Whitbread Hotels and Restaurants, pledges to raise £7.5m for Street Children
07/02/2013

Whitbread Hotels and Restaurants (WHR), UK’s largest hospitality company who owns and manages Premier Inn hotels across the globe has pledged to raise £7.5m(INR 68,78,44,500) towards their nominated charity.

Online PR News – 02-July-2013 – Delhi – New Delhi, 1st July 2013: Whitbread Hotels and Restaurants (WHR), UK’s largest hospitality company who owns and manages Premier Inn hotels across the globe has pledged to raise £7.5m(INR 68,78,44,500) towards their nominated charity, Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity (GOSHCC) for the construction of Premier Inn Clinical Building. Premier Inn owns and operates two hotels in India in Bangalore and New Delhi and has one about to open in Pune soon. Besides these there are a further two hotels under construction in Goa (Opening April 2014) and Chennai (Opening Q4, 2015). The announcement of this novel cause was made by the iconic actress and GOSH supporter Barbara Windsor.
The Premier Inn Clinical Building will be located within the Mittal Children’s Medical Centre at the hospital and will open in 2017. The state-of-the-art new building will provide much needed new in-patient wards, more operating theatres and a recovery unit. It will have a new surgery centre, respiratory centre and specialist centre for children with severe forms of arthritis, skin conditions or infectious diseases. It is part of the second phase of the hospital’s redevelopment programme which will allow the hospital to treat up to 20 per cent more children.
Whitbread Hotels and Restaurants which also operates restaurant brands Beefeater Grill, Brewers Fayre, Table Table and Taybarns, had announced Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital Charity as their nominated charity in May 2012. The company has already raised £1 million towards the £7.5 million target through the fund raising efforts of their dedicated employees and the generosity of their guests.
On this special occasion, Aly Shariff, Managing Director Premier Inn India and Senior Vice President, Operations (Premier Inn South Asia &Asia Pacific) said, “It is indeed a proud moment for all of us to be a part of this novel initiative and we hope to be able to follow suit in India through our own adopted charity in the near future”

About Premier Inn India
The relative underdevelopment of budget hotel sector in India coupled with the pace of economic growth has created an opportunity for Premier Inn India Pvt Ltd. to create a pan-Indian business, which has ambitious plans for setting up hotels under the Premier Inn brand.
The first Premier Inn hotel in India was opened in Whitefield Bangalore in 2009 and within a few months of operations; the hotel won the HVS HICSA Award for “The Best New Budget Hotel 2009/10”.
A second Premier Inn of 143 rooms is situated in Shalimar Bagh, New Delhi and opened in June 2011.

Hotels in pipeline
• Pune, Kharadi – 109 keys (Opening August 2013)
• Goa, Anjuna – 130 keys (Opening April 2014)
• Chennai, OMR – 108 keys (Opening Q4 2014)
For further information on the same, please contact:
Surbhi Seth, Perfect Relations # 91 9958505559