Yorkshire Times
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1:00 AM 7th November 2023

Dream Job: Get Paid To Sleep In A Christmas Grotto


If trying out magical festive experiences and activities is one of your favourite things to do as a family over the Christmas period, this is the perfect opportunity for you.

As we approach the festive season, Premier Inn has launched an opportunity for all families that love everything Christmas to test out their new ‘Christmas Grotto Package’ - a one-of-a-kind festive experience in London Farringdon!

“We believe this is the dream job to beat all dream jobs
The lucky applicant and their loved ones chosen for the role will be tasked with testing Premier Inn’s bespoke Christmas Grotto hotel room, and as if that were not enough, they will also enjoy a trip to Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland and a private black cab tour of London’s famous Christmas lights. The winners will also be able to tuck into a delicious breakfast and receive up to £150 towards travel costs included as part of the Grotto Tester opportunity.

The one-of-a-kind bespoke Christmas Grotto hotel room will be filled with plenty of festive touches for the ultimate Christmas experience. Matching family pyjamas, a delicious hot chocolate station, and luxury Baylis & Harding festive toiletries can all be enjoyed in the main bedroom and bathroom. Right next door, they will enter a magical 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 may even have left some additional treats under the tree, too!

If you think you and your loved ones could be the perfect Christmas Grotto testers, head to the application page and provide the following information:

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

The successful applicants will need to report back on their experience once they’ve tried out the Christmas Grotto Package, having taken photos/videos of their experience in the unique hotel room - all of which will be used by the company as part of the Grotto trial and promotional materials.

Tamara Strauss, Global Customer Director for Premier Inn commented:
“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. 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.”

Applications for the role are now open and will close at midnight on the 23rd of November 2023.

Please note this is a trial of the package, and if successful, then Premier Inn may consider introducing it on a wider scale for future festive periods.

For more information on the job role, to view the terms and conditions in full, and to apply for the role, click here