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31 May 2024 Property

Premier Inn uplifts its bedroom target to 5,000 rooms in Ireland

There is plenty of room at the Inn in Ireland as Premier Inn uplifts its bedroom target to 5,000 rooms UK’s largest hotel business seeks an additional 30% more rooms in Ireland as it responds to high demand and an undersupply of branded hotel rooms Whitbread PLC, the UK’s

30 May 2024 Estate, Property

Premier Inn submits plans for hotel in heart of Dorchester

Proposals for additional hotel in the town centre received positive response from the public during autumn consultation Premier Inn’s parent company, Whitbread PLC, has submitted plans for a new hotel on the site of the former Marks & Spencer store on South Street, Dorchester. This would be a second

22 Apr 2024 Estate, Property

New 120-bedroom Premier Inn Torquay Harbour hotel opens its doors

The hotel was delivered by Torbay Council and is the second Premier Inn to open in Torquay.

25 Mar 2024 Property, Sustainability

Innovative subterranean hub by Premier Inn hotel to open at The Brunswick Centre, Bloomsbury

207-bedroom hotel will be created within an underutilised, double-storey, subterranean car park beneath the Grade II listed residential and shopping centre building.

11 Mar 2024 Estate, Property

Whitbread’s property team takes the stairway to eleven in FY23/24

The UK’s largest hotel business adds eleven new Premier Inn and hub by Premier Inn hotels to its UK and Ireland network during its 2023/24 financial year.

7 Mar 2024 Estate, Property

Whitbread and Olympian Homes get the go ahead to redevelop landmark Bristol City Centre hotel

Whitbread PLC, the UK’s largest hotel business and owner of Premier Inn, and its development partner Olympian Homes have secured planning consent from Bristol City Council to redevelop the site of the Bristol City Centre (Haymarket) Premier Inn. The consented plans will see the 20-storey 1970’s building redeveloped to

1 Mar 2024 Brand

Everyone deserves a good night’s sleep: Premier Inn delivers up to 2,000 mattresses to Ukraine

Premier Inn has partnered with humanitarian aid charity Hope and Aid Direct to donate and convoy up to 2,000 mattresses to support people impacted by the war in Ukraine. The partnership, which supports Premier Inn’s longstanding Force for Good sustainability strategy, follows 50,000 duvet and pillow sets already donated

26 Feb 2024 Estate, Property

Whitbread secures second location for Premier Inn in Cork

Whitbread PLC, the UK’s largest hotel business and owner of Premier Inn, has secured a second location for Premier Inn in Cork City in the west of Ireland.   The company has purchased the site of the Leisureplex entertainment complex in the Victorian Quarter of the city which it

19 Feb 2024 Estate, Property

Whitbread purchases Manchester City Centre development site

Acquisition secures the delivery of a consented 229-bedroom hotel in Manchester’s Northern Quarter

7 Feb 2024 Property

Whitbread grows its property development team

Owen Ellender rejoins the business in a newly created Senior Development Manager role

30 Jan 2024 Estate, Property

Whitbread launches public consultation on emerging proposals to redevelop Premier Inn Norwich Nelson City Centre site

The emerging proposals aim to regenerate the site by creating a new and improved Premier Inn hotel, introducing new uses and and designing-in accessible landscaped spaces.

29 Jan 2024 Brand, Estate, Property

Cork City Centre Premier Inn opens its doors

First Premier Inn outside of Dublin springboards Premier Inn to further growth across Ireland

20 Dec 2023 Brand

Whitbread works with Stockton-on-Tees local College to help train students in the world of hospitality

The UK’s biggest hospitality company and Premier Inn owner, Whitbread, has connected with 16 young people who are wanting to join the hospitality industry and build a career. Sixteen Middlesbrough College students spent two days working in a local Premier Inn, covering all departments including reception, the restaurant, kitchen,

18 Dec 2023 Brand

Former Derwen College student celebrates five years working with Premier Inn.

A proud Premier Inn employee is celebrating five years working in housekeeping after training in Hospitality at specialist Shropshire college, Derwen College. James Lewis, who has Down’s Syndrome, works in housekeeping for two days a week at Premier Inn Wrexham North. He loves his job, and is a vital

15 Dec 2023 Estate, Property

Whitbread takes Premier Inn to Outer Dublin

Sandyford Business Park is the first Outer Dublin acquisition for Whitbread as it works to secure up to 3,500 Premier Inn rooms in Ireland

12 Dec 2023 Brand, Estate, Property

Whitbread brings hub by Premier Inn to Marylebone

294-bedroom hub by Premier Inn hotel is the second of three new large Premier Inns in the Paddington / Marylebone catchment

4 Dec 2023 Brand, Estate, Property

Green light for Leeds Kirkgate Market hotel scheme

Planning consent paves the way for the fourth Premier Inn hotel in Leeds City Centre.

1 Dec 2023 Estate, Property

Premier Inn achieves practical completion in Cork

Expectation builds for the first Premier Inn to open outside of Dublin

30 Nov 2023 Community, Estate, Property

Whitbread property ups its heartbeat as it takes more than a million steps for Great Ormond Street Children’s Charity

25 km fundraising walk raises more than £35,000 for GOSH Charity

22 Nov 2023 Estate, Property

Premier Inn named as proposed operator for Leeds Kirkgate Market hotel scheme

A planning application will be considered by Leeds City Council’s city plans panel on Thursday 30th November

21 Nov 2023 Estate

Whitbread sells former Premier Inn and Ock Mill Beefeater for school development

The sale will allow The Unicorn School in Abingdon which has specialised for over 30 years helping children with neurodiversity challenges, including dyslexia, dyspraxia, autism and speech and language issues, to double its pupil numbers.

17 Nov 2023 Estate, Property

Whitbread gets the go ahead for Bognor Regis seafront hotel

Consented 116-bedroom Premier Inn is predicted to generate £2.8m/year in visitor expenditure within Bognor Regis and the surrounding areas.

16 Nov 2023 Estate, Sustainability

Premier Inn Swindon Town Centre – winner of edie Built Environment Project of the Year Award

Whitbread’s new 195-bedroom Premier Inn hotel which is fully powered by renewable energy has been named the winner of the Edie Built Environment Project of the Year award.

7 Nov 2023 Brand

Whitbread announces ambition to get 100 supported interns into paid employment from special needs educational establishments every year

Announcement marks Purple Tuesday To mark this year’s Purple Tuesday (Tuesday, November 7th) – the movement striving to improve customer experience for disabled people and their families year-round – Whitbread today reveals a long-term ambition to get 100 supported interns into paid employment from special needs educational establishments every

31 Oct 2023 Estate

Whitbread strengthens its property team with four new appointments

Enlarged team will support the construction and acquisition of new Premier Inn and hub by Premier Inn hotels across the UK & Ireland

18 Oct 2023 Brand

Premier Inn bags best vegan breakfast

They say it’s the most important meal of the day and Premier Inn is over the moon – and stars – to be awarded best vegan breakfast by UK-based animal charity PETA. Britain is a nation of breakfast-lovers – in fact, almost half (48%)* of Brits think that breakfast

16 Oct 2023 Brand, Community, Estate, Sustainability

First all-electric Premier Inn hotel powered entirely by renewables opens in Swindon

The opening marks the first of a new generation of new-build Premier Inn hotels that will operate with 100% renewable energy.

12 Oct 2023 Estate

Revised plans for St Ives Premier Inn are submitted to Cornwall Council

Fresh plans for a Premier Inn hotel in St Ives have been submitted in response to community feedback.

3 Oct 2023 Estate

Premier Inn doubles up in Dublin Eight

Acquisition of 100-bedroom Usher’s Quay development site grows Premier Inn’s secured bedroom pipeline in Ireland to 1,500 rooms

25 Sep 2023 Estate

Whitbread acquires major office building in the City of London for conversion to a new hotel

Hotel-led conversion planned for 1970s New London House office building at 6 London Street, EC3

31 Aug 2023 Estate

New economic analysis shows Premier Inn guests contribute more than £3m each year to communities that host them

Guests in Premier Inn hotels spend an average of £3.3 million/year on local businesses such as restaurants and local attractions.

2 Aug 2023 Estate

Whitbread turns on the bright lights at Camden High Street

The first ‘compact’ hub by Premier Inn hotel in Camden in Central London opens its doors

10 Jun 2024 Brand

Premier Inn and Leo Burnett launch new campaign ‘Do Your Thing’, the third installment of Rest Easy

7th June 2024, London, UK: Premier Inn and Leo Burnett UK have partnered on the latest installment of its ‘Rest Easy’ platform, ‘Do Your Thing’. The campaign, planned and bought by UM, spans TV, cinema, digital audio, social and radio, and aims to showcase Premier Inn as a welcoming

26 Apr 2024 Brand

Premier Inn and Children’s Health Foundation announce a three-year partnership to support sick children with chronic pain

Premier Inn and Children’s Health Foundation are delighted to announce they have partnered for the next three years to support sick children attending Children’s Health Ireland hospitals and urgent care centres. Through staff and customer fundraising, Premier Inn will aim to raise €30,000 by 2027 in order to fund

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