Rebrand for Le Meridien Gatwick
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.