£10 MILLION SOMERSET HOTEL OPENS DOORS TO GUESTS
Wednesday, 24 April 2019
Bridgwater’s largest hotel has officially opened its doors to guests, less than a year after construction began on the new-build property.
Holiday Inn Express Bridgwater, which sits on the outskirts of the Somerset town, is the result of an £10million investment by owner, Zeal Projects, and is managed by the UK’s leading independent hotel management company, RBH.
Managing Director of Zeal Projects, Tim Wheeldon, cut the ribbon to mark the opening alongside the hotel team – including General Manager Barnaby Kean – this week.
Situated in the Regional Rural Business Centre in Bridgwater, the brand new hotel boasts 138 guest bedrooms, a spacious bar and restaurant, two meeting rooms and on-site car parking.
Neil Taylor, Chief Operating Officer at RBH, said: “We are proud to mark the launch of Holiday Inn Express Bridgwater – the first of five new hotel openings this year for RBH.
“Our reputation for operating properties under the Holiday Inn Express brand speaks for itself. With almost 20 counted within our growing portfolio, I am confident that Holiday Inn Express Bridgwater will go from strength to strength now it is welcoming guests.”
Tim Wheeldon, Managing Director of Zeal Projects, said: “I’m thrilled to see Holiday Inn Express Bridgwater officially open its doors to guests. We have worked exceptionally hard along with our partners to ready the city’s largest hotel, and the fruits of our labour are clear to see. I look forward to the journey ahead.”
Barnaby Kean, General Manager of Holiday Inn Express Bridgwater, said: “We have been counting down the days to the official opening of this fantastic new hotel. The team has done an incredible job preparing for opening, and each and every one is ready to provide an absolutely first-class experience to all guests who walk through the door.”
NOTES TO EDITOR
RBH, the UK’s leading independent hotel management company, manages a diverse collection of over 45 branded and private label hotel properties.
Working in partnership with five of the most prestigious international hotel brands, including IHG, Hilton, Accor, Marriott and Wyndham, RBH is a driving force in the hospitality industry.
The company offers a wealth of hotel management expertise and currently has an annual turnover under management in excess of £350m.
The RBH expert team of over 100 hotel specialists operate from offices in London, Leeds and Glasgow. The portfolio unites over 5,700 rooms and over 1,900 colleagues across the managed and leased hotels.