Articles tagged “premier inn”

Amadeus Loses Premier Inn Tech Deal But Sees Growth Elsewhere

Amadeus Loses Premier Inn Tech Deal But Sees Growth Elsewhere

Sean O'Neill, Skift

A few months ago, activist investor Elliott Management took Amadeus rival Travelport private. Elliott also happens to be the largest shareholder of Whitbread, the parent company of Premier Inn. That hotel chain has now dropped its contract with Amadeus for software services. Coincidence?

4 weeks ago

Brexit Uncertainty Weighs on Premier Inn Owner Whitbread

Brexit Uncertainty Weighs on Premier Inn Owner Whitbread

Patrick Whyte, Skift

While most economic forecasts think that leaving the European Union will be bad for the United Kingdom, uncertainty over how, when, or even if, Brexit occurs is doing plenty of damage at the moment.

1 month ago

Why Brexit Makes Premier Inn Owner Whitbread an Attractive Takeover Target

Why Brexit Makes Premier Inn Owner Whitbread an Attractive Takeover Target

Andrea Felsted, Bloomberg

Unlike a lot of hotel companies, Whitbread has held onto its property portfolio. With Brexit making UK companies cheaper to buy, there'll be a few companies looking at it as a potential acquisition.

4 months ago

Premier Inn Owner Looks to Put Pressure on Independent Hotels

Premier Inn Owner Looks to Put Pressure on Independent Hotels

Patrick Whyte, Skift

In an economic downturn there are winners as well as losers. Whitbread will be hoping Premier Inn comes out on top when Brexit starts to bite.

11 months ago

Premier Inn Owner Whitbread Presses Ahead With Germany Expansion

Premier Inn Owner Whitbread Presses Ahead With Germany Expansion

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Germany is indeed a big market but shouldn't Whitbread be taking a look at other countries as well?

1 year ago

Premier Inn Owner Whitbread Creates New Budget Brand

Premier Inn Owner Whitbread Creates New Budget Brand

Patrick Whyte, Skift

With the Costa Coffee sale steaming ahead, it's time for Whitbread to think seriously about its hotel strategy. Zip will sit at the budget end but what about something above the flagship Premier Inn brand?

1 year ago

Premier Inn Owner Whitbread Under Pressure From Short Sellers

Premier Inn Owner Whitbread Under Pressure From Short Sellers

Lisa Pham, Bloomberg

With the sale of Costa Coffee to Coca-Cola moving ahead, the focus shifts to Whitbread's Premier Inn brand. Investors will want to know exactly what it plans to do with the $4.4 billion the disposal will raise.

1 year ago

India’s Oyo Enters UK Hotel Market With First Expansion Outside Asia

India’s Oyo Enters UK Hotel Market With First Expansion Outside Asia

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Oyo's surprise move represents a big threat to the likes of Whitbread-owned Premier Inn, which has been a dominant force in the UK scene over the past few years. We'll have to wait for more details to see just how serious a player it might become.

1 year ago

Investors Speculate on Future of Whitbread’s Premier Inn Brand

Investors Speculate on Future of Whitbread’s Premier Inn Brand

Lisa Pham, Bloomberg

Is Premier Inn in play? We can't imagine any of the so-called big six hotel companies wanting a piece of such an asset-heavy operation, but others might well be interested.

2 years ago

Whitbread Agrees to Split Coffee Shops From Hotels

Whitbread Agrees to Split Coffee Shops From Hotels

Sam Chambers, Bloomberg

While the Whitbread CEO had previously said the company was open-minded about a breakup, it does look like the pressure applied by activist investors has done the trick. It will be interesting to see whether the split facilitates the international expansion of the Premier Inn brand.

2 years ago

Amadeus Signs Premier Inn for Hotel Services as InterContinental Deal Steams Ahead

Amadeus Signs Premier Inn for Hotel Services as InterContinental Deal Steams Ahead

Sean O'Neill, Skift

In the context of Amadeus Hospitality's progress, the Premier Inn deal gives a semblance of traction to woo other chains.

2 years ago

Premier Inn Chain Appoints Junior Hotel Inspector, Age 10

Jolyon Attwooll , Daily Telegraph

By the time Roberta Sweet of Bath, Premier Inn's junior hotel inspector, is old enough to have her own debit card and book hotel rooms on her own, millennials will be so yesterday. Premier Inn is getting a headstart on the next wave of travelers, and earning some free publicity in the process.

6 years ago