To celebrate the impending opening of the brand new Premier Inn hotel in London Stratford, today 50 gymnasts broke a World Record for the most people on one bed.
The flexible folk spent several hours limbering up in preparation to contort themselves to eventually create a 7ft high formation on top of a King Size Premier Inn bed (in most rooms).
The World Record attempt took place in the most talked-about location for next Summer overlooking the spectacular backdrop of the Olympic Stadium. The record marked both the opening of the new site for the UK’s biggest budget hotel chain, but also the first of many for Stratford, with plenty more sporting world records sure to be broken next year.
Patrick Dempsey, spokesperson for Premier Inn says, ‘"We are delighted to be opening our latest Premier Inn in such a fantastic location which has great views of the Olympic Park and is in the heart of Westfield shopping centre."
Jon Walters General Manager for Premier Inn London Stratford says, “I’m really looking forward to opening the doors to the new hotel and welcoming guests and what better way to mark the opening than breaking a World Record!”
Premier Inn London Stratford opens its doors to the public on the 13th September 2011, marking a £25m investment into the area. It is the closest hotel to the Stratford International station, making it only minutes from Central London and just over two hours to Paris on the Eurostar so it is set to be one of the best connected hotels in the country. The hotel is also just minutes away from Europe’s largest indoor shopping centre, Westfield - ideal for those planning a shopping break.