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Premier Inn Celebrates 50, 000 Hotel Rooms Milestone
- Premier Inn reaches 50, 000 rooms landmark with the opening of the 640th hotel at Gatwick Airport
New Delhi, India – 10th December, 2012 – Premier Inn, UK’s largest budget hotel chain, and a part of
Whitbread Plc, today announced that it has reached the 50,000 rooms’ landmark with the opening of the 640th
property at Gatwick Airport.
This milestone represents the company’s healthy growth and expansion. Encouraged by the robust development
of the chain, the company also has aggressive expansion plans for international markets like South Asia, South East
Asia and the Arabian Gulf regions.
In India, Premier Inn currently has two operational properties – New Delhi and Bangalore with 3 more openings in
Pune, Chennai and Goa scheduled for next year. Besides a 6 th property is currently planned to open in Chennai
OMR in 2014.
Commenting on this momentous occasion, Aly Shariff, Managing Director, Premier Inn, South Asia said,
“It is a proud moment for Premier Inn to have reached this important landmark, which signifies the company’s
leading position in the mid-market hotel category in the UK”.
With the opening of the 50,000th room at the newly launched Premier Inn, Gatwick Airport, the company has
added another feather to its cap. The said property (630 keys – the largest Premier Inn to date) is just a few miles
away from Gatwick Airport, making it perfect for both leisure and business guests. All the rooms feature an en-
suite bathroom, comfortable double bed with duvet, remote control TV, tea and coffee making facilities and a
spacious desk area.
About Premier Inn India
The relative underdevelopment of budget hotel sector in India coupled with the pace of economic growth has
created an opportunity for Premier Inn India Pvt Ltd. to create a pan-India business, which has ambitious plans for
setting up hotels under the Premier Inn brand. The first Premier Inn opened in Whitefield Bangalore, India in 2009
and within a few months of operations; the hotel won the HVS HICSA Award for “The Best New Budget Hotel
A second Premier Inn (143 rooms) is situated in Shalimar Bagh, New Delhi and was opened in June 2011.
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Hotels in pipeline
Pune, Kharadi – 109 keys (Opening July 2013)
Chennai, Porur – 64 keys (Opening July 2013)
Goa, Anjuna – 131 keys (Opening March 2014)
Chennai, OMR – 108 keys (Opening September 2014)
About Premier Inn (UK)
Premier Inn – UK’s biggest hotel chain
‘Everything’s Premier but the Price’
Premier Inn is the UK’s biggest hotel chain with 640 hotels and 50,000 rooms. In the financial year which ended
Feb 2012, Premier Inn UK sales rose 8.3% on previous year and ended at £755.9. The Revenue per available room
(REVPAR) performance grew by 2.2% on like for like basis.
Premier Inn’s mission is to be trusted for great value and a great night’s sleep wherever our guests want to be; to
transform the hotel market by uniquely combining high quality bedrooms with total commitment to guest
satisfaction at a low price; and to continue to be the UK’s number one hotel network, whilst growing into
attractive international markets.
Premier Inn is a business of scale, convenience and quality. More than 75% of the UK population lives within 5
miles of a Premier Inn with at least one hotel within five minutes of every UK airport. Guests benefit from
everything they want for a good night’s sleep. The hotels are well maintained thanks to a rolling refurbishment
programme that sees every room refurbished at least once every eighteen months.
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Surbhi Seth Meenakshi Arora