Premier Inn bans vuvuzelas to maintain Good Night Guarantee
With the sound of vuvuzelas creating as much hype as the World Cup itself, £29-a-night Premier Inn has taken the move to ban the horns to ensure guests get a good night’s sleep throughout the tournament.
Vuvuzelas, the traditional South African horn commonly blown by fans at football matches, are being criticised by players, commentators and TV networks for creating an unbearable noise. The UK’s biggest budget hotel chain, Premier Inn, is welcoming football fans to their hotels to enjoy England’s next match against Algeria on Friday at 8.30pm, but will be banning all vuvuzelas to limit the disruption caused to other guests.
Spokesperson Steve Conway says, “We appreciate the tradition of the vuvuzela, but our Good Night Guarantee promises all guests will have a comfortable stay. By banning vuvuzela's from our hotels, we hope that all our guests will be able to enjoy their stay in peace.”
The Good Night Guarantee from Premier Inn promises guests a good night’s sleep in quality rooms with comfortable surroundings and friendly service - if not completely satisfied, Premier Inn will refund the guest the cost of their room.
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Award-winning Premier Inn is the UK’s biggest hotel brand with over 580 budget hotels and more than 40,000 rooms across the UK and Ireland. Premier Inn bedrooms feature en-suite bathroom, TV with Freeview, and WiFi internet access. Premier Inn offers customers a money-back ‘Good Night Guarantee’ of a good quality room, comfortable surroundings and friendly service, which is unique amongst Britain’s leading hotel chains.
All Premier Inns feature a bar and restaurant; situated inside the hotel or adjacent, offering a wide range of food choices.
In 2008 Premier Inn launched in Dubai and is now open in Bangalore, India. Premier Inn is set to be the largest provider of budget hotels in London by 2012.
Premier Inn is currently offering rooms for just £29 (restrictions apply). Visit www.premierinn.com for full terms and conditions.
Premier Inn supports WaterAid, the international charity whose mission is to overcome poverty by enabling the world's poorest people to gain access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene education. Premier Inn, as part of Whitbread Hotels and Restaurants, aims to raise £1 million for WaterAid over the next two years. Details can be found at www.wateraid.org/whitbread.