One of the district’s newest hotels came a step closer to completion on 20 October 2022 with the celebration of the hub by Premier Inn’s topping out.
The 294-bedroom hotel being developed by parent company Whitbread is the fourteenth hub by Premier Inn hotel in London and the tallest at thirteen storeys.
Occupying the corner of Old Marylebone Road and Marylebone Road the hotel will open its doors in autumn/winter 2023 and will create 40 new jobs, with local recruitment a continuing ambition of Whitbread. A publicly accessible ‘Lounge’ space will occupy the ground floor of the hotel.
“The topping out of the Marylebone hub by Premier Inn is a significant moment for our Central London team. It marks years of hard work by many dedicated people to acquire a former office building that once occupied the site, secure planning consent for a hub by Premier Inn, clear the site and construct the 294-room hotel in a respectful way in a heavily constrained location.
“We still have another year of construction work ahead of us before we are ready to open, but when we do I know that we will have created a wonderful new affordable hotel for our customers to enjoy in a distinctive, vibrant, and connected part of London. I am confident the new Marylebone hub by Premier Inn will be a very popular location for our guests and an excellent addition to our growing network of affordable hotels in Central London.”
Alex Flach, UK Development Director at Whitbread
“Living just around the corner from this new site, it’s been great to see this new hotel progress and today reach the exciting Topping Out point in the build.
“The hotel’s prime location, within easy reach of the West End and all that has to offer, makes it the perfect site to continue to welcome back both tourists and business travellers.
“Westminster supports one in eight jobs in London and our Westminster Employment Service helps residents into good quality jobs. We have also recently announced our new Westminster Works initiative which aims to drive people into employment within the hospitality industry. We will continue to support Premier Inn with its expansion plans which will help support hundreds of Westminster residents into high-quality employment opportunities and to continue to provide fantastic accommodation options for the millions of visitors who come to our city each year”.
Councillor Paul Dimoldenberg, Cabinet Member for City Management and Air Quality at Westminster City Council
Whitbread anticipates more than 100,000 guests a year will stay at the Marylebone hub by Premier Inn once it is established in its location – with a high proportion of the visitors venturing out to eat, drink and enjoy the local area during their stay, supporting local and established businesses.