Premier Inn

hub by Premier Inn to double number of hotels

Premier Inn plans hub expansion

By Sophie Witts

Premier Inn is planning to double its number of high-tech hub hotels following strong half-year sales at the chain.

Budget hotels such as Premier Inn are a popular choice with travelers.

Budget hotel development on the increase

By Liam Garrahan

For the first time budget hotels account for more than half of the UK’s hotel development pipeline, with growth in the sector showing no signs of slowing down, according to a report by HVS, AlixPartners and AM:PM.

Patrick Dempsey will leave Whitbread on 28 February 2015

Whitbread MD Patrick Dempsey steps down

By Lauren Houghton

Managing director of Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants (WHR) Patrick Dempsey will leave the company on 28 February 2015, ten years after joining.

Premier Inn scraped the top spot in Postcode Anywhere's poll

Booking hotels online: Premier Inn voted easiest site to use

By Lauren Houghton

Results have been released from a survey commissioned by Postcode Anywhere which ranks Premier Inn as having the easiest website to use, and lists the frustrations customers have when trying to book hotels online. 

Whitbread has reported positive growth, and said it is on-track to hit its 2016 and 2018 milestones

​Whitbread FY lfls up 4.2%

By John Harrington

Whitbread has reported a 4.2% rise in like-for-like sales in the year to 27 February, with growth accelerating in the second half.

Hub by Premier Inn hotel rooms are just 11.4sq.m, with an en-suite shower, 40-inch TV and free Wi-Fi

Hub by Premier Inn: Whitbread launches cheaper budget hotel brand

By Luke Nicholls

The battle for control over the budget hotel market has today taken another turn as Whitbread has announced the launch of ‘Hub by Premier Inn’, a new city centre brand offering rooms around 25 per cent cheaper than standard Premier Inn pricing.

An 80-bedroom Premier Inn hotel and 150-cover Brewers Fayre restaurant will be built in Barrow

Premier Inn snaps up seven in the North West

By Luke Nicholls

The UK’s largest hotel chain Premier Inn has added more than 520 bedrooms to its expanding estate across the North West with new locations in Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cumbria, Staffordshire and North Wales.  

Whitbread has said it is increasing its expansion targets for its hotel brand Premier Inn

Whitbread raises its Premier Inn expansion targets

By Luke Nicholls

The UK’s largest hotel and restaurants company Whitbread has outlined ambitious expansion plans and growth milestones for 2018 after delivering double-digit growth in sales, profit and dividend for the financial year to 28 February.

Improve your knowledge of current trends in the hotel sector and find out more about the terms those who work in it use with our handy A-Z guide

The A-Z of Hotels

By Emma Eversham

The hotel sector is awash with acronyms and exclusive terms that can sometimes be confusing. If you don't know your RevPAR from your GDS or you just want a brief overview of the market today, read this handy A-Z guide. 

Whitbread has reported a rise in like-for-like sales driven mainly by its Costa Coffee business but said a 'sharper focus' on its restaurants like Beefeater had helped maintain performance

Whitbread maintains restaurant performance with 'sharper focus'

By Peter Ruddick

Premier Inn, Costa Coffee and Beefeater operator Whitbread has reported a rise in like-for-like sales in the 13 weeks to 31 May driven by its coffee shop and hotel business but said a 'sharper focus' on restaurants was yielding results.

Premier Inn has announced it has secured eight sites in one week including a new 130-bed hotel in Bromley as part of a regeneration scheme

Premier Inn secures eight hotel sites in a week

By Peter Ruddick

Premier Inn’s expansion programme has continued with the announcement that the Whitbread-owned hotel operator has secured eight new sites across the UK in just one week adding almost 750 rooms to the pipeline.

Whitbread's Premier Inn brand saw revPAR increase by 4.3 per cent in Q2

Whitbread records sales increase of 13% in Q2

By Becky Paskin

Whitbread, the UK’s largest hotel and restaurant group, has seen sales for the second quarter this year increase by 12.9 per cent, making it one of the fastest growing consumer-facing companies in the FTSE100.

Premier Inn REVpar in Q1 2011 was driven by the London market

Whitbread first quarter performance hit by Royal Wedding

By Lorraine Heller

Premier Inn operator Whitbread has reported a continued sales increase in its first financial quarter, but said that business suffered in April as a result of the extended Easter and the Royal Wedding holiday.

Premier Inn hopes to operate 65,000 rooms by 2016.

Whitbread ramps up expansion of Premier Inn

By Becky Paskin

Whitbread has ramped up its expansion plans for budget hotel chain Premier Inn and adjoined restaurants following strong end of year trading results.

The Premier Inn app can be used across a range of smartphones

Premier Inn gets £1m bookings from mobile app in three months

By Lorraine Heller

Hotel chain Premier Inn says that after just three months of launching a smartphone application it is now seeing over 5 per cent of all hotel bookings made on mobile phones, a figure it expects will double in the near future.

Lenny Henry holding 600 Premier Inn Monopoly Hotels, following the opening of the 600th site

Premier Inn opens 600th UK hotel

By Lorraine Heller

Budget hotel chain Premier Inn has opened its 600th hotel in the UK this week, located in Stratford-Upon-Avon.

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