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

"Our primary job is to support and help you so you can meet the objectives of your business travel programme – from driving compliance to increasing savings" Download the whitepaper from our Head of Sales and Reservations, Edward Fotheringham, on how changing booking behaviour can drive savings for your business. Click here to download

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.

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.

Etiquette guide

We spend more time with our colleagues each year than almost anyone else. Our new survey reveals all about who we work with – and how to work better with them.

Corporate responsibility – our approach

Be a Force for Good

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. 

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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We’re now open in Germany

Our first hotel in Germany opened in Frankfurt Messe in February 2016 and has been awarded a 2017 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor.

Expansion plans in Germany

Premier Inn now has more than 30 hotels planned to open across key cities in Germany by the end of 2020 – following the very successful first year of our hotel in Frankfurt Messe. To find out more about our plans, click the link.

Introducing Sarah Hawkins

Sarah Hawkins is Head of Strategy and Commercial, Premier Inn Germany. In this article, Sarah outlines our vision for Premier Inn across Germany.

Unlock savings with tools and best practice

Terms and conditions
Applies to customers with Business Flex rate who stayed between 01/06/17 and 31/05/18, booked on or after 16/03/2017 through Business Booker. Business Flex is a variable discount. Prices vary based on booking lead time, periods of high demand and location. Business Flex rate is not available for bookings made for Premier Inn Leicester Square or Hub by Premier Inn. Business Flex rate is only applicable to accommodation spend. 

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.

Local guides

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

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.

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.

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.

Travel hacks

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

Sleep tips for business travellers

Enjoy a book

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

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. 

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.

Find out more about Premier Inn Business

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. For more information on the APS click here.