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Premier Inn to open five new hotels in Scotland in 2020

Premier Inn owner Whitbread has announced it will be “strengthening” its presence in Scotland by opening five new hotels in the country during 2020.

New openings will include a “super-sized” 249-bed hotel in Glasgow’s St Enoch Square and a 136-bed hotel on Edinburgh’s world-famous Princes Street.

The hotel brand will also open a 60-bed hotel in Aviemore, and an 85-bed hotel in Thurso, which will be Premier Inn’s “most northerly” site in the UK to date.

Whitbread said it is “on course” to open 735 new beds this year, which will come from the five new hotels as well as extensions. The openings represent an investment of over £70m, and will create 200 new jobs.

Premier Inn managing director Simon Ewins said: “We’re gearing up for an exciting year in Scotland with a variety of new hotels ranging from a 249-bed mega-hotel in one of Glasgow’s most iconic central locations to our most northerly site in the UK in Thurso. 

“From its world-class cities to jaw-dropping Highlands, Scotland’s tourist offer is hard-to-beat and we’re pleased to help make it even easier for both leisure and business travellers to enjoy the country affordably.”

Premier Inn is opening a total of 37 hotels across the UK during the course of 2020, comprising around 4,000 rooms.

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