The development will consist of an upscale 4-star international branded hotel operated by the Arora Group with over 300 bedrooms including serviced apartments, spa and leisure facilities and meetings and events space including a ballroom. There will also be over 200 residential apartments.
Located in the heart of Staines town centre, the scheme with a Gross Development Value of circa £182m will create over 350 new jobs and be a “catalyst” for the wider planned regeneration of the town.
Surinder Arora, founder and executive chairman of Arora Group, said: “We are incredibly proud to have been awarded this development opportunity and look forward to working with Spelthorne Council to kick start the regeneration of the town centre.
“We genuinely believe that the area needs the introduction of anew 4-star hotel development not only to service existing business and leisure customers but also to attract new opportunities to the area.”
Cllr Ian Harvey, leader of Spelthorne Council, said: “I am absolutely delighted that the Arora Group will be delivering this high-class riverside development which marks a key stage in our plans to regenerate the town.
“When the consultation phase begins, I think residents will be pleasantly surprised by the clever design features and range of the facilities being proposed by Arora.”
He added: “My aim has always been to find sustainable investment models for Spelthorne and the agreement with Aroraensures the land is being used in a way which continues to generate income for council services over the long-term rather than being sold for a one-off payment.”