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21/05/2010 | Premier Inn launches Premier Weekends

The latest Premier Inn TV advert featuring British comedian Lenny Henry is set to go on air next week (24th May) as part of the UK’s biggest budget hotel chain’s drive to encourage Brits to make the most of their weekends. 

The creative will hero Premier Inn’s ‘Premier Weekends,’ a £12 million marketing campaign which is designed to encourage Brits to make the most of their weekends by taking a good value break with Premier Inn. The adverts will continue to reinforce Premier Inn’s superior budget hotel offering and will position Premier Inn as the number one hotel of choice for leisure travellers.

The campaign will feature two different versions of the new TV adverts, each showing Lenny Henry enjoying various weekend activities ranging from taking a break in the countryside, to a spot of fishing, trying his hand at golf and attending a wedding.

All communication will highlight Premier Offers, which is Premier Inn’s value room offer where guests can book rooms sleeping up to a family of four for just £29 per room per night. 

Steve Conway, Head of Marketing at Premier Inn says: “Our ‘Premier Weekends’ campaign cements Premier Inn’s position as the leading hotel brand in the UK. This new creative illustrates that we are located in some of the most beautiful parts of the UK as well as city centres, and that we are keen to offer our guests a great weekend break.”

Lenny Henry, the face of Premier Inn says: “Filming the latest adverts has been a lot of fun; working with Paul Weiland and the creative team was inspiring and I think they have created something very special. In these adverts you see me making the most of the weekend in and around a Premier Inn Hotel - going crazy on the dance floor at a wedding; hiking; fly fishing; and playing golf - a lifelong love of mine. What more could a guy ask for?”

The campaign was created by Premier Inn’s advertising agency, Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe / Y&R, who also created the last two advertising campaigns that have featured Lenny Henry, and was directed by Paul Weiland.

‘Premier Weekends’ will be supported by a fully integrated print media, public relations and digital campaign.