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.

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.