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Guernsey to get a Premier Inn by 2021

It is set to have 100 bedrooms and an in-house restaurant. Credit: Concept Communications

Guernsey will get its first Premier Inn by 2021, it has been announced.

Whitbread, the owner of Premier Inn, and local property developer Comprop have today released the plans for the hotel on Admiral Park.

It is set to have 100 bedrooms and an in-house restaurant.

We are delighted to be able to announce that the Admiral Park project will see Comprop once again injecting significant private sector money into the economy - which will mean jobs for local residents, expansion opportunities for Island businesses, and a significant boost for the tourism industry.

The infrastructure changes are planned to improve the use of Elizabeth Avenue with an extended slip lane into Les Banques and new traffic signals to help reduce some of the congestion at peak times.

– Steve Marie, Managing Director of Comprop

Work is due to begin on the project this Autumn.

It comes a year after the Premier Inn was launched at Charing Cross in St Helier, as part of the £70 million Bath Street redevelopment.

The success of the hotel at Charing Cross in St Helier has given us the confidence to invest in a further site on Jersey and now our first Premier Inn on Guernsey. Admiral Park is an excellent location for our first Guernsey hotel.

– Derek Griffin, head of acquisitions in London and the south for Premier Inn

In addition to the new Premier Inn hotel, the £35 million of private investment by Comprop includes:

  • 30,000 square feet of office accommodation
  • 2,500 square feet of restaurant/brasserie
  • 384 space multi-storey car park
  • Extensive landscaping
  • Major upgrades to the general infrastructure to Elizabeth Avenue

Work is due to get underway in the autumn, but Comprop added that there may be other developments announced in future.

We are not ruling out the opportunity for a cinema on the site and would welcome any approaches from operators and explore opportunities if they arise.

Our discussions with Whitbread, Premier Inn's parent company, have led to today's announcement; so all things are possible.

– Steve Marie, Managing Director of Comprop