Inn jobs come on line

It’s been revealed that a new hotel in Derry’s Waterside is scheduled to open in November.

The new £6 million Premier Inn, located at Crescent Link, will create up to 60 new jobs.

The construction of the 60 bedroom hotel, which will feature a 200 seat Brewers Fayre family pub restaurant, is currently underway with the formal opening earmarked for the end of November.

Owned by Whitbread PLC, Premier Inn is the largest hotel group in the North.

When its Derry hotel opens before Christmas, it will have more than 700 hotel rooms available in seven locations across Northern Ireland and will employ more than 300 people.

Meanwhile, a local man has landed one of the top jobs at the new hotel.

Adam Harris (30) has been appointed team leader at the new Crescent Link establishment.

A native of Derry, Adam started his career with Tesco in 1999 and since then has held several senior sales and management roles with leading retail businesses.

He said: “I am delighted to join the Whitbread team and am proud to take on a leading role in this new hotel.”