Premier Inn has celebrated the opening of its milestone 800th hotel, with the opening of Premier Inn Skegness.
The newest offering located on Skegness’ North Parade, is within walking distance from the iconic town’s pier, beach and train station. The hotel features Hypnos beds, en-suite bathrooms in every room and its own restaurant – the Cookhouse and Pub.
To mark the opening of the hotel a one-metre high sand creation replica was unveiled. Weighing over one tonne the sculpture was on display as the hotel was officially opened by Matt Warman, MP for Boston and Skegness.
Warman said: “It is great to have Whitbread open the Premier Inn hotel on Skegness’s North Parade, creating 70 year-round jobs for people in and around the town. It has been obvious from the word go that this British business takes its commitment to local communities seriously, with Whitbread working closely with Skegness Job Centre Plus to provide employment opportunities for jobseekers in the area, as well as creating apprenticeships for young people looking to develop their potential.
“We have a fantastic tourist industry in Skegness with many visitors keen to visit our fantastic coast. Both the Premier Inn and the Cookhouse Pub restaurant are already great additions to our busy Grand Parade”.
Commenting on the opening, Simon Ewins, managing director at Premier Inn, added: “Skegness is an iconic seaside destination, and as a British brand, we are truly delighted to mark the opening of our landmark 800th hotel here and play our part in the town’s ongoing success story. With more locations UK-wide than any other hotel company in the UK, our guests are never far from a great night’s sleep”.