On 1st July we officially opened our doors to welcome guests into our brand new hotel in Kingston upon Thames, marking an investment of £12 million into the local economy and creating over 45 new jobs for residents of the borough and the surrounding area.
To celebrate the official opening of our 700th hotel, local school children from Southborough High School were invited to meet Kingston-trained GB sprinter and former BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year, Harry Aikines-Aryeetey who cut the ribbon with Simon Jones, Managing Director of Premier Inn UK.
Guests were given a tour of the brand new hotel in Wheatfield Way, minutes from Kingston Museum, Rose Theatre and Kingston Bridge. The hotel has an on-site Thyme restaurant offering a mix of traditional and contemporary dishes as well as the All You Can Eat ‘Premier Inn Breakfast’ from just £8.75 (*Up to two under-16s eat breakfast for free when one adult orders a full Premier Inn Breakfast.).
Harry Aikines-Aryeetey, who knows the importance of a great night’s sleep for training, commented: "I grew up training at Kingsmeadow Athletics centre – not far from this hotel - and Kingston has always been a town close to my heart so it's great to see a new hotel that will allow more people to come and enjoy the area."
Simon Jones adds “We have reached a real milestone by opening our 700th hotel and Premier Inn’s can be found in more locations than any other hotel chain in the UK for the ease and convenience of our customers.”
Premier Inn is in the process of creating 5000 new apprenticeships by 2020 to offer young people fantastic training and the opportunity to progress their careers.