Arora Group Aims High with UK’s Largest Hotel Opening of 2018

Date: August 2018

Location: Terminal 4, Heathrow Airport, London, UK

Name: Crowne Plaza London – Heathrow Terminal 4 and Holiday Inn Express London – Heathrow Terminal 4 – opening 2018.

Andrew Brown, GM of the two new hotels

No. of Keys: 761 in total: Crowne Plaza – 304 & Holiday Inn Express – 457


Buyer: Arora Group has announced that it has entered the final stage in the two-year construction of its two linked Heathrow Terminal 4 hotels. The dual-branded properties between them boast a total of 761 bedrooms and together will form one of the largest hotel openings in the UK this year.

The hotels are a three-minute walk to the terminal building and when finished in October, will be the largest hotel complex directly connected to a British airport terminal.

‘Crowne Plaza London ‒ Heathrow T4’ is a 456,000-sq ft development, which will feature 304 bedrooms and a range of business and meeting facilities, including five meeting rooms, a state-of-the-art fitness centre, executive lounge and three food and beverage outlets.

In addition, this upscale hotel boasts enhanced facilities such as dedicated quiet zones, a Sleep Advantage Programme, including premium bedding and guaranteed wake up calls, executive lounges and luxurious bedrooms.

The 457-room ‘Holiday Inn Express London ‒ Heathrow T4’ will be a ‘next generation’ Holiday Inn Express hotel, featuring the latest technology, an Express Bar and Café and the brand’s new larger, cosier beds. Over 100 guest parking spaces will be available at the hotels.

Andrew Brown, who is the opening General Manager for the two hotels, joined the Arora Group in 2014 and was previously General Manager at Macdonald Hotels, Q hotels, De Vere Group and Trust House Forte Group. He has extensive experience in the four and five-star market and has launched various conference, leisure, golf and spa hotels within the UK and is an associate of The British Hospitality Association and a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality.

Kaushal Niraula, Group Strategy Director, The Arora Group, said: “We are delighted to be nearing completion on this fantastic project. Constructing hotels on such a scale in such close proximity to Europe’s busiest airport was a challenge, but we have a very experienced team and we are hugely proud of the achievement. The two new Terminal 4 hotels will be superbly positioned to cater to the leisure and business travel market.”

THPT Comment: Surinder Arora has done fab since he started his company in 1999 and is unique in having the vast majority of the hotels around UK airports (apart from the InterContinental O2 and the Savill Court)…i guess that comes from working for BA for 11 years before becoming a hotelier…

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