Hotel chain Premier Inn has opened a new 69-bedroom facility in Marlborough. It is the 805th hotel under the brand to be opened by parent company Whitbread.
The opening has created 25 new jobs – although this is expected to increase – and fills a gap in the hospitality market created when the Ivy House Hotel on High Street was sold to Marlborough College as a boarding house for female students.
Unlike many other hotels in the brand, Marlborough's Premier Inn has a restaurant as part of the main building.
The hotel was built on land at Salisbury Road, opposite the town's business park. Crown Estate won planning permission for the erection of the hotel, along with 175 houses, in 2016.
Construction on the Marleberg Grange development of three-, four- and five-bedroom houses is being undertaken by Redrow Homes.
Pictured: Hotel manager Jason Glynn (front left) and Marlborough mayor Mervyn Hall (front second right) cut the ribbon to open the 805th Premier Inn