Accor is continuing Sofitel’s UK expansion with the rebranding of Le Meridien Gatwick into the Sofitel London Gatwick, together with the planned opening in 2008 of a brand new 600-bedroom hotel at Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 5, Sofitel London Heathrow. Both properties are in a franchise partnership with Arora International Hotels.
Directly connected to Gatwick’s North Terminal and close to the airport’s London Express rail link, the 500-room Sofitel London Gatwick will undergo a major facelift which will include new granite flooring and creation of relaxation zones in the main atrium with a Zen central garden feature.
In the guest rooms, Sofitel’s signature ‘MyBed’ will be introduced to the Executive and Deluxe rooms while in the public areas, a new Library will be created as well as a feature staircase off the atrium leading to the hotel’s new destination cocktail bar - ‘Kuà’ - offering a hint of the Orient in contemporary surroundings. The hotel will have 3 restaurants - Le Café, reminiscent of a Parisian street café, and the stylish La Brasserie with its handpicked produce, together with the existing Gatwick Oriental featuring classic dishes from the Far East.