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Premier Inn set to open four new Scottish hotels

Whitbread announced the group is preparing to open the most northerly Premier Inn in the UK at Thurso in the Highlands this summer

Whitbread, owner of the Premier Inn brand, has announced that it is preparing to open four new hotels in Scotland this summer.

The new hotels will include a “super-sized” Premier Inn in Glasgow’s city centre, a brand new hotel in Edinburgh’s Princes street and the most northerly Premier Inn in the country, which will be based at Thurso in the Highlands.

All together, the hotels will add 550 new bedrooms to the chain’s growing portfolio and are expected to create 150 new jobs.

Alex Flach, development director at Premier Inn, said: “We expect that this summer will be a busy year for staycations so it’s fantastic to have four new Premier Inn hotels opening in such popular locations in Scotland – from prime city centre sites to adventure tourism hotspots.

“Despite the challenges posed by Covid-19, we are committed to growing our network of Premier Inn hotels in Scotland and see strong long-term demand for our bedrooms in both urban and popular leisure locations.”

He added: “Our goal is to deliver new Premier Inn bedrooms into strategic locations where our brands are not currently represented and where we wish to improve our network and product for our guests.

“We’re actively on the lookout for new opportunities to make it even easier for both leisure and business travelers to enjoy the country affordably.”

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