Portsmouth’s new Premier Inn in numbers

23/11/2015 (RS)''The new Premier Inn was officially opened on Monday in Portsmouth. ''Picture: Sarah Standing (151936-3492) PPP-151123-171443001
23/11/2015 (RS)''The new Premier Inn was officially opened on Monday in Portsmouth. ''Picture: Sarah Standing (151936-3492) PPP-151123-171443001
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HERE are five statistics about the opening of the new Premier Inn in Portsmouth city centre.

The budget hotel next to Portsmouth & Southsea train station opened yesterday and is expected to be popular with visitors to the city.

And here are some key facts about the deal:

8,000,000 - the cost in pounds of replacing Midlands House, a derelict block of offices near Portsmouth and Southsea railway station, with a Premier Inn.

7 - the number of storeys in the hotel

34 - the number of new jobs that have been created

84 - the number of rooms available including double and family rooms

75 - the seating capacity of the hotel’s restaurant