Two new hotels to open at Heathrow T4
The Arora Group and InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) have signed an exclusive agreement with Heathrow to develop two hotels directly connected to the airport’s Terminal 4.
The two adjoining hotels, Crowne Plaza London – Heathrow Terminal 4 and Holiday Inn Express London – Heathrow Terminal 4, are due to open in 2018.
The new hotels will operate under a franchise agreement with IHG and will be managed by Arora Hotels, a division of The Arora Group. The joint venture is being granted a ground lease for the 1-hectare site.
Crowne Plaza London – Heathrow T4 will feature 300 bedrooms and a range of business and meeting facilities including five meeting rooms and two boardrooms.
Meanwhile, the 450-room Holiday Inn Express London – Heathrow T4 will be a ‘next generation’ Holiday Inn Express hotel, featuring the latest technology, an Express Café and Bar and larger cosier beds.
The two hotels will be well connected, located within walking distance from Heathrow’s terminals via an air bridge and with direct access to the London Underground, Heathrow Express train service and nearby motorways.
Surinder Arora, founder and chairman of The Arora Group said: “Following the success of the Sofitel at Terminal 5, this exciting scheme presents the second opportunity for us to work together with Heathrow Airport Limited to bring another best in class facility to Heathrow, this time in partnership with InterContinental Hotels Group. We are also delighted to have on board our other key partner, LJ Group with whom we share a common goal of launching an outstanding hotel as well as creating a long term investment opportunity.”
The construction division of The Arora Group, trading as Grove Developments will oversee the project and has already project managed the build of the 453 bedroom, luxury InterContinental® London – The O2, due to open later this year and featuring one of Europe’s largest pillar free ballrooms. This scheme also includes The Arora Tower with 100 private residences and will be connected to the O2 Arena.