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Premier Inn is planning to create 68 jobs at a new £15m 210-bed hotel in Cardiff Bay, and is considering other sites across South Wales.
19-May-2016


Premier Inn is to open three new hotels in Edinburgh and create 150 jobs this spring, as part of a £35m investment.
01-Mar-2016


Premier Inn is to submit plans for an £8m 80-bedroom hotel in Bridlington by 2017, with the creation of 50 jobs.
16-Feb-2016


Whitbread is planning to create 15,000 new jobs at its Premier Inn and Costa Coffee chains across the country over the next five years.
21-Oct-2015


Whitbread is to set up a £36m Costa Coffee bean roasting factory at Basildon in Essex by 2017.
20-Jul-2015


Whitbread is planning to expand its Premier Inn hotel chain from 60,000 to 85,000 rooms by 2020, and will also open 569 Costa coffee shops.
29-Apr-2015


Whitbread is to create more than 6,000 apprenticeships at Costa and Premier Inn sites across the country by 2020.
13-Apr-2015


Whitbread is to invest £700m in the expansion of its Premier Inn and Costa coffee chains this year, and is particularly interested in freehold hotel sites in London.
26-Feb-2015


Whitbread has acquired Life Coffee Cafes, the Wimbledon-based operator of 16 Costa franchised stores, for an estimated £11m.
09-Feb-2015


Whitbread is to expand its Premier Inn chain with 4,500 new rooms this financial year, while 230 Costa coffee stores will open worldwide and its restaurants are being refurbished.
15-Dec-2014


Whitbread is to expand its chain of 1,755 Costa coffee shops to more than 2,200 by 2018.
30-Apr-2014


Whitbread is planning to create 8,000 new jobs in its Premier Inn chain over the next five years, with a new site opening every ten days.
26-Nov-2013


Whitbread is planning to expand its chain of ten Costa Coffee drive-thru sites to about 80 over the next few years.
19-Aug-2013


Whitbread is planning to open up to 100 drive-through Costa coffee outlets across the country, depending on the success of a trial at nine sites.
08-Jul-2013


Whitbread is to launch a new compact hotel format called Hub by Premier Inn on St Martin's Lane in London in summer 2014, and hopes to expand to 40 sites by 2018.
03-Jul-2013


Whitbread has identified seven new sites in the North West for the development of Premier Inn budget hotels.
23-May-2013


Whitbread is planning to expand its chain of 397 restaurants with ten new sites a year for the next five years.
09-May-2013


Whitbread is to increase the rate of expansion at its Premier Inn and Costa coffee chains, with the creation of 12,000 jobs over the next five years.
01-May-2013


Whitbread is planning to open five new Premier Inn hotels in the South East, with the creation of 225 jobs, having secured sites in Farnborough, Farnham, Fleet, Portsmouth and Wokingham.
22-Apr-2013


Whitbread is said to be considering plans to launch a second hotel brand, providing a cheaper alternative to its Premier Inn chain.
27-Mar-2013


Whitbread is to open four new Premier Inn budget hotels in Scotland over the next few years, having acquired sites in Glasgow, Perth, St Andrews and Stirling.
25-Mar-2013


Whitbread is looking to recruit 500 apprentices for its Premier Inn budget hotel chain this year.
18-Mar-2013


Whitbread is looking to create 10,000 jobs in its Premier Inn and Costa Coffee chains over the next three years.
24-Oct-2012


Whitbread is to invest £4m in two new Premier Inn hotels in Newport and Tenby by the end of 2013, with the creation of 90 jobs.
18-Oct-2012


Whitbread is planning to open 4,200 Premier Inn rooms and 350 new Costa coffee stores this financial year, with the creation of 3,500 jobs.
20-Jun-2012


Whitbread is planning to create 10,000 new jobs in its Premier Inn and Costa coffee chains in the UK and Ireland over the next three years.
29-Feb-2012


Whitbread is planning to open up to 20 Premier Inn budget hotels in London over the next two years, with the creation of 1,000 jobs.
26-Sep-2011


Whitbread has unveiled plans to double its worldwide chain of almost 2,000 Costa Coffee shops over the next five years.
07-Sep-2011


Whitbread has submitted plans to build a £9m 80-bed Premier Inn hotel at Phoenix Riverside in Rotherham, with the creation of 60 jobs.
30-Aug-2011


Whitbread is looking to expand its Premier Inn hotel chain by 50% to at least 65,000 rooms, while its worldwide Costa Coffee chain will double to 3,500 within five years.
03-May-2011


Whitbread has acquired Coffee Nation for £59m, in order to expand its Costa brand into the self-service coffee bar market.
02-Mar-2011


Whitbread is planning to expand its international chain of 1,700 Costa coffee shops to 3,000 by 2015, with 130 new outlets due to open in the next six months.
20-Oct-2010


Whitbread is to start expanding its chain of 130 Brewers Fayre pub-restaurants, with the first two new sites in Dumbarton and Scarborough.
26-Jul-2010


Whitbread is to invest £7m in a series of green initiatives at its hotels, pubs and shops, including solar panels and automated lighting systems.
14-Jul-2010


Whitbread has unveiled plans to build a £12m 186-room Premier Inn at Hanover Street in Liverpool, with the creation of 50 jobs.
21-Apr-2010


Whitbread is investing £42m in the development of nine Premier Inn hotels in Scotland over the next two years, with the creation of 420 jobs.
07-Apr-2010


Whitbread is planning to expand its chain of 1,066 UK-based coffee shops to 1,500 over the next four years.
08-Mar-2010


Whitbread is planning to open 60 pub restaurants and a further 13,300 hotel rooms over the next four years.
01-Feb-2010


Whitbread is to acquire the Coffeehaven chain of 90 coffee shops in central and eastern Europe for £36m.
16-Dec-2009


Whitbread has agreed a £125m joint venture with the Arora Family Trust to build four Premier Inn airport hotels by autumn 2011, including sites at Gatwick, Stansted and two at Heathrow.
14-Sep-2009


Whitbread has announced plans to open 12 Premier Inn hotels, four Brewers Fayre restaurants and 100 Costa coffee outlets this year, with the creation of 1,000 jobs.
26-Mar-2009


Whitbread is planning to build a floating budget hotel with 54 bedrooms at Hartlepool Marina by 2010.
24-Dec-2008


Whitbread is to expand its chain of Premier Inn budget hotels with 2,000 new rooms next year, as part of a £200m capital expenditure programme.
09-Dec-2008


Whitbread is planning to open a further 57 Premier Inns and 14 pubs by February 2009.
15-Oct-2008


Whitbread is to invest £4.7m in the refurbishment of 38 of its Brewers Fayre pub-restaurants.
22-Aug-2008


Whitbread is to acquire 21 Express by Holiday Inn hotels from Mitchells & Butlers, in exchange for 44 pub restaurants.
31-Jul-2008


Whitbread is planning to open 43 Premier Inn budget hotels this year, having just acquired three sites in Basingstoke, Bristol and Rochester.
14-Jul-2008


Whitbread is planning to expand the number of rooms in its Premier Inn hotel chain from 36,000 to 55,000 and to double its chain of Costa Coffee outlets to 2,000 over the next five years.
29-Apr-2008


Whitbread has won approval to build a £10m Premier Inn hotel in Lisburn by spring 2009, with the creation of 60 jobs.
22-Apr-2008


Whitbread is to invest £100m in the expansion of its Premier Inn hotel chain in London, including new sites in Waterloo, Ealing and Old Street and the purchase of Real Hotel Company properties in Westminster, Kensington and the City.
09-Apr-2008


Whitbread is planning to open about 30 out-of-town Costa Coffee outlets a year, and is seeking sites of up to 17,000 sq ft on retail parks across the country.
18-Mar-2008


Whitbread is planning to expand its chain of Costa Coffee outlets from 825 to 1,000 in the current financial year, including 700 in the UK.
17-Oct-2007


Whitbread is planning to acquire Golden Tulip UK, the chain of seven budget hotels with a further eight under construction, for more than £40m.
19-Sep-2007


Whitbread is to sell its David Lloyd Leisure chain of fitness centres to property group London & Regional for £925m, in order to focus on hotels, coffee shops and restaurants.
04-Jun-2007


Whitbread is to sell its chain of 45 TGI Friday's restaurants to Carlson Restaurants, ABN Amro Capital and British Land for £70m, in order to focus on hotels and coffee shops.
18-Jan-2007


Whitbread is planning to double its UK chain of Costa coffee shops to 800 by 2010, and its 147 overseas outlets will also expand.
20-Nov-2006


Whitbread is to sell 239 of its freestanding pub restaurants to Mitchells & Butlers for £497m, in order to focus on sites that combine a pub restaurant with a Premier Travel Inn.
07-Aug-2006


Whitbread has announced plans to open a £10m 60-bedroom Premier Travel Inn hotel in Lisburn within two years.
10-Jul-2006


Whitbread is planning to open 300 Costa Coffee shops in China over the next five years, in partnership with Yueda Group.
21-Jun-2006


Whitbread is to set up Costa Coffee shops in a number of Tesco supermarkets.
10-May-2006


Whitbread has submitted plans to build a £4.5m 61-bedroom Premier Travel Inn hotel in St Austell, with the creation of 70 jobs.
24-Apr-2006


Whitbread has acquired seven Holiday Inns for £34m, and will convert them to its Premier Travel Inn brand over the next six months.
13-Mar-2006


Whitbread is planning to expand the number of rooms in its Premier Travel Inn budget hotel chain from 30,000 to 45,000 over the next five years.
02-Mar-2006


Whitbread is planning to build up to 20 pubs, restaurants and hotels in Northern Ireland over the next ten years, at a cost of £30m.
23-Jun-2005


Whitbread is planning to sell its chain of 60 Maredo restaurants in Germany to a management buy-out backed by German Equity Partners for up to £20m.
18-Apr-2005


Whitbread is to sell its Courtyard by Marriott hotels for £79m, and Kew Green Hotels Group will operate the sites through a franchise agreement with Marriott International.
12-Nov-2004


Whitbread is to relocate its headquarters from London to Luton, and has also announced plans to create 8,000 new jobs with the opening of 100 pub-restaurants, five David Lloyd Leisure Centres and 50 Costa Coffee outlets over the next four years.
29-Oct-2004


Whitbread is seeking permission to open a 49-bedroom Premier Travel Inn at Carrickfergus Marina in 2006, with the creation of 80 jobs.
10-Aug-2004


Whitbread has acquired the Premier Lodge chain of 141 budget hotels and 19 pub restaurants from Spirit for £536m.
26-Jul-2004


Whitbread has won a contract to operate the refurbished Midland Grand Hotel in London, once it reopens in 2008.
02-Mar-2004


Whitbread is to acquire Cannons Health & Fitness BV, the operator of five fitness clubs in the Netherlands, for £22m, in order to expand its David Lloyd Leisure business.
24-Dec-2003


Whitbread is to refurbish the Marriott Hotel in Bristol city centre at a cost of £6.5m.
26-Sep-2003


Whitbread is to build a £0.6m Touchbase business meeting centre close to the M6 Toll Road at Burntwood.
29-Aug-2003


Whitbread is planning to open a further 200 tennis courts at its chain of David Lloyd fitness centres by 2010.
30-Jun-2003


Whitbread is planning to set up a health spa chain and is seeking about six pilot sites in the London area.
09-Jun-2003


Whitbread has announced plans to build a £8m David Lloyd Leisure tennis and fitness club in Worthing, with the creation of 130 jobs.
04-Jun-2003


Whitbread has agreed a deal with BT to install internet cafes in all 54 of its David Lloyd fitness clubs.
27-May-2003


Whitbread is considering plans to expand its David Lloyd Leisure chain into Spain, and talks are taking place with a potential partner.
01-May-2003


Whitbread is to invest £10m in the development of 15 additional Touchbase meeting centres at Travel Inn sites.
24-Mar-2003


Whitbread is planning to employ up to 1,500 personal trainers in its David Lloyd Leisure fitness centres over the next three years.
21-Oct-2002


Whitbread has announced a deal to open Costa coffee shops at the UK visitor attractions operated by Tussauds Group.
01-Aug-2002


Whitbread has sold Pelican and BrightReasons, which together comprise 153 restaurants, to a management buy-in backed by private equity firm ECI for £25m.
03-Jun-2002


Whitbread has announced plans for a new £8m David Lloyd Leisure tennis and fitness club at the Oxford Business Park in Cowley, with the creation of 130 jobs.
03-May-2002


Whitbread is seeking permission to build a £10m David Lloyd Leisure club near Lisburn, including tennis centre and swimming pool.
17-Apr-2002


Whitbread is to revive plans to invest £60m in the development of new hotels, and £16m be spent on converting London's Swallow International Hotels into a Marriott and a Travel Inn.
02-Apr-2002


Whitbread is planning to open at least 55 Costa coffee shops in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar and Oman, having agreed a franchise deal with the Jawad Business Group.
09-Jan-2002


Whitbread is seeking partnerships with schools and colleges to expand its David Lloyd chain of fitness clubs, and has already agreed a deal with the Nonsuch High School at Cheam in Surrey.
24-Dec-2001


Whitbread has announced plans to invest £100m in the expansion of its chain of David Lloyd Leisure fitness clubs to 100 over the next five years, with the creation of 4,000 jobs.
10-Aug-2001


Whitbread is looking to recruit 90 staff for a new £4m Brewers Fayre and Travel Inn at the Crowood roundabout in Glasgow.
30-Jul-2001


Whitbread has outlined plans to create more than 4,000 jobs in the UK over the next three years, and the expansion will include the opening of 80 Brewers Fayre and Brewsters pub restaurants and 10 David Lloyd Leisure clubs.
03-May-2001


Whitbread is seeking planning permission for a £5m 158-bedroom hotel near Vernon Street in Liverpool city centre.
30-Mar-2001


Whitbread has completed the sale of its 3,000 pubs to Morgan Grenfell Private Equity for £1.63bn, and £300m of the proceeds will be used to expand and refurbish its other hotel and leisure operations.
21-Mar-2001


Whitbread is considering plans to set up a nationwide network of 100 Touchbase meeting venues alongside Travel Inn lodges, in order to provide office facilities to field-based workers.
12-Jan-2001


Whitbread has announced plans to build a £10m 250-bedroom Travel Inn Metro hotel in the centre of Belfast by December 2002.
02-Jan-2001


Whitbread is planning to build a £39m 614-room Travel Inn budget hotel at Heathrow, with the creation of 200 jobs.
20-Dec-2000


Whitbread has confirmed plans to build a £7m Travel Inn in the centre of Southampton, which will create up to 100 jobs.
19-Oct-2000


Whitbread is forming a £80m joint venture with Punch Taverns to build 50 Travel Inn budget hotels on Punch pub sites.
07-Jul-2000


Whitbread is selling its beer division to Interbrew of Belgium for £400m, in order to focus on hotels and leisure.
26-May-2000


Whitbread is to invest £22m in Scotland with the creation of 500 jobs, and plans include a David Lloyd tennis centre, two new Pizza Huts and a Brewer's Fayre pub.
05-May-2000


Whitbread is to build a £7m hotel for students attending short courses at Nottingham Trent University.
15-Mar-2000


Whitbread is to build a £2.7m 41-bed hotel and pub at Newport Quay on the Isle of Wight, with the creation of 80 jobs.
23-Feb-2000


Whitbread is reviving plans to build a £18m hotel at Enderby in Leicester, and is said to be discussing a partnering agreement with Laing.
03-Feb-2000


Whitbread has acquired Racquets & Healthtrack group for £78m, and will rebrand the six fitness clubs under the David Lloyd Leisure name.
28-Sep-1999


Whitbread is seeking 75 staff for its new £2.3m Travel Inn at Hayle in Cornwall, which is due to open in June.
13-May-1999


Whitbread is to invest £60m in the north-west this year with the creation of 1,000 jobs, including a new David Lloyd Leisure centre at the former Bolton Royal Infirmary site and others in Warrington, Speke and Kirkby.
05-May-1999


Whitbread is to build a 260-room Travel Inn in Belfast's Victoria Street, creating 100 jobs.
29-Apr-1999


Whitbread is to expand its nationwide chain of Costa coffee shops with 50 new outlets over the next 12 months.
07-Apr-1999


Whitbread Inns' Hogshead Pub division is investing £0.6m in a new pub in Plymouth city centre, with the creation of 30 jobs.
18-Mar-1999


Whitbread is planning to build a £2.2m Brewers Fayre and Travel Inn in Barnstaple, with the creation of 65 jobs.
28-Jan-1999


Whitbread is planning to build a David Lloyd Leisure sports and fitness centre in Plymouth, which will create about 100 jobs.
14-Jan-1999


Whitbread Inns has won permission from Penwith District Council to build a £2.5m budget hotel and pub-restaurant in West Cornwall, which will create 60 jobs.
27-Nov-1998


Whitbread and Allied Domecq are in discussions to merge their off-licence chains - Thresher and Victoria Wine - into a 50:50 joint venture in response to the growing power of supermarkets.
03-Aug-1998


Whitbread is planning to open 80 pubs, 80 restaurants, three Marriott hotels, 25 Travel Inn budget hotels, and eight David Lloyd sports centres, creating 5,000 jobs.
07-May-1998


Whitbread Inns is to invest over £1m a week on the expansion of its Hogshead alehouse chain next year, adding another 40 outlets to the current 123.
01-Dec-1997


Whitbread is planning to set up a further 250 pubs, restaurants, and hotels, in a major expansion for its main chains, creating 5,000 jobs.
08-May-1997


Whitbread has acquired BrightReasons, the restaurant chain that owns Pizzaland, for £46m, and aims to expand the Bella Pasta chain by converting 35 of the acquired Pizzaland sites.
28-Nov-1996


Whitbread is buying Pelican, the chain of Cafe Rouge and Dome restaurants, for £133m.
31-Jul-1996


Whitbread Inns is planning to open 70 family pubs this year at a cost of £105m, creating over 2,700 jobs.
29-May-1996


Forte is to sell its Little Chef and Happy Eater restaurants, Welcome Break service areas and Travelodge hotels to Whitbread for £1.05bn, on condition that the takeover bid by Granada fails.
28-Dec-1995


Whitbread has acquired CB Costa Bros Coffee, and plans to open 30 new coffee shops over the next few years.
19-Sep-1995