Award winning Premier Inn is the UK’s biggest hotel brand, offering quality accommodation at affordable prices. Premier Inn is owned and operated by Whitbread PLC, a FTSE100 company and the UK’s largest operator of hotels and restaurants.
We own and operate more than 800 hotels across the UK and Ireland and are growing rapidly in Germany too. Our strategy is to continue to innovate and expand in locations where we are under-represented and where our customers would like us to be.
A market leading brand
We pride ourselves on comfort and quality as well as the warm welcome from our teams. Our unique vertically integrated operating model also ensures we can offer the consistency and good value we are known for.
Premier Inn rooms are equipped with king-sized beds, ensuite bathrooms, a TV with Freeview and free Wi-Fi in every room. We also include family rooms and specially adapted rooms allowing easier access for customers with disabilities in all our hotels.
Food wise, all Premier Inn hotels also have a bar and restaurant on-site, either in the hotel (as is proposed in Henley) or just next door, offering a wide selection of meals and our much-loved Premier Inn breakfast.
Our flexibility is appreciated by our guests, many of whom choose to eat and drink out in local restaurants, cafes and pubs when they stay with us – supporting the local economy.
A direct and local employer
Whitbread employs more than 35,000 people directly. We recruit for team members at new sites locally, typically through the Job Centre Plus and online, and offer a mix of part-time and full-time roles. We work hard to recruit people currently out of work, education or training t
We expect to create approximately 35 new jobs at our Henley Premier Inn on opening and our teams will start recruiting for new team member three months ahead of the new hotel opening.
All our site team members have access to our leading training, development and apprenticeship programmes. We currently offer apprenticeship programmes from level two to level four.
A Force for Good
Whitbread’s sustainability programme, Force for Good, ensures that being a responsible business is integrated throughout the way Whitbread. The 2019 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) score ranked Whitbread as second in the European Travel & Leisure industry, for the second year in a row.
All Premier Inn owned hotels and restaurants in the UK are also powered by 100% renewable energy and we are the largest hospitality company in Europe to set a science-based carbon reduction target that will see the business reduce its carbon emissions by 50% by 2025. Our hotel in Henley has been designed to achieve a BREEAM very good rating.