Arora Group prepares to open dual-branded property in Heathrow

Arora Group prepares to open dual-branded property in Heathrow

Arora Group has entered the final stage in the two-year construction of its two linked Heathrow Terminal 4 hotels.

The dual-branded property, Crowne Plaza London – Heathrow Terminal 4 and Holiday Inn Express London – Heathrow Terminal 4, between them boast a total of 761 bedrooms.

Together will form one of the largest hotel openings in the UK this year.

The hotels are a three-minute walk to the terminal building and when finished in October, will be the largest hotel complex directly connected to a British airport terminal.

Crowne Plaza London ‒ Heathrow T4 is a 456,000-sq ft development, which will feature 304 bedrooms and a range of business and meeting facilities, including five meeting rooms, a state-of-the-art fitness centre, executive lounge and three food and beverage outlets.

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The 457-room Holiday Inn Express London ‒ Heathrow T4 will be a ‘next-generation’ Holiday Inn Express hotel, featuring the latest technology, an Express Bar and Café and the brand’s new larger, cosier beds.

Over 100 guest parking spaces will be available at the hotels.

Andrew Brown, who is the opening general manager for the two hotels, joined the Arora Group in 2014 and was previously general manager at Macdonald Hotels, Q hotels,
De Vere Group and Trust House Forte Group.

Kaushal Niraula, group strategy director, Arora Group, said: “We are delighted to be nearing completion on this fantastic project.

“Constructing hotels on such a scale in such close proximity to Europe’s busiest airport was a challenge, but we have a very experienced team and we are hugely proud of the achievement.

“The two new Terminal 4 hotels will be superbly positioned to cater to the leisure and business travel market.”

The hotels are conveniently located within walking distance of Heathrow’s terminals via a 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 joint venture is being granted a ground lease for the one-hectare site.

The construction of the hotels has been managed by Grove Developments, the construction division of the Arora Group.