New international Premier Inn hotels announced

Later this year, hotel chain Premier Inn is set to open its first Indonesian hotel. 

The brand has just announced four more hotels in the development pipeline for this part of the world. 

"We have started 2015 with a bang by entering into development agreements for another four hotels throughout Indonesia,” said Premier Inn Asia Pacific senior vice president of development, Erik Van Keulen. 

“We believe Asia Pacific has strong economic growth potential, and we are excited to see these four hotels added to our already strong pipeline.”

The move means that the brand, owned by Whitbread, is planning 14 hotels, with 1,921 guest rooms between them, in Indonesia. 

One of the newly announced developments will be Premier Inn Bandung, situated within the West Java capital. Featuring 112 rooms, this is slated for a H2 2015 opening. 

Premier Inn Sentul will feature 153 rooms and has a late-2016 opening date planned. Another hotel, Premier Inn Bali Legian will have 120 rooms for guests and will open some time in 2017. 

Finally, Premier Inn Jakarta Gajah Mada has the smallest number of planned guest rooms, at 84. Found ten minutes away from Jakata’s National Monument, it should be opening during 2017. 

Premier Inn is aiming to have 50 hotels, with some 10,000 guest rooms combined, in the Middle East, Southeast Asia and India, by the year 2018. 

At the moment it has eight in India and the Middle East.

Within the UK and Ireland alone, Premier Inn boasts more than 650 hotels. 

One of the brand’s biggest rivals is Travelodge, whose stretch takes in the UK, Ireland and Spain: It has 500 hotels, containing 38,000 rooms for guests combined and is the biggest independent hotel brand in the UK.

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