Premier Inn has been granted planning permission for a new property in London’s Marylebone district.

The 294-room hotel will be located at 191 Old Marylebone Road, close to Marylebone rail and Underground stations.

Expected to open in 2021, the hotel will be housed within a regenerated former office building, which parent company Whitbread purchased in 2016.

The property will be marketed under the group’s growing Hub by Premier Inn brand, and will feature a ground floor café.

There are currently seven Hub by Premier Inn hotels open in London, with a further seven under development, two of which are scheduled to open in Soho’s Berwick Street and at Bank in the City of London during the current financial year.

Commenting on the news Owen Ellender, Development Manager for Whitbread, said:

“We’re investing in building our Hub by Premier Inn brand across London and this site in Marylebone where two transport hubs meet is the ideal location.

“This project demonstrates Whitbread’s capability to deliver on effective real estate deals, purchasing assets freehold and securing hotel consents.

“The flexibility to do the right deal for the best sites is what marks Whitbread out and 191 Old Marylebone Road is an excellent example of this approach in action.”