Monday, 21 February 2011
NEWS FROM PREMIER INN
NEW WORLD RECORD HAS BEEN SET FOR FASTEST BED-MAKING
A hotel housekeeper from Premier Inn has just set a brand new World Record for the fastest bed-making in just 95 seconds.
A group of housekeepers decided to try and set a new world record this morning on the banks of the Thames in London, and Louise Waller from Sheffield was crowned a new World Record holder, making a king-sized bed quicker than anyone else before.
Previous World Record holders in the bed making category have been Sister Sharon Stringer and Nurse Michelle Benkel of the Royal Masonic Hospital, London who broke the team record for bed-making in 1993 at 14 seconds and Wendy Wall from Australia in 1978 who broke the record for making a single bed in 28.2 seconds.
To set the new World Record for making a king-size bed Louise had to tackle two pillows with pillow cases, a mattress cover, a king size bed sheet, a king size duvet and duvet cover and a Premier Inn bed runner, all presented to a high professional standard.
Louise Waller, aged 30, the new World Record holder said, ‘I am so happy to have set a brand new World Record for the fastest bed-maker! As a housekeeper I have to make beds perfectly everyday, so I knew with a bit of practice I’d be a World Record holder!” Louise Waller has worked for Premier Inn Sheffield City Centre (St Mary’s Gate) for 15 months.
Steve Conway Head of Marketing for Premier Inn said, “We pride ourselves on having the most efficient team around so it’s only right that one of our esteemed housekeepers has been recognised as a World Record holder.”
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Notes to editors:
Award-winning Premier Inn is the UK’s biggest budget hotel brand with over 590 budget hotels and more than 42,000 rooms across the UK and Ireland. Premier Inn bedrooms feature en-suite bathrooms, TV with Freeview channels, 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.
In 2008 Premier Inn launched in Dubai and is now open in Bangalore, India. On a domestic front, Premier Inn aims to be the largest provider of budget hotels within the M25 area by 2012.
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