Arora Group has marked the official opening of its new Heathrow Terminal 4 hotels, ‘Crowne Plaza® London – Heathrow Terminal 4’, and ‘Holiday Inn Express® London – Heathrow Terminal 4’, with a launch event at the new Crowne Plaza. This dual-branded property is the largest hotel opening in the UK in 2018 and the largest hotel complex directly connected to a British airport terminal.
Founder and Chairman of the Arora Group, Surinder Arora, was joined by special guests Kenneth MacPherson, CEO Europe, Middle East, Asia and Africa, IHG; Karin Sheppard, Managing Director, Europe, IHG; Tony Yeung, LJ Partnership; Nick Pattie, Managing Director, Whitebridge Hospitality; Kwasi Kwarteng, MP for Spelthorne; and Sir Cliff Richard OBE at the event attended by local partners, clients and stakeholders. The opening marks the completion of Arora Group’s ambitious two-year construction project. The two linked Heathrow Terminal 4 hotels are a three-minute walk to the terminal building and will be overseen by Andrew Brown as General Manager for both hotels.
Surinder Arora, commented: “We are delighted to officially open the doors on our two eagerly-awaited state-of-the-art London Heathrow airport hotels. We have two fantastic brands and an enviable location, superbly positioned to cater to the leisure and business travel market. We have enjoyed a fruitful working relationship with IHG over many years, a company which shares our passion for the market in which we operate, and our commitment to delivering exceptional customer experiences. We are delighted to announce the completion of our latest joint partnership with Tony Yeung of LJ Partnership, Sir Cliff Richard and Lord Fink.”
Crowne Plaza London ‒ Heathrow T4 is a 456,000-sq ft development with 304 comfortable and modern bedrooms. For event organisers and meeting planners the hotel offers a range of business and meeting facilities including ﬁve meeting rooms accommodating up to 100 people and the very latest technology. In addition, a 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness centre allows delegates to keep their health and fitness goals while away from home.
The hotel features three food and beverage outlets, including the classically-styled Urban Brasserie restaurant serving modern British cuisine, the fashionable Destinations Bar, serving street food and sharing platters as well as innovative and classic cocktails and Tea 4, the elegant lounge setting in the lobby.
This upscale hotel also boasts enhanced facilities such as dedicated quiet zones, a Sleep Advantage Programme, including premium bedding and guaranteed wake up calls, Club Lounge and luxurious bedrooms.
Holiday Inn Express London ‒ Heathrow T4 is a ‘next generation’ Holiday Inn Express hotel. Its 457-room bedrooms have blackout blinds, pillow menus, flat screen smart TVs and the brand’s new larger, cosier beds. For dining, the Holiday Inn Express Bar and Café will serve simple, honest food all day, including the Express breakfast buffet of hot and continental options. Over 100 guest parking spaces are available at the hotels.
The hotels are conveniently located within walking distance of Heathrow’s terminals via a covered link-bridge and with direct access to the London Underground, Heathrow Express train service and nearby motorways.
The two hotels will operate under a franchise agreement with IHG and will be managed by Arora Hotels, a division of the Arora Group. The construction of the hotels has been managed by Grove Developments, the construction division of the Arora Group.