A family celebrated the sixth birthday of their disabled son during the closing by transforming part of their home into their favorite “moon hotel”.
Noah Pedlar suffers from spina bifida and always stays at a Premier Inn when he receives treatment at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Bristol.
But he has been protected at home since the coronavirus arrived in the UK and was unable to travel to his favorite hotel.
Parents Louise and Stuart thought it would be nice to surprise Noah with a birthday stay at their own Premier Inn.
Louise began decorating the room with some key details like the white sheets and the purple lights behind the headboard, and even recreated a Premier Inn logo.
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Delighted Noah spent a special birthday night sleeping in the room with his nine-year-old sister Heidi at his home in Barnstaple, Devon.
Louise, 31, said: “Noah has undergone 42 general anesthetics in his six years, but his condition does not define him as he is such a happy child with so much life.
“All the birthdays we receive with Noah are very esteemed and I wanted to make sure we could make the most of everyday life and continue to create those special memories, even if we are trapped inside the shield.
“Sometimes it hasn’t been easy, but we decided to think outside the box and thought it would be fun to recreate a Premier Inn at home and plan a‘ trip ’to the‘ moon hotel ’as we’ve always liked it spend time, even if you often go to the hospital the next morning.
“We hope our idea inspires other families to recreate fun memories and make the most of each day.”
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During his treatment, Noah has spent many nights at the Premier Inns in Haymarket and Lewin’s Mead and has become a lover of his travels.
After listening to the family’s little birthday party, Premier Inn has also offered them a free stay at a hotel of their choice when the closing ends.
Like much of the hospitality industry, Premier Inn has been forced to close for long periods due to COVID restrictions and has suffered heavy losses.
Simon Ewins, CEO of Premier Inn in the UK, said: “It’s safe to say that Noah’s special birthday has really brought a smile to everyone’s faces at Premier Inn.
“We are thrilled that the family has chosen us to celebrate this special occasion and we look forward to checking them out ‘seriously’ as soon as we can.”
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The Pedlar family is not the only person to have recreated Premier Inn at home.
Over the years, the hotel company has received many letters from fans who have made similar efforts.
This includes a retired couple who currently spend every weekend in a ‘Premier Inn’ spare bedroom as they have a creative ‘break’ during the lock-in rules and a Greater Manchester family who have meticulously transformed their bedroom with the purple colors of the signature.
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