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.
The 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 singer Cliff Richard at the event attended by local partners, clients and stakeholders.
The opening marks the completion of Arora Group’s 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, said: “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 featuring 304 bedrooms, business and meeting facilities including ﬁve meeting rooms accommodating up to 100 people and a fitness centre.
The hotel also features three food and beverage outlets, including the classically-styled Urban Brasserie restaurant serving modern British cuisine, Destinations Bar, serving street food and sharing platters as well as the Tea 4 lounge in the lobby.
Holiday Inn Express London ‒ Heathrow T4 is described as a “next generation” Holiday Inn Express hotel. It has 457-room bedrooms and Holiday Inn Express Bar and Café. Over 100 guest parking spaces are available at the hotels.
The two hotels will operate under a franchise agreement with IHG and will be managed by Arora Hotels, a division of the Arora Group.