Premier Inn, UK’s biggest hotel chain, announced the launch of its new property at Kharadi, Pune.
This is Premier Inn’s third property in India after New Delhi and Bangalore, according to a company statement. This edition marks the debut of Premier Inn hotels in western India catering to the vibrant city’s mid-market segment.
Speaking on the occasion, Aly Shariff, Managing Director, Premier Inn India said: “The launch of Premier Inn, Pune is a very proud moment for us and is essential to the brand’s growth strategy of catering to the demands of the new age smart traveller. There is immense growth and development potential in a burgeoning market like Pune. We look forward to welcoming guests to the Premier Inn experience”.
“Premier Inn, Pune presents a refreshingly new face of hospitality to the evolving metropolis, Pune. Located in the heart of the IT corridor, the propertyhas been designed to our global Premier Inn standards, offering consistent, world class service to both leisure and business travelers seeking hassle-free and contemporary experiences. As with our other properties, our product and services have been appropriately adapted to the Indian and local market tastes. Our mission is to be trusted for a good night’s sleep and great value food and drink to transform the hotel market by uniquely combining high quality with total commitment to guest satisfaction, at an affordable price” .
Shwetank Singh, Regional Vice President, Premier Inn, South Asia said: “Premier Inn, Pune, Kharadi will cater to its guests with 109 rooms including 4 serviced apartments. The hotel offers an array of services including LINX, our all-day dining restaurant, 87, our lounge bar and Tangles, our vibrant and tantalizing Noodle/Asian eatery. We are also ‘Proud to Serve’Costa Coffee in all our outlets. Additionally, the hotel boasts amenities which include flexible meetings and conferencing facilities, free Wi-Fi access, the famous Hypnos branded beds, tea and coffee making facilities, mini-bar, flat screen TV’s and much more.With highly competitive rates, and international brand standards, the hotel offers outstanding value for money and quality”.
The relative underdevelopment of budget hotel sector in India coupled with the pace of economic growth has created an opportunity for Premier Inn India Pvt Ltd. to create a pan-Indian business, which has ambitious plans for setting up hotels under the Premier Inn brand. We opened our first Premier Inn hotel in Whitefield Bangalore, India in 2009 and within a few months of operations; the hotel won the HVS HICSA Award for ‘The Best New Budget Hotel 2009/10’. A second Premier Inn of 143 keys is situated in Shalimar Bagh, New Delhi and opened in June 2011.
Premier Inn is the UK’s biggest hotel chain with more than 650 hotels and 52,000 rooms across UK, Ireland, UK, Ireland, South Asia, Arabian Gulf and Asia Pacific.In the financial year which ended Feb 2013, Premier Inn UK sales rose 13.1 percent on the previous year and ended at £ 853.8 million. The Revenue per available room (REVPAR) performance grew by 3.1 percent on like for like basis.
Premier Inn’s mission is to be trusted for great value and a good night’s sleep wherever its guests want to be; to transform the hotel market by uniquely combining high quality bedrooms with total commitment to guest satisfaction at an affordable price and to continue to be the UK’s number one hotel network, whilst growing into attractive international markets.
Premier Inn stands for business of scale, convenience and quality. More than 75 percent of the UK population lives within five miles of a Premier Inn with at least one hotel within five minutes of every UK airport. Guests benefit from everything they want for a good night’s sleep. The hotels are well maintained thanks to a rolling refurbishment programme that sees every room refurbished at least once every eighteen months.