Boy’s family transform home into his favourite Premier Inn for birthday

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A family celebrated their son’s sixth birthday by transforming part of their home into his favourite hotel.

Noah Pedlar suffers from Spina Bifida and always stays at a Premier Inn when he receives treatment at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.

But he has been shielding at home since coronavirus hit the UK and unable to have trips to his favourite ‘moon hotel’.

Deciding to recreate the fun memories, parents Louise and Stuart, both 31, thought it would be a nice to surprise Noah with a hotel sleepover of their own.

Louise started by decorating the room with some key details like the white bedsheets, purple lights behind the headboard and even recreated a Premier Inn logo.

Delighted Noah spent a special birthday night sleeping in the room with his sister Heidi, nine, at their home in Barnstaple, Devon.

Louise, 31, said: “Noah has undergone 42 general anaesthetics in his six years, but his condition doesn’t define him as he is such a happy child with so much life.

“Every birthday we get with Noah is one to cherish and I wanted to make sure we could make the most of everyday and keep creating those special memories, even if we are stuck inside shielding.

“It’s not been easy at times, but we decided to think outside the box and thought it would be fun for us to recreate a Premier Inn at home and plan a ‘trip’ to ‘the moon hotel’ as we’ve always enjoyed spending time there, even if he is often going to hospital the next morning.

“We hope our idea inspires other families to recreate fun memories and to make the most of every day.”

During his treatment Noah has spent many nights at the Premier Inns in Haymarket and Lewin’s Mead in Bristol with his mum, sister and dad Stuart, also 31.

Premier Inn has also offered the family a complimentary stay at a hotel of their choice when lockdown ends.

Simon Ewins, Premier Inn managing director UK, said: “It’s safe to say Noah’s special birthday has really brought a smile to the faces of everyone at Premier Inn.

“We’re delighted the family chose us to celebrate this special occasion and are looking forward to checking them in ‘for real’ as soon as we’re able.”

The Pedlar family aren’t the only ones looking to re-create Premier Inn at home.

Over the years the hotel company has received many letters from fans who have undertaken similar efforts.

This includes a retired couple who are currently spending every weekend in a ‘Premier Inn’ spare bedroom as they creatively have a ‘break’ during lockdown rules and a Greater Manchester family who painstakingly transformed their bedroom using the hotel company’s iconic purple colours.