Premier Inn Launched a World First in Hotel Meeting Room Facilities

Real Time Booking Process Revolutionises Hotel Meeting Room Market

September 09, 2013 // Franchising.com // Premier Inn, the largest meeting room provider in the UK hotels market, today announces the launch of a brand new meeting space offering that will be rolled out across the UK from today.

Premier Meetings will be the first hotel meetings product in the world to provide a real time booking and payment process to enable businesses to efficiently book a meeting room from the 290 available in 80 Premier Inn hotels across the UK.

Premier Meetings will be available from Glasgow to Bournemouth and at all major UK airports. Premier Meeting rooms range from accommodating four people Boardroom style to the largest room at the Premier Inn Bournemouth, which will accommodate 400 people theatre style. Two thirds of all Premier Meeting rooms can accommodate theatre style for ten people or more.

Premier Meetings aims to simplify the booking process dramatically as businesses can set their basic search terms to instantly see all meeting rooms available on their chosen date/s, room dimensions and specifications, menu choices and, most importantly, the price. Day delegate rates start from as little as £15 and include free Wi-Fi, mineral water, and Premier Meetings jotter and pen.

The revolutionary new Premier Meetings system will take on average just 3 minutes to find, book and pay for a meeting room compared to the lengthy submission processes that are common throughout the industry.

John Forrest, Chief Operating Officer at Premier Inn said:

"At Premier Inn we have millions of business customers and we’re always looking at ways to make their life easier. This unique real time booking system sets us apart from any other hotel meeting space provider. It could potentially save a business hours of time and resource as they can now find and book the meeting room they need at the click of a mouse”

To make a Premier Meetings booking customers can go directly to; www.premiermeetings.co.uk or call the Premier Meetings Contact centre on 0845 644 9392 or email info@premiermeetings.co.uk

About Premier Inn

Award-winning Premier Inn is the UK’s best value hotel brand with over 650 hotels and more than 52,000 rooms across the UK and Ireland. Premier Inn bedrooms feature en-suite bathrooms, TV with Freeview, and WiFi Internet access. All Premier Inns feature a bar and restaurant, situated inside the hotel or adjacent, offering a wide range of food choices.

About Whitbread PLC

Whitbread PLC is the UK’s largest hospitality group operating market-leading businesses in budget hotels, restaurants and coffee shops. Its well-loved brands are Premier Inn, Costa, Beefeater, Brewers Fayre, Table Table and Taybarns.

Whitbread PLC employs over 40,000 people and serves over 22 million customers every month in over 2,000 outlets* across the UK.

Whitbread has outlined five-year growth milestones (to 2018) to increase the number of Premier Inn UK rooms to around 75,000 and to double the size of Costa to global system sales of £2bn.

In the year ended 28 February 2013, Whitbread PLC reported a 14.2% increase in Group revenue to £2,030 million and underlying profit before tax of £356.5 million up 11.4%. Whitbread PLC is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100. It is also a member of the FTSE4Good Index.

*Excludes Costa Franchise stores and Costa Express

SOURCE Whitbread PLC

Contact:

Richard Prescott
07880 139778

Katie-Jo
Maddy Bye
Sadie Bielby
Sara Lincoln
0207 693 7482
premierinn@frankpr.it

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