Premier Inn has completed the construction of a brand-new hotel in the historic market town Bridgwater in Somerset and set to open it today.

Work on the 100-bed property was completed in early June this year.

The hotel is located inside the 100-acre mixed-use Bridgwater Gateway scheme near the junction 24 of the M5.

The new property will feature a ‘Thyme restaurant’ which will offer breakfast, dinner and kids food for travellers.

Bridgwater Gateway development manager Phil Wade said: “This is another major milestone for us. The business park has delivered a major boost to the local economy during the construction phase, as well as leaving a legacy of creating new jobs into the future.”

Colliers International, which is property agent for Bridgwater Gateway, said that nearly 30 jobs will be created at the new hotel.

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Colliers International head of the South West and Wales Tim Davies said: “The opening of the new Premier Inn hotel will help to meet the huge demand for rooms in and around Bridgwater driven by the construction of Hinkley Point C power station and the proximity of Bristol Airport.”

Premier Inn will be the latest addition to the $188.68m Bridgewater development project which will also feature a range of new office, commercial buildings and a new four-star hotel with 150-bed with conference hall.

With 750 hotels with 70,000 rooms across the UK and Ireland, Premier Inn is one of UK’s biggest hotel brand.