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PREMIER INN OPENS NEW £3.9m HOTEL IN LEWES CREATING 25 JOBS

13 September 2016

The UK's leading hotel chain, Premier Inn, has opened a brand new £3.9m hotel in Lewes, East Sussex, with the creation of 25 new jobs. Six of the new roles have been filled by 16-24 year olds and the long-term unemployed, with one team member being enrolled on the Apprenticeship Scheme.

The 61-bedroom Premier Inn is situated in the centre of the historic market town, a stone's throw from the main shops and restaurants, the renowned Harveys Brewery and Anne of Cleeves’ house. Guests are also just a short cycle or walk from the beautiful countryside of the South Downs National Park.

Paige Johnstone, Operations Manager for Premier Inn comments: "We're delighted to start welcoming guests from near and far to Lewes and have been having a great time getting to know the local community. Our team supported Lewes Football Club with maintenance work to help them get ready for the start of what we hope will be a really successful season."

All bedrooms will showcase the company's latest high-spec, modern design with a 40" flat screen TV, a luxury king-size Hypnos® bed, a choice of pillows, free WiFi and self-service check-in facilities. With Thyme, the British Bar + Grill, on site, guests can enjoy a delicious, unlimited breakfast from £8.99 for a choice of cooked and continental options or £6.99 for continental breakfast only. Kids can eat either breakfast option for free.*

With over 740 hotels nationwide, Premier Inn is the UK's largest hotel chain, at more locations than any other hotel chain in the UK with rooms starting at £35 for a family room for four. The opening of Premier Inn Lewes is part of Premier Inn's national expansion plans which include a milestone growth target of around 85,000 bedrooms UK-wide by 2020.

NOTES TO EDITORS:

For further information, please contact 0207 693 6999 or email premierinn@frankpr.it

If you would like to arrange a personal show-round of the new Premier Inn, please email premierinn@frankpr.it or bernadette.ahmed@whitbread.com

About Premier Inn

Premier Inn was named the UK’s top-rated travel brand 2016 and the top-rated hotel chain for 2015 according to Which? With over 740 budget hotels and more than 60,000 rooms across the UK and Ireland, Premier Inn guests are never far from a great night’s sleep at fantastic value rates. Premier Inn hotels are in more locations than any other UK hotel brand for the ease and convenience of families, couples and business travellers alike.

All Premier Inn bedrooms feature en-suite bathrooms, a luxurious Hypnos® bed, a choice of pillows, TV with Freeview and free Wi-Fi. A bar and restaurant is situated either on-site or next door to each hotel, offering a wide range of food and drink including a delicious all-you-can-eat breakfast.

Guests who book direct through the Premier Inn website are able to enjoy Premier Inn Saver rates. The lowest price is available at premierinn.com – terms and conditions apply.

In the past year, almost 90% of Premier Inn hotels achieved a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.  Premier Inn has also been awarded the Best UK Family Hotel in the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards, Best UK Hotel Group in the Silver Travel Awards and the Business In The Community Environmental Leadership Award.

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity is the National Charity partner of Premier Inn and to date team members, guests and suppliers have raised over £7million, which is going towards the opening of the Premier Inn Clinical Building, due to be completed in Autumn 2017. 

Outside of the UK, Premier Inn’s expansion plans are focused on two key markets, Germany and the Middle East.   Premier Inn opened its first hotel in Frankfurt earlier this year and currently operates six hotels across the United Arab Emirates of Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.

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