Whitbread, the UK’s largest hotel and restaurant group, has announced plans to create 1,000 jobs in 2010/2011. The roles have been created through the opening of new hotels, including Premier Inn hotels in Preston, Sunbury, Newport, Burgess Hill and Liverpool and Costa Coffee outlets in Newcastle, Bury St Edmunds, London, Whitstable, and Glasgow. Alan Parker, chief executive, said: "We are delighted to be creating a further 1000 jobs across the UK this year as part of our ongoing expansion plans. We are confident that the opportunity for individuals created by the launch of Apprenticeship Scheme last year means that there has never been a better time to work for Whitbread.’"