its hotel in Farringdon, London.

The firm’s other hotel conversion work includes two Residence Inn by Marriott jobs in Long Lane and Earls Court and delivering rebrands for Village Hotels in Newcastle, Dudley and Leeds.

Willmott Dixon’s hotel experience also includes several new-builds, such as the 154-bed Village Hotel in Portsmouth, Dorsett City Hotel adjacent to Aldgate underground station in London, a new Premier Inn hotel in Beverley, Novotel in Brentford and a Holiday Inn in East London.