Monday, 4 April 2011


Lenny Stars in Local Opening (At Premier Inn Stratford-upon-Avon)

Lenny Henry was in Stratford-upon-Avon this weekend to mark the official opening of Premier Inn’s newest hotel in the city.

The hotel opening sees an investment of £8.5 million into the city’s economy and over 25 jobs created for the local community.

Lenny joined the new hotel’s General Manager, Matt Warrick, in cutting the ribbon to mark the opening of the hotel and then released 100 purple balloons to celebrate the grand opening.

Located on Payton Street, the new hotel is just a short walk from the High Street and Shakespeare’s birthplace, and features 87 bedrooms priced from only £29 per night.

Matt Warrick, General Manager of Stratford-upon-Avon Premier Inn says, ‘Having Lenny here to celebrate the opening of the hotel was a real honour and we can’t wait to start welcoming guests to enjoy either a meal or a comfortable night’s stay with us.’

Lenny Henry said, “I am delighted to be opening the latest edition to the Premier Inn collection at Stratford-upon-Avon. I have been travelling around the UK on my current comedy tour and staying at Premier Inn along the way. I look forward to adding Stratford-upon-Avon to the list.”

Each bedroom caters for up to two adults and two children (aged 15 and under) and includes an en-suite bathroom; a king size bed; remote control TV with freeview; tea/coffee making facilities, and a spacious desk area with WiFi Internet access. The site will also offer the All You Can Eat ‘Premier Breakfast’ – which from just £7.99 is the perfect way to start your day!

Premier Inn offers all guests the unique ’Good Night Guarantee’ – which means if you are not 100% satisfied with your stay you will get a full refund.

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Notes to Editors:

About Premier Inn … Award-winning Premier Inn is the UK’s biggest hotel brand with over 600 budget hotels and more than 42,000 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.

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 in London (within the M25) by 2012.

Premier Inn is currently offering rooms for just £29 (restrictions apply). Visit 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

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