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Torquay's Premier Inn Development

Torquay's Premier Inn Development

A 3.3million pound hotel extension creating 60 new rooms and 15 extra jobs was officially opened last week at Torquay's Premier Inn.

The hotel already had 83 double en suite bedrooms, and now boasts a total of 143 in total. It's Beefeater Restaurant, terrace and gardens have also benefited from extensive refurbishment.

Premier Inn said the hotel has seen a phenomenal increase in sales both in the restaurant and hotel since it took over the former Belgrave Hotel in July 2008.

The extension was opened by Carolyn Custerson, chief executive of the English Riviera Tourism Company.

She pointed out that the hotel chain is continuing to expand despite the recession. The key to their success was their consistent high standards.

"You know what you are going to get and that you are going to get a good night's sleep. They have invested in some of the best beds in the business."

General Manager Kes Osborne said the new rooms are of higher specification and more environmentally friendly.

Nicky Harding, Manager of Torquay conference bureau, Conference Torquay, is delighted with the new developments:

"Torquay Premier Inn has proved a popular choice with delegates for reasonably priced, quality accommodation. Having a branded hotel so close to the RICC and on a prime seafront location has helped us to secure conferences to the English Riviera."

The English Riviera is firmly on the map of the rapidly expanding Premier Inn chain, with some 30 rooms at Goodrington's Inn on the Quay, and 60 being built at White Rock near South Devon College in Paignton.

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