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New Premier Inn brings £4.1 million investment to Darlington town centre

1 Apr 2016 Estate

Premier Inn is delighted to announce the opening of a brand new hotel in Darlington Town Centre on the 23rd April 2016. This new property will contribute over £4.1 million of fresh investment to the local area whilst generating 26 new year round jobs for the residents of Darlington and the surrounding area.

The brand new 80 bedroom hotel is situated right in the heart of Darlington amidst all the shops and bars in the historic market town. Guests can take their kids to the Dolphin Centre swimming pool just two minutes away, or visit the fascinating Head of Steam Darlington Railway Museum which is just a short drive. The hotel is situated half a mile away from Darlington Train Station, giving visitors excellent access to Durham and beyond and offers a perfect base from which to explore all Darlington has to offer.

Offering a great nights sleep at the end of a busy day or the night before an important meeting, the hotel provides guests with the perfect relaxation.  The hotel has a new premier breakfast menu which kids eat free, and a snack and dinner menu at reasonable prices making it a truly great place to stay.

Marie Dukes, The New Openings Manager for Premier Inn Darlington Town Centre, comments: “We are really excited to be welcoming guests to the town of Darlington with our new hotel and . With our luxurious Hypnos king size beds, we know that guests will  have a good night’s sleep so that they can wake up wonderful for the day ahead. Positioned in a fantastic location, right in the heart of this historic town, the hotel will give guests everything they need to explore all the area has to offer!”

The hotel boasts an on-site Thyme restaurant and new-generation bedrooms, each featuring an impressive 40″ flat screen TV, bright, modern bathroom with a large showerhead and slumber-inducing, king-size Hypnos bed.

With over 700 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 hotel has also employed two apprentices who have come from varying backgrounds showing Premier Inn’s commitment to school leavers, NEETS and the long-term unemployed.


For further information and high res photos from the event please contact the Premier Inn press team on 0207 693 6999 or email

About Premier Inn

 Premier Inn was named the UK’s top rated hotel chain for 2015, according to Which? and with over 700 budget hotels and more than 60,000 rooms across the UK and Ireland, our customers are never far from a great night’s sleep. Our hotels are in more locations than any other UK hotel brand for the ease and convenience of families, couples and business travellers alike. 

All our bedrooms feature en-suite bathrooms, a luxurious Hypnos bed, TV with Freeview and free WiFi. A bar and restaurant is situated inside each hotel or adjacent, offering a wide range of food choices.

Customers who book direct through the Premier Inn website are able to enjoy Premier Inn Saver rates. These rates are exclusively available through – terms and conditions apply.

Premier Inn is also open in Germany, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, India, Indonesia and Thailand.

Last year (2014-2015), over 80% of Premier Inn hotels achieved a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence – which recognises the accommodations, attractions and eateries that make perfect trips possible and this year, Premier Inn has been awarded the Best UK Family Brand Award at the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards.

Premier Inn is Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity’s biggest corporate supporter and we have already raised £5million of our £7.5million fundraising target with work already underway on a brand new Premier Inn Clinical Building at the hospital. The funds raised go towards supporting the care of some of the sickest children across the globe.

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