Premier Inn has announced plans for three new hotels in the Lake District, Pembrokeshire and Snowdonia.

The three properties will be in leisure destinations where the company does not yet have a presence –  Keswick (Lake District), St Davids (Pembrokeshire) and Porthmadog (Snowdonia).

They will add a total of 214 rooms to the group’s portfolio, with construction of the St Davids and Porthmadog hotels set to begin before Christmas, followed by Keswick in spring 2021, which will mark Premier Inn’s first property in the Lake District National Park.

Commenting on the news Alex Flach, UK Development Director for Premier Inn, said:

“Around half of all Premier Inn guests stayed with us on leisure breaks last year. It’s an important part of our business and we are continually reviewing our network of hotels to ensure we are represented in popular leisure destinations across the UK and Ireland where our customers want us to be.

“We have strengthened our network further by committing to new Premier Inn hotels in three of the UK’s most popular destinations for leisure and active breaks. The hotels are all in excellent locations and we expect them to be very popular with our guests throughout the year when they open.

“We’re continuing to grow Premier Inn in popular leisure-focused locations where we don’t yet have a presence and are looking for opportunities in and around National Parks and in popular tourist destinations across the country.”

This summer Premier Inn owner Whitbread was granted planning permission for a four-storey new-build property at Willen Lake in Milton Keynes.

Premier Inn to open new-build Willen Lake property in Milton Keynes