What makes Hub different from Premier Inn?
“My first year training was at Premier Inn, before I moved over to Hub. It’s a brand that’s still very much growing and working out what identity it is.”
“Hub by Premier Inn is a different atmosphere to Premier Inn. Our rooms are smaller with a maximum of two people in a room. We’re not aimed at families – we’re more aimed at your business traveler, with ultra-fast wifi for working and comfortable lounge areas. We’re more tech-focused, with smart TVs and controlled lights at the headboard for example, so we cater to a slightly different market than Premier Inn.”
“But above all, we’re a brand that’s still very much growing, and there’s still lots of work going on at the moment deciding what we want to be going forward and how we want to define ourselves. Which is why it’s an exciting brand to join, because there’s still so much more to come. Working here, it feels good that I’m playing my part in what will be the future of the branding of Hub.”
“Because we’re growing, we’re open to feedback so you can really input your ideas on what’s working and what’s not working in the hotel.”
Why should someone join Hub by Premier Inn?
“It’s part of a company that really cares and values its people. During the lockdown, every decision that Whitbread made was not about minimizing costs, but about protecting the team, such as investing in PPE, screens and ensuring people were still paid. They focused on things that were important to peoples’ livelihoods when having to survive through the pandemic. They made sure we knew they still cared about us.”
“So if you want to work somewhere where you’re valued, this is the place to be in.”
“There’s no limit to where you can be in this company, too. There are people who have started as Kitchen Porter and worked their way up to area manager and beyond. If you want to build a career here, the opportunities will come to you.”
“We’re also really flexible with our teams. We make the best arrangements we can for returning mothers coming back from maternity leave, being flexible with students’ schedules. We value the teams that want to grow but we also know the importance of those who want to come in and do their job and go home.”