12 JULY 2010
BTN also goes out by email every Sunday night at midnight (UK time). To view this edition click here.
The Business Travel News
PO Box 758
Edgware HA8 4QF
+44 (0)20 8952 8383
© 2019 Business Travel News Ltd.
GATWICK AIRPORT has a new Premier Inn situated in Fleming Way in the Crawley Business Quarter. The new build property offers 204 rooms and is the sixth Whitbread/Premier Inn in the Gatwick conurbation. Speaking at a briefing last week Chris Rogers, Group Finance Director, said that occupancy was 13% up in occupancy for the last quarter and that the transformation of Whitbread from a multi-brand hospitality operation to one focused on just two core businesses was proving most successful (its other being the Costa coffee shop chain). Gone are most of the franchise operations including Marriott Hotels, Pizza Hut and T.G.I. Friday. Premier Inn says it is concentrating on sites where there is an adjoining food outlet, usually a Beefeater. Whitbread is also applying a focus on the business traveller. The company owns the freehold of 80% of its properties, a completely different approach to some of its competitors. easyJet’s Andrew Harrison joins Whitbread shortly as Chief Executive. www.whitbread.co.uk
All comments are filtered to exclude any excesses but the Editor does not have to agree with what is being said. 100 words maximum
No one has commented yet, why don't you start the ball rolling?