The Arora Group and Whitbread has announced that they have completed a new Premier Inn hotel that is directly connected to London Heathrow’s Terminal 4. Grove developments, the construction division of the company was commissioned for the new hotel, which has been built especially for Premier Inn.
Premier Inn took legal possession of the new development this month and it is hoped that the hotel will be open to guests in May. Terminal 4 is the sixth project The Arora Group has undertaken with Premier Inn over the course of the last six years. This means that The Arora Group is making an important contribution to the UK expansion of Premier Inn. This project also allowed The Arora Group to improve their expertise in airports and their end-to-end development capabilities. Premier Inn is planning to expand so that they can offer 85,000 bedrooms by 2020. At the minute, the hotel chain has around 68,000 bedrooms operating on more than 750 sites.
The Arora Group was commissioned by Whitbread to deliver Premier Inn’s new London Hotel. This continues the companies’ previous working relationship which has seen new hotels opened at key locations for transport hubs around the UK. Some of these locations include Aberdeen Airport, London Stanstead, London Holborn and London Gatwick’s North Terminal. The hotel located near London Gatwick is currently the largest Premier Inn in the UK, with more than 700 bedrooms.
The new Heathrow hotel includes 613 bedrooms and is linked to Terminal 4 through a short covered walkway. The hotel has rooms that meet the new Premier Inn ID4 specification, and also includes 322 cover restaurant that has been branded ‘Thyme’. The restaurant will serve meals throughout the day including the popular and award-winning Premier Inn breakfast. The hotel also benefits from the free Heathrow Connect train as well as the Heathrow Express.