Bloc’s landmark four-storey development will add 231 new bedrooms to its existing 245-bedroom hotel in Gatwick South Terminal.
The new designed hotel will provide a mix of accommodation “suited for all”, including families to business travellers.
The “modern” design will appear to float above its base and windows of the new wing will offer stunning runway views. The roof-top extension will be built above the South Terminal and linked to the existing Bloc Gatwick by a passenger bridge.
Rob Morgan, managing director at Bloc Hotel Group, said; “Gatwick Airport has been home to Bloc Hotels for five years and we are delighted to be part of the fabric of this fabulous travel hub. There is unprecedented demand from passengers wanting to stay with us.”
“It’s fantastic to work with Gatwick and give even more guests a direct, easy connection to departures. We pride ourselves on giving guests everything they need to sleep, shower and step out fresh and ready for their flight.”
Emma Rees, head of property at Gatwick Airport, added: “Bloc’s entrance sits just a few metres from South Terminal’s Departures, so extending the hotel will provide even more of our passengers with super-fast, convenient access to our terminals.
“The hotel is a fantastic option for travellers with an early flight and many of the new rooms will also offer guests spectacular views of the busiest single runway in the world.”
The Bloc Gatwick extension is expected to commence operations in 2021.