Plans for a 64-room expansion at a north Oxford hotel have been approved.
Holiday Inn on the Peartree Roundabout will be redeveloped with the existing wing of the hotel which contains the fitness suite being demolished to make way for a four-storey extension.
The work will increase the number of rooms from 154 to 218 and a small gym and meeting rooms will also be built.
The expansion will offer employment for 10 more employees, bringing the total to 40.
Objectors complained about the excessive height of the proposed development, insufficient parking and a loss of leisure facilities. These were dismissed by Oxford City Council planning officers.
Architects Dexter Moren Associates has designed the extension to the site to the east of Woodstock Road and the A34.
Director Mark Wood said: “Small is beautiful. Clients are increasingly approaching us to develop and enhance parts of their existing hotel portfolio. This extension will provide high quality facilities within a contemporary extension that sits harmoniously within its setting.”
DMA said soft yellow brick and lighter stonework would be used alongside large windows to make it more attractive.
There is also a three-storey Travelodge hotel at Peartree Interchange Services, to the south of Holiday Inn.