Belfast Telegraph

Premier Inns story of rapid growth is set to continue

By Staff Reporter

Premier Inn's rapid growth story is set to continue after its owner, Whitbread, mapped out plans for as many as 900 hotels by the end of 2020.

The budget brand, which currently has 697 hotels - including seven in Northern Ireland - helped Whitbread to grow underlying profits by 18% to £488.1m in the financial year to February 26.

Whitbread's expansion plans also include a pledge to increase sales at its Costa coffee business from this year's £1.4bn to £2.5bn in 2020.

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