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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.

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.

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.

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

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

1 Jun 2023 Brand, Sustainability

Whitbread gains SBTi validation and reinforces commitment to net zero with detailed transition plan

In conjunction with the release of its 2022/23 ESG Report, the owner of Premier Inn provides further details of its step-by-step approach to achieving its net zero goals and announces that its net zero target is now validated by the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) (London, 01/06/23). Whitbread PLC, the

10 May 2023 Sustainability

Whitbread targets 20% reduction in water usage per guest by 2030

The ambitious goal exceeds UK government target for a 20% reduction of household water consumption by 2037

13 Jul 2022 Estate, Sustainability

Whitbread ramps up the amps with first all-electric Premier Inn

Design of 195-bedroom city centre hotel has the potential to influence the specification of newbuild Premier Inns

19 May 2022 Sustainability

Whitbread publishes its latest ESG report

UK’s largest hotel business continues to deliver against the objectives of its Force for Good sustainability programme Whitbread, the UK’s largest hotel business, has published its latest Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report as part of its commitment to delivering its ambitious Force for Good sustainability programme. The 56-page

21 Jan 2022 Brand, Sustainability


UK’s largest hotel business has opened 3,108 new rooms in the UK and Ireland since January 2021.

29 Oct 2021 Sustainability

Whitbread signs up to Race to Zero

Move the latest in a run of sustainability-firsts. The UK’s biggest hospitality company is joining the largest ever global alliance committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050 at the latest, backed with science-based targets.

25 Jun 2021 Sustainability

First patients welcomed to brand new, specialist centre for children with sight and hearing loss

Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) welcomes its first patients to the new Sight and Sound Centre supported by Premier Inn, the UK’s first dedicated medical facility for children with sight and hearing loss.

28 Apr 2021 Brand, Sustainability

Whitbread and Lifetime Training Win The 2021 Learning Excellence Awards

Whitbread and Lifetime Training have been named winners of the Learning Excellence Award for 2021. Lifetime and Whitbread entered the awards with their response to continuing to deliver exceptional apprenticeship training amidst the pandemic.

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