Launch of new Odyssey Restaurant - Holiday Inn Winchester
Launch of new Odyssey Restaurant
The rapid transformation of the four-star Holiday Inn Winchester’s internal public areas is well underway, with the official opening of their new Odyssey Restaurant, Bar and Pizzeria. The restaurant is part of a £2.5 million major project to redevelop and refurbish the award-winning hotel and include a new Spa opening mid-July.
The hotel’s General Manager Marc Solarz commented:
“It is great that the owners of the hotel have the confidence to make such a serious investment in the business. The completed project will provide hotel guests and local residents with a much broader offering in the restaurant, with outside dining and a stunning new bar, all now on the upper ground floor level with its own designated entrance.”
The hotel now has an ‘open lobby’ to the upper ground floor - which was completed in April. This new contemporary styled space provides a large lounge comprising of a quiet workplace area and an entertainment media/fun relaxing area, as well as a new hotel reception and a To Go Café proudly serving Starbucks Coffee and light snacks.
Marc Solarz continued: “The new restaurant menu will feature the very best of local produce and our head chef and his team have created many imaginative new dishes.”
The AA Rosette Award winning team at the hotel have been working on the new menu and developing unique pre-starter nibbles, a wide choice of starters and good selection of main courses to appeal to all tastes and preferences, including vegetarian and vegan options.
Sarah Waddington, the hotel’s Director of Sales and Marketing commented: “As a hotel we provide food to hotel residents and non-residents throughout the whole day from early until late. The hotel’s location makes the perfect meeting point for friends and family, as well as being popular with business visitors for casual and more formal meetings and conferences.”
The hotel’s new ANA Spa is due for completion in July 2019 and will have a private screened outdoor terrace, treatment rooms, gym, studio, sauna, steam room and hydrotherapy vitality pool. The ANA Spa will also be offering memberships to local residents and looks forward to welcoming spa break and spa day guests.