Premier Inn Business News

Welcome to Premier Inn Business News, where we’ll be sharing insights into business travel, top tips and articles. Find out how to get more from your business trip, with advice on saving money on hotel booking plus travel hacks and city guides to ensure your business is set up for success.

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New: Unlock savings with tools and best practice

Whitepaper from our Head of Sales and Reservations, Edward Fotheringham, on how changing booking behaviour can drive savings for your business.

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Owning our sites

At Whitbread, owning the majority of our hotels and restaurants has given us a significant competitive advantage.

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Don’t lose sleep over lack of control

When it comes to running a successful travel programme, transparency is key. Which is why at Premier Inn, we pride ourselves on keeping our prices, policies, and information crystal clear for customers.

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Location, location, location

We know that location is key when it comes to business travel, and while recent technology trends have enabled companies to conduct meetings digitally, they haven’t entirely replaced the need for face-to-face interactions.

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How good is your account manager?

Premier Inn is the first hospitality brand to join the Association of Professional Sales (APS) – and we’re proud of it. Our partnership is based on a common vision and shared values – professionalism in our industries, a passion for personal development, and a desire to innovate.

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Getting 'back' to business

Nearly half of British employees who take long trips for business complain of tensionin their back and poor posture. Premier Inn partnered with leading physiotherapist, Sammy Margo, to create a workoutfor hotel guests who want to unwind after their journey.

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Working Planet – navigate your way around the world of office personalities

New research by Premier Inn, and business psychologist, Dr Lynda Shaw, reveals the personalities you’re most likely to encounter in the office – and ways to work well together. 

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Business Booker

Business Booker is our great new online tool that makes booking hotel rooms quicker and easier. You’ll enjoy exclusive access to our Business Flex rates. To find out more, watch our video.

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Face-to-face meetings are driving business growth

Premier Inn commissioned leading economics consultancy, Cebr, to look into the role that face-to-face meetings play in the UK businesses today. Against a backdrop of increasing reliance on screen-based communication, this video makes an interesting watch for businesses of all sizes and in all sectors. 

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Corporate responsibility – our approach

At Whitbread, we've always been about people, so it makes sense that our sustainability programme is about people too. It’s called Force for Good, and it’s about helping everyone, from our customers, team members to suppliers, to live and work well. 

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Introducing James Pitcher

James Pitcher, Director of Sustainability, Whitbread Group leads our sustainability programme, Force for Good, which is a fundamental part of how we run our business. Read more about his role here.

 

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Hallo Deutschland

Our first hotel in Germany opened in Frankfurt and has consistently been ranked number one in the city by guests on Trip Advisor since opening back in 2016.  Our second hotel in Hamburg city centre is now open and is just a stone’s throw from the city’s main train station and major attractions. 

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Expansion plans in Germany

Willkommen! Our Frankfurt and Hamburg hotels are now open, with Munich City Centre and Munich City Schwabing opening soon. 

By 2020, Premier Inn will have at least 20 hotels open in 15 key cities across Germany. To find out more about our plans, click the link below.

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Introducing Inge Van Ooteghem

Inge Van Ooteghem is the Chief Operating Officer for Premier Inn Germany. In this article, Inge outlines our vision for Premier Inn across Germany.

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Travel hacks

Our travel hacks will help you pack smarter and get the most out of your business trips.

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Stay powered

Stay powered

Need to charge your phone on the train but aren’t close to a plug socket? Always carry an external charger for those emergency moments. There are pocket-sized ones that are ideal for people on the go.

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Look the business

Look the business

When you’re packing for a trip, try rolling your shirts instead of folding them to avoid unsightly creases. But, if you do end up with a few unexpected ones, hang the shirts in the shower and the steam will get rid of them instantly.

 

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Pack smart – work smarter

Pack smart – work smarter

For a crisp looking shirt, try coiling your belt around your shirt collar to keep it looking straight and stiff when you wear it. It will save you space too so you’ll have a spot for that extra pair of socks or phone charger.

 

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Take more for less

Take more for less

Try finding a cabin-sized travel bag that already comes with a laptop compartment so that you don’t have to carry two separate bags. You’ll also have an extra hand to carry your takeaway coffee, fuss-free.

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Sleep tips for business travellers

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Enjoy a book

Enjoy a book

39% of people who read a book before bed report sleeping very well on a regular basis. 

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Keep it consistent

Keep it consistent

Creating a set bed time routine is likely to make you sleep better. So why not try to go to bed at the same time every night. 

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Switch on to switch off

Switch on to switch off

To have a positive effect on your quality of sleep, stop using devices like mobiles, laptops or the TV, at least one hour before bedtime.

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Local guides

Benefit from Premier Inn insider knowledge and local recommendations to get the most from your next business trip.

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Guide to Glasgow

Our Glasgow city guide will show you the best of this architecturally rich destination – once the European City of Culture. After a work trip, spend your spare time experiencing everything there is to do and even use our guide to plan public transport and travelling from the airport.

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Guide to Glasgow

Guide to Manchester

One of the most exciting UK cities, Manchester is the capital of the North West with a huge choice of places to meet after a busy working day. Whether it’s shopping, sight- seeing or sport, our city guide includes everything you might need for food, drinks and transport links.

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Guide to Manchester

Guide to Birmingham

Birmingham was named the UK’s top destination for business tourism outside of London, in the annual British Meetings & Events Industry Survey. With an array of places to eat, shop and view iconic buildings, our guide will have the spare time in your next business trip sorted.

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Guide to Birmingham

Our expert business team are on hand to discuss all your business requirements.

The Premier Inn business sales team are proud to be a member of the Association of Professional Sales. Our partnership is based on a common vision and shared values – professionalism in our industries, a passion for personal development and a wish to innovate. 

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