Wander down the corridor of Hotel 751, past the well-appointed bedrooms. You may believe that you have walked into one of the latest Premier Inn hotels.
You are, in fact, in Derwen College’s Premier Inn Training Centre.
Hotel 751 is the first training centre of its kind in the country. Now open for bookings, the reception area, three en-suite bedrooms and linen room creates a real work setting for our learners. At Hotel 751 students learn housekeeping and reception skills while accessing invaluable work experience placements at local Premier Inn hotels.This amazing training facility opened in 2017. Enabling students to access industry standard training in hospitality, it improves their chance of gaining employment after college. The aim of Hotel 751 is for learners to complete their training and secure work placement at their local Premier Inn when they return to their home area.
Partnership work between Derwen College, Premier Inn and Novus Property Solutions enabled Hotel 751’s development.Premier Inn and Derwen College have worked together since 2013. Early discussions resulted in the first Premier Inn training room opening at Derwen in September 2014. The converted room allowed students to familiarise themselves with Premier Inn’s routine before they started work placements at local branches. Consequently this helped to maximise work experience opportunities.
Hotel 751 however has taken the training facilities to a higher level. Walk into reception and you are transported to a genuine hotel setting.
Tracey Bishop (Area Manager) was pivotal in setting up the relationship between Premier Inn and Derwen College.
Hotel 751 “will make a real difference to many lives. Derwen College will provide somewhere within their own community for students to learn valuable life skills, improve their confidence and build self-esteem.
“The partnership between Premier Inn, Derwen College and Novus demonstrates how industry and education can work together for the benefit of everyone. We are amazed at the generosity and willingness of everyone who has contributed.”
You can now stay at Hotel 751!
Support our learners on their training journey – stay at Hotel 751.
Stay at Hotel 751 during term time. The hotel has three en-suite bedrooms, one of which is an accessible twin room with wet room.
In the morning enjoy a breakfast hamper in your room, or make your way up to the Garden Cafe to have breakfast in our renowned cafe.
Telephone*: 01691 779200
*Please note that student groups answer your calls and email enquiries during afternoon sessions. Therefore your enquiry will be answered Monday to Friday, during term time only.