Whitbread has secured
planning permission from Torbay Council for a new 120-bedroom Premier Inn hotel and
in-house restaurant in central Torquay, one of Englandís top
The new Premier Inn hotel will be located just off
Montpellier Road in central Torquay, on part of the currently
under-used Terrace Car Park. The location is minutes from The
Strand and Torquay Harbour and the proposed hotel will enjoy views
over Tor Bay.
Whitbread will be taking a long-lease on the
hotel building which is expected to open in 2021.
Paul Smith, Acquisitions Manager for the South
West at Premier Inn, said, ďSecuring unanimous planning consent
for the 120- bedroom Premier Inn on Montpellier Road demonstrates
the quality of the new hotel and the long-term benefits we will
bring. More and more Premier Inn customers are staying with us for
leisure breaks and staycations in Devon and Cornwall and our
desire for a second Premier Inn hotel in Torquay reflects strong
demand for Premier Inn bedrooms in the town year-round. We are
confident the hotel will be very popular with our guests when the
The hotel will be Premier Innís second hotel in
Torquay, adding to the seafront hotel on Shedden Hill Road. In the
wider Torbay area Whitbread also operates two Premier Inn hotels
in Paignton (Paignton Seafront and Paignton South) and an
84-bedroom Premier Inn in Newton Abbot.
The new hotel is expected to create
approximately 30 new year-round jobs.