Premier Inn opens second site in Germany today

Whitbread-owned Premier Inn has today opened the doors to its second hotel in Germany, in Hamburg.

The new 182-bed city centre site puts Premier Inn - which will operate around 20 hotels in the country by the end of 2020 - a step closer to becoming one of Germany’s biggest branded hotel chains.

Premier Inn already has a foothold in Germany with a 210-bed hotel in Frankfurt, which has consistently been ranked number one in the city by guests on Trip Advisor ® since opening back in 2016.

It is hoped that the Hamburg hotel, a new-build which is just a stone’s throw from the city’s main train station and major attractions including shops and museums, will prove similarly popular.

Expansion into Germany, a country which has traditionally been dominated by smaller, independent hotel operators, is part of Whitbread’s strategic focus on growing the Premier Inn brand internationally.

By the end of 2020 Premier Inn aims to have around 20 hotels open throughout Germany, which will include hotels trading in all of its’ top 10 target cities across the country, including Berlin, Cologne, Dusseldorf and Stuttgart.

Mark Anderson, Managing Director Property & International said: “We’re really pleased to say hello - or ‘Guten Tag’ - to Hamburg and this new opening is a further step towards achieving our ambitious German expansion plans. Hamburg is an incredibly vibrant destination and we hope Premier Inn will set the city’s new standard for value accommodation”.

Guests visiting Premier Inn Hamburg who are familiar with the brand in the UK will instantly recognise its trademark features’, including power showers, Hypnos ® mattresses, black-out curtains and tea and coffee-making facilities in every room.

However, the proposition has also been developed to specifically cater to the needs of the local market. A continental breakfast including cold cuts, a wide selection of baked goods and cheeses is available alongside Premier Inn’s signature cooked breakfast, adapted to German preferences.

This opening will be followed by the opening of two further hotels in Munich later this year and at least 15 openings during 2020, including the re-branding of the 13 trading hotels acquired from Foremost Hospitality Group GmbH.