Whitbread Plc, the UK’s largest hotel and restaurant company, has scored a hat trick at the European Retail Solutions Awards and received three wins.
The company, whose businesses include Premier Inn, Beefeater, Costa and Brewers Fayre, was awarded the prestigious Innovative Company of the Year prize after being found to use “technology in many areas of its business, as well as making better use of existing technology.”
Its Premier Inn title, which now consists of over 500 hotels, scooped the Project Implementation of the Year award for its international solutions work that has seen the company break into China, Dubai and India through a joint venture with Emirates.
Whitbread was also crowned the winner in the Best International Solution category for its work in International Finance on Oracle on Demand.
Ben Wishart, Change & Information Director for Whitbread, says; “This is a brilliant achievement for our organisation and three award wins at the event have made us extremely proud of our efforts this year.”
The awards, which are primarily focused on recognising retailers and suppliers for excellence and innovation in retail IT, solutions and technology, were held at the Old Billingsgate Market.
Budget holiday company Butlins also scooped a prize for Best Use of Technology in a Hospitality and Leisure Environment. For a full list of winners, click here.