Whitbread given a lift by Premier Inn business travellers

first_imgTuesday 7 September 2010 11:00 pm Whitbread given a lift by Premier Inn business travellers whatsapp WHITBREAD yesterday reported a 14 per cent sales surge across the group – fuelled by a return of business travellers to its Premier Inns and the growth of Costa Coffee. Premier Inn like-for-like sales were 10.7 per cent higher in the 24 weeks to 19 August, while Costa’s like-for-like sales in the quarter jumped another 8.1 per cent. Its hotel chain saw business travellers using its budget hotels jump by a fifth. Overall occupancy of rooms was up almost ten per cent compared with the same period last year. At their lowest rates the rooms are £29-a-night. The company has opened nine new hotels this year with a total of 795 rooms. Chief executive Alan Parker said: “We are very pleased at how well Premier Inns has been performing. The rise in business travellers shows that people want to make the trips but in this age of austerity they want a cheap room. All of our businesses have been performing well.” Whitbread created another 1,000 jobs over the period and now employs 34,000 workers in total. It also owns the Beefeater chain and its restaurant sales were up 4.3 per cent. The company has 98 Costa Coffee franchises, with total sales up 28 per cent. KCS-content Tags: NULLcenter_img whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldCrowdy FanShe Didn’t Know Why Everyone Was Staring At Her Hilarious T-ShirtCrowdy Fan Share Read This NextNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof Show Comments ▼last_img

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