London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) March 04, 2009 -- Premier Inn has announced it has reached 40,000 rooms in its portfolio, with the latest opening in Chester City Centre.
The Whitbread-owned brand, which is Britains biggest hotel provider is the first in the UK to achieve this milestone and represents a major landmark in the hotel sector.
Patrick Dempsey, Managing Director of Whitbread Hotels and Restaurants, said, "We are delighted to reach this landmark as it further demonstrates our industry leading position, and means we are on track to achieve our target of offering 55,000 rooms in the next five years."
As with all Premier Inn rooms, the new rooms at the Premier Inn Chester City Centre hotel cater for up to two adults and two children (aged 15 and under) and include an en-suite bathroom with shower and bath; a king-size bed with luxurious duvet; remote control TV with Freeview; tea/coffee making facilities, and a spacious desk area with WiFi internet access.
As well as being the first UK hotel provider to reach 40,000 rooms, Premier Inn was also the first Britain-wide hotel group to sign up with national tourist board VisitBritain; this means Premier Inn is now part of a new quality assessment scheme, specially created for budget accommodation.
For further information please contact: Lisa Rebak Frank PR 20-23 Mandela Street London NW1 ODU 0207 693 6999 http://www.premierinn.com