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Premier Inn boosts employment and local economy in Dartford

Premier Inn’s new hotel and restaurant development in Dartford has provided 45 new jobs to the area and boosted the local economy by £6.6 million.


Premier Inn has announced that its new hotel and restaurant development in Dartford has brought a total of 45 new jobs to the local area. The new Beefeater Grill restaurant, named The Beacon, and Premier Inn hotel are located in The Bridge Development on Halcrow Avenue and have injected a total investment of £6.6 million into the local economy.  

The new site has incorporated a number of key green initiatives. Efficient under floor heating has been incorporated in The Beacon to avoid the need for radiators; grey water has been utilised for toilet flushing facilities; LED lighting has been fitted in the reception and restaurant reducing electricity consumption and energy efficient kitchens have been installed in the restaurant.

The Beacon Beefeater Grill, as named by Paul Greenstreet of Northfleet, offers a warm, family-friendly restaurant environment with excellent value meal deals.  The new Daytime Value Menu will feature main meals including generous portions of fish and chips, sausage and mash and chili con carne. A personalised steak experience also allows guests to create their own unique flavour sensation, with a range of delicious flavoured butters and seasonings including garlic and pepper, BBQ or, for an extra kick, the chili explosion.  

The adjoining Premier Inn hotel in Dartford features 60 bedrooms, catering for up to two adults and two children (aged 15 and under). Each room includes an en-suite bathroom with shower and bath; a comfortable king-size bed; remote control TV with Freeview; tea and coffee making facilities and a spacious desk area with internet access. More information can be found at


About Premier Inn:
Award-winning Premier Inn is the UK’s biggest hotel brand with over 590 budget hotels and more than 42,000 rooms across the UK and Ireland. Premier Inn bedrooms feature en-suite bathrooms, TV with Freeview, and WiFi internet access. All Premier Inns feature a bar and restaurant; situated inside the hotel or adjacent, offering a wide range of food choices.  

In 2008 Premier Inn launched in Dubai and is now open in Bangalore, India.

Premier Inn supports WaterAid, the international charity whose mission is to overcome poverty by enabling the world’s poorest people to gain access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene education. Premier Inn, as part of Whitbread Hotels and Restaurants, aims to raise £1 million for WaterAid over the next two years. Details can be found at

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