by JENNY MONROE
|Premier Inn General Manager, Jill Moore and Deputy General Manager David Peoples pictured with members of the housekeeping team as they prepare for the official opening on September 24.|
THE first hotel to be opened since Lisburn became a city is gearing up for its official opening.
Last week history was created as the Premier Inn hotel opened its doors to the general public - but it will be next Thursday (September 24) before the official launch. Situated on the Hillsborough Road, the new establishment with an adjoining Table Table family restaurant, has created 50 full and parttime positions.
Jill Moore, General Manager of the new Premier Inn hotel and Table Table restaurant, said: "We're delighted with the calibre of staff we've recruited through the open days we held in June and we re all looking forward to greeting guests and diners in the coming weeks."
Whitbread is a family of companies, all of which are in the business of providing hospitality in one shape or form. It operates the number one brands in the UK in hotels and restaurants and employs 45,000 people, welcoming more than eight million customers a month. Premier Inn is the UK's biggest hotel chain with over 550 locations including its first hotel in Northern Ireland, in Carrickfergus.