Premier Inn Torquay Harbour hotel opens its doors: A Premier Stay for the Riviera

torquay harbour view hotel premier inn
torquay harbour view hotel premier inn

In a world where hotel openings can often feel as rare as a heatwave in Britain, Torquay’s latest addition to its hospitality scene has arrived like a refreshing summer breeze. Premier Inn Torquay Harbour, the latest venture from the UK’s hospitality behemoth, has flung open its doors, promising a stay as smooth as clotted cream on a scone.

It’s not just any hotel, mind you. No, this is Torquay’s newest crown jewel, built on what was once an underused car park. Now, instead of empty spaces, there’s a 120-bedroom, purpose-built haven for weary travelers, operated by none other than Whitbread PLC, the powerhouses behind Premier Inn. And let’s be honest, who hasn’t had a cheeky night in one of their crisp, white-sheeted beds?

But getting here wasn’t a walk in the park, or a stroll along Torquay’s palm-lined promenade, for that matter. No, it was a journey beset by more twists and turns than a Sunday drive through Devon’s narrow lanes. Challenges aplenty, including the dreaded Covid pandemic and a contractor going belly-up, delayed the grand opening. But like a true Brit facing a queue, they persevered.

Now, with the doors finally swinging open, Premier Inn Torquay Harbour stands poised to welcome a flood of guests, promising not just a roof over their heads but an experience to remember. With 41 eager team members ready to serve, it’s not just about beds and breakfasts; it’s about creating jobs and injecting life into Torquay’s beating heart.

Cllr Chris Lewis, the Council’s very own harbinger of good news, remarked, “The completion of this project in one of Torquay’s most prominent harbourside locations is great news for visitors who want to come to the English Riviera.”

Premier Inn Torquay Harbour hotel opens its doors: A Premier Stay for the Riviera
Captured in the frame, from left to right, we have Simon Whittingham representing Willmott Dixon, flanked by the esteemed figures of Councillors Chris Lewis and Dave Thomas from Torbay Council, with Oli Richards standing tall, also from Willmott Dixon.

And let’s not forget the economic side of things. This isn’t just about providing a comfy spot for tourists to rest their weary heads; it’s about pumping lifeblood into Torbay’s economy. With an expected £3 million boost in tourism spend, this isn’t just a hotel; it’s an investment in the future of the town.

But it’s not all business; there’s heart and soul in this venture. Kate Hunter-Bond from Whitbread spoke of their commitment to the community, creating jobs and investing in Torquay’s future. It’s not just about making money; it’s about being part of something bigger.

And of course, we can’t forget the unsung heroes behind the scenes. Rob Woolcock, Director at Willmott Dixon, hailed the collaborative effort that brought this hotel to life. With a nod to Torbay Council’s commitment to a thriving Torbay, he echoed the sentiment felt by many: this isn’t just a hotel; it’s a testament to what can be achieved when people come together.

So, here’s to Premier Inn Torquay Harbour, the new kid on the block. May your beds be cozy, your breakfasts hearty, and your guests as happy as Larry.

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