Premier Inn gets set to open in Keswick
Premier Inn, the UK’s leading hotel business, will open the doors to its first hotel in the Lake District National Park on Monday 13th February.
The opening of the 71-bedroom hotel at High Hill in Keswick grows Premier Inn’s network in and around the Lake District National Park to six locations and more than 400 affordable hotel bedrooms.
Premier Inn Keswick will offer guests a choice of Premier Inn’s very latest ‘Standard’ bedroom as well as 12 ‘enhanced’ Premier Plus rooms. Rates start from £61 per night for a Standard Room with the best deals always available at www.premierinn.com.
Karl Hetherington, the manager of the new Premier Inn Keswick, said:
“Opening a new hotel is always a big moment. It is even more special when you have a connection to the local area like I do in Keswick. I am very proud of the team we have recruited to run the hotel with me, many of whom are from Keswick and the local area, and I know they will do an excellent job of welcoming our guests and giving them the warm Premier Inn welcome we are known for. I can’t wait to open the doors and start playing a positive role in the local community.”
In total Premier Inn has recruited twenty-four new team members to run the new Keswick hotel, all of whom are being employed on a permanent basis by Whitbread, Premier Inn’s parent company. The company is also currently recruiting for two back-of-house roles.
As part of their structured training programme, Karl and the new site team partnered with the West Cumbria Canals and Rivers Trust to undertake some voluntary conservation work in late January.
Offering more than 70-hours of time in total, the team worked with representatives of the Trust to remove plastic tree guards from young trees planted along How Beck near Thirlmere as well as planting a few new hawthorn and hazel saplings between the established trees.
The team is also fundraising for the Great Ormond Street Hospitals (GOSH) charity, Premier Inn’s national charity partner.
Premier Inn anticipates that around 30,000 of its guests will stay at the 71-bedroom Keswick hotel every year based on its latest occupancy rates. Together, these business and leisure travellers are anticipated to generate £1.8 million per year in additional visitor expenditure in Keswick and the surrounding area as they go out to eat, drink and make the most of the local area.