Premier Inn has secured four new hotel sites in
Scotland – adding almost 400 bedrooms to its expanding portfolio
in the country.
The four new sites at Glasgow Pacific Quay, Perth,
St Andrews and Stirling have been acquired as part of Premier
Inn’s ongoing expansion across the UK to reach its target of
65,000 bedrooms by 2016 – up from 52,000 today. The new hotels
will create over 150 new jobs when they are open.
The four sites are:
Quay: a six-floor 180-bedroom Premier Inn hotel and restaurant on
the banks of the River Clyde, opposite the Scottish Exhibition and
Conference Centre and new Hydro arena. Construction work is due to
commence shortly, with the hotel opening in time for the
Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014.
83-bedroom Premier Inn hotel and restaurant converted from the old Pullar’s Building on Mill Street.
St Andrews: a 65-bedroom
Premier Inn hotel and restaurant on Largo Road.
60-bedroom Premier Inn hotel and Beefeater Grill restaurant at
John Bates, Head of Acquisitions UK and Ireland
for Whitbread Hotels and Restaurants, said, “We’re investing in projects
right across Scotland and these latest deals add to the hotels we
have recently opened in Glasgow and Ayr. The proposed hotels at
Perth, St Andrews, Stirling and Glasgow Pacific Quay highlight the
flexibility and security we bring to projects, giving residents
and local authorities the confidence they need that we are the
right partner for them.”
Since March 2012, Whitbread has created more than 3,000
new jobs across the country and plans to create 10,000 new jobs
over the next three years as it expands its Premier Inn and Costa
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