Plans have been announced for the construction of two new hotels at London Heathrow Airport Terminal 4 (T4). The Crowne Plaza London hotel will feature 300 rooms and will include a range of business and meeting facilities containing state-of-the-art technologies. The Holiday Inn Express London will contain 450 rooms and a guest bar and café.
The two hotels will be located within walking distance of London Heathrow and will be connected to T4 via an air bridge. The two hotels will operate under a franchise agreement with InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and will be managed by Arora Hotels, part of the Arora Group.
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 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.”
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 traveling to and from London.”