InterContinental Hotels Group has announced an exclusive agreement with Heathrow Airport, to develop two hotels directly connected to London Heathrow 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 one-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 to enable guests to be at their most productive during their stay.
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 extremely 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.
Heathrow Airport is one of the World’s leading international airports, serving 75 million air passengers annually.
Robert Shepherd, chief development officer, Europe, IHG said: “We’re delighted to be working with Surinder Arora and his team on another exciting development.
“Dual branded hotel developments are attractive for hotel investors because of the significant cost savings and operating efficiencies; and they give guests a choice of two great hotels in the one location depending on their needs.
“We’re confident this fantastic combination, coupled with the hotels’ great location will make these two hotels the number one choice for business and leisure guests travelling to and from London.”