Whitbread's Travel Inn budget hotels were the star performers for the group in the first 24 weeks of the company's financial year.
Like-for-like sales growth at Travel Inn during the period to 19 August was 6.3%. This compares with growth of 3.6% during the financial year to 4 March.
The group's Marriott hotels also put in a strong showing, with like-for-like sales up by 4.9%, against a drop of 0.2% in the previous full year.
But pub-restaurants, which include Beefeater and Brewers Fayre, increased sales by just 0.4%, against 2.2% last year.
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