Scotland business

Premier Inn to create 70 jobs at new Glasgow hotel

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Image caption The new hotel will bring Premier Inn's total number of rooms in Greater Glasgow to more than 2,000

Premier Inn is to create 70 jobs in Glasgow with the opening of a new £14m hotel in the city centre.

The budget hotel chain plans to open a contemporary 210-bedroom hotel on West Nile Street in October.

Premier Inn said half of the new jobs would be filled by young people who are currently not in employment, education or training.

The recruitment process is being run in partnership with employment specialists Working Links.

Barry Halfpenny, from Premier Inn in Glasgow, said: "By partnering with Working Links, we are giving people the opportunity to get their first start on the job ladder, and it will be fantastic to watch them progress in their career.

"We are very interested in hearing from committed, enthusiastic individuals who are looking to push forward with a career in hospitality.

"Our West Nile Street hotel will be the jewel in the crown of our Glasgow offering and the significant investment highlights the business' commitment to employment in the city."

In addition to the 210 bedrooms, the hotel will feature three meeting rooms, a 110-seat restaurant, a bar and self check-in kiosks.

The hotel will increase Premier Inn's presence in the city, bringing the total number of rooms it operates throughout Greater Glasgow to more than 2,000.

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