Exmouth’s Premier Inn recruiting ahead of spring opening

PUBLISHED: 09:05 18 December 2014 | UPDATED: 11:01 18 December 2014

The seafront Premier Inn is taking shape. Ref exe 8371-42-14SH Picture: Simon Horn

The seafront Premier Inn is taking shape. Ref exe 8371-42-14SH Picture: Simon Horn

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The new Premier Inn on Exmouth seafront has started recruiting staff to fill 23 positions, now a manager and assistant manager have been recruited.

The hotel firm is looking for chefs, reception and housekeeping staff and will offer three weeks of paid training prior to the venue opening and all pay will exceed the national minimum wage.

Carly Wintle, new openings manager for Premier Inn, said: “We are pleased to announce that our Exmouth Premier Inn is now recruiting for a variety of year-round jobs.”

The former Elizabeth Hall site was sold to Whitbread PLC, which owns the Premier Inn chain, as part of the regeneration of Exmouth seafront.

A date of March 2, 2015, has been set for the grand opening of the 60-bedroom hotel on the Esplanade, not far from the town centre and the train station.

Councillor Andrew Moulding, deputy leader of East Devon District Council, said: “This is excellent news for Exmouth and is a clear example of successful regeneration practice.

“I wish all those applying for the jobs good luck and look forward to the hotel staff becoming ambassadors for Exmouth.”

The demolition of the former Elizabeth Hall and building of the Premier Inn is a part of the town’s vision to establish the resort as an attractive 21st century destination for residents, businesses and visitors.

The hotel will be able to cater for two adults and two children in every room as well as being one of the first in the country to contain new-style rooms, including larger televisions, new bed designs and improved bathrooms.

Premier Inn offers all their guests a ‘Good Night Guarantee’ – which means if customers are not 100 per cent satisfied with their stay they will get their money back.

Anyone interested in a job can visit www.jobsearch.direct.gov.uk or contact Job Centre Plus. Applications must be made online.

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