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Premier Inn

Premier Inn is expanding across the UK, the Republic of Ireland and Germany and we are on the hunt for the next generation of outstanding hotel locations.

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Today we have over 780 hotels in the UK and Ireland and are targeting 85,000 Premier Inn bedrooms by 2020.  We bring extensive experience to all our development projects and offer highly competitive terms, the benefits of a FTSE-100 backed covenant and a variety of formats that make development opportunities work.

Flexibility underlies our success. To support our expansion, we are looking for freehold sites, leasehold opportunities and going concern sales across the UK, Ireland and Germany. We also have an excellent track record of successful joint-ventures and opportunity-led developments across the country. 

More information on what we offer at Premier Inn, our formats and our current site requirements are below.  If you have an opportunity that you think would work for us, please contact a member of the property acquisition team.

Formats and specifications

There is no fixed format for Premier Inn, we can be very flexible for the right site.  Broadly speaking we create stand-alone hotel sites, joint sites consisting of a Premier Inn hotel with adjoining branded restaurant and small-format sites.  More information on all three is in the presentation below.


Target locations - UK

We secured 31 new hotel locations in the UK in the 2017/18 financial year (equivalent to 4,300 new UK Premier Inn bedrooms).  We are targeting a similar number of hotel sites this year.  A list of our requirements for the UK and Ireland is below.


Premier Inn in Ireland

We are looking for property partners and freehold development sites in Dublin and other major cities as we seek to grow Premier Inn across Ireland.  Contact Kevin Murray, Head of Acquisitions (North and Ireland) at Whitbread (kevin.murray@whitbread.com), and Daniel O’Connor, Senior Vice President, JLL (daniel.oconnor@eu.jll.com) for more information on our latest requirements.

See what we bring to Ireland and our latest requirements here

See our latest acquisitions in Ireland here



Premier Inn is expanding rapidly in Germany where we are targeting at least 31 Premier Inn hotels, comprising 5,720 Premier Inn rooms, by 2021. Information on our growth plans, property requirements and acquisition team in Germany is available here.

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