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Fri, 28 June 2019

Whitbread Expands Premier Inn Portfolio to Isle of Man

Whitbread has expanded its already impressive portfolio of Premier Inn hotels in the UK to the Isle of Man.

The 85-bedroom Premier Inn hotel and Thyme restaurant is located on Market Street in Douglas.

All 85 bedrooms feature a 40" flat screen TV, a king-size Hypnos bed and free WiFi, while the on-site Thyme restaurant will serve Premier Inn’s popular breakfast as well as light evening meals. The hotel also uses the latest technology to offer guests self-service check-in facilities.

The new six-storey hotel and restaurant was developed by Isle of Man-based property developer Dandara, which handed it over to Whitbread, Premier Inn’s parent company, last month. The hotel welcomed its first guests on Monday, 24 June.

Whitbread has expanded its already impressive portfolio of Premier Inn hotels in the UK to the Isle of Man. The 85-bedroom Premier Inn hotel and Thyme restaurant is located on Market Street in Douglas. Click to enlarge.

 Managing Director of Premier Inn UK Simon Ewins, said, “We’re thrilled to have brought a latest generation Premier Inn hotel to the Isle of Man. The new hotel represents a significant multi-million-pound investment into the island, has created quality new jobs and diversifies the choice of hotel accommodation for leisure and business visitors. We have high hopes for the hotel given its central location and the Island’s strong year-round business and visitor economies.”

Thirty-five new roles have been created at the new Premier Inn, with recruitment focused through the Isle of Man Job Centre and University College Isle of Man.

Minister for Enterprise, Laurence Skelly MHK, said, “As we look to continue to establish and promote the Isle of Man as a quality visitor destination we are committed to significant investment in our visitor economy. Key to our success is the diversification of our offer to satisfy the requirements of a wider range of audiences. It is fantastic to see such a well-known and respected brand support our confidence in the visitor and business economy. We are delighted that Premier Inn is here to welcome both new and returning visitors as they choose to visit the Isle of Man for business or to make the most of our diverse landscapes and wildlife, wide range of outdoor activities, delicious local delicacies and extraordinary heritage. As a UNESCO Biosphere region, the Isle of Man truly is a special place to live, work and visit.”

With more than 800 hotels, Premier Inn is the UK's largest hotel chain. Outside of the UK, Premier Inn's expansion plans are focused on Germany where it has two hotels open in Frankfurt and Hamburg and more than 7,000 Premier Inn bedrooms in its secured development pipeline.

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