No frills from Premier Inn
PREMIER INN HAS UNVEILED A NEW no-frills brand called Zip by Premier Inn, with rooms starting from £19 per night. The 8.5 sqm rooms have a single bed with a sofa, which allows them to be converted into a double or used as a twin. Some rooms will have “small windows”, while other will have “lightboxes” – these will be allocated randomly on arrival so guests will not be able to pre-book to secure a window. Facilities are to include a TV, free wifi, as well as “a bathroom with a power shower, body wash and a towel, plus handy overhead storage and hangers”. Rooms will be cleaned every three days, although guests can pay an extra £5 daily charge to increase this. There will be an ironing room on each floor, a bar, a chill-out area with a TV and table football, and breakfast is available for £3.95. The first Zip hotel will open in Cardiff in March 2019 “with more coming soon”.