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This is how you can become Premier Inn’s Christmas Grotto Tester


The hotel chain is looking for a Christmas Grotto Tester who will, along with their loved ones, test Premier Inn’s bespoke Christmas Grotto hotel room in Farringdon, London.

They will also enjoy a trip to Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland and a private black cab tour of London’s famous Christmas lights. 

Winners will tuck into a Premier Inn breakfast and receive up to £150 towards travel costs, included as part of the Grotto Tester opportunity.

Enfield Independent: Christmas Grotto Testers will need to provide feedback after their experienceChristmas Grotto Testers will need to provide feedback after their experience (Image: Premier Inn)

What’s in the Christmas Grotto hotel room?

The winning guests can expect matching family pyjamas, a hot chocolate station and Baylis & Harding festive toiletries in the main bedroom and bathroom.

Next door, they will enter a Grotto room where they will find a decorated tree and a festive creation station for creating their own mementoes of their trip to take home. Santa will leave some additional treats under the Christmas tree too.  

Those who win and test the Christmas Grotto Package will need to report back on their experience after trying it out.

They will need to take photos/videos of their experience in the Christmas Grotto hotel room and these will be used by Premier Inn as part of the Grotto trial and promotional materials.  

Enfield Independent: Premier Inn's Christmas Grotto Testers will also get to explore London, including a visit to Winter Wonderland in Hyde ParkPremier Inn’s Christmas Grotto Testers will also get to explore London, including a visit to Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park (Image: Premier Inn)

How to apply to be Premier Inn’s Christmas Grotto testers

If you’re up for being a Premier Inn Christmas Grotto tester along with your loved ones, here’s how you can apply for the position.

You’ll need to go to the application page on the Premier Inn website and provide the following details:

  • Describe your favourite festive family memory and what you enjoyed about it most (max. 200 words)
  • Your full name
  • Your home address in full
  • The names and ages of the people you wish to attend with
  • Contact email address
  • Contact phone number

There’s not long until the deadline so make sure you act fast – applications close at midnight on Thursday, November 23.

More information about the role can be found on the Premier Inn website.

Tamara Strauss, Global Customer Director for Premier Inn, said: “London is simply magical during the festive period, and we want to offer something to make a trip to the capital extra special at this time of year.

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“Here at Premier Inn, we love a good celebration, so this package is the perfect option for people who love nothing more than getting into the festive spirit! 

“We believe this is the dream job to beat all dream jobs – who wouldn’t want to experience the wonder of the city at this special time and then the chance to return to our one-of-a-kind Grotto room to truly rest easy”.  

It’s important to note this is a trial of the package, and if successful, Premier Inn may consider introducing it on a wider scale for future festive periods.  





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