A former student from Shropshire has bagged a starring role in a nationwide Premier Inn ad campaign.

Hotel worker Mary Woodall has been chosen from hundreds to be one of the faces in the latest Rest Easy campaign by the hotel chain.

From her beginnings at Derwen College, Shropshire, then as a receptionist at her local Premier Inn, she is now appearing on TV screens across the UK, after what has been quite a journey for Ms Woodall .

Now a Premier Inn receptionist in Greenwich, she is set to be seen by millions nationwide in the new advert.

Ms Woodall was selected following auditions where employees were given a chance to be part of the campaign which aimed to showcase the people who stay at Premier Inn and their reasons for doing so.


Taking the step to submit her video application, Mary was overjoyed when she was told she got the part.

Ms Woodall said: "I love working for Premier Inn.

"I love my big Premier Inn family and enjoying meeting all the guests that come in.

"There are so many opportunities that come by working for Premier Inn, taking part in the new TV advert being one of them.

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"I enjoyed every moment of it and hope to take part in future opportunities that come by."

Tamara Strauss, global customer director for Premier Inn, congratulated Ms Woodall on her contribution to the campaign.

She said: "We're thrilled Mary has taken part in our Rest Easy 'do your thing' campaign as our team members who work tirelessly to ensure all our guests have a wonderful stay, are absolutely central to the Rest Easy experience.

"Premier Inn is all about everyday people from all walks of life who come together to do the things they really love, so it was completely natural to us to ensure our team members were cast."

Premier Inn, which aims to champion the employment of under-represented groups, has more than 800 locations UK-wide.

The chain assures guests that with them, they can rest easy, do their thing, and the hotel will deal with the rest.

Derwen College, where Ms Woodall studied, supports young people with learning difficulties.