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Premier Inn Opens New Hotel in Salford, creating 37 jobs

8 September 2016

The UK's leading hotel chain, Premier Inn, will welcome the first guests to its brand new £7.1m hotel in MediaCityUK, Salford Quays on 17th September 2016. The opening has created 37 jobs for new team members, 26 of whom were previously long-term unemployed and 13 who are aged 18-24. 

The 112-bedroom hotel is situated in the North West's media and technological hub. An area of multi-billion pound regeneration, and home to many leading companies, Premier Inn at Salford Quays is the perfect business stop-off. For anyone travelling to Manchester United Football Club, the hotel is within walking distance of the team’s home ground at Old Trafford.* Also close by is the impressive Imperial War Museum North and  The Lowry, a leading shopping and leisure destination offering big retail brands, a superb theatre and lots of places to dine out.  

Kristi Dobson, Operations Manager for Premier Inn Manchester Salford Media City, comments: "Our team is extremely excited and proud to welcome guests to our beautiful new hotel in one of the region’s most vibrant spots. This latest location combines innovative design with the classic features that make us Premier Inn, like really comfy beds and delicious breakfast. We have already been out and about supporting the local community, helping to regenerate a very special Grade II listed building, Stretford Old Public Hall, The aim is to restore its exquisite theatre back to former glory and we were really happy to get involved."

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 restaurant, 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 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 Manchester Salford Media City 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 

*Premier Inn also has hotels on Sir Alex Ferguson Way, Old Trafford and at Manchester Trafford Centre West

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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