The Arora Group and Whitbread announced the completion of the construction of the new Premier Inn at London Heathrow Airport Terminal 4 set to open in May. Whitbread tapped Grove Developments, the Arora Group's construction division, to develop the new hotel.
The 613-room Heathrow hotel features a direct link to Terminal 4 with access to the free Heathrow Connect train, the Heathrow Express, local businesses and conference venues.
In addition to Premier Inn's latest ID4 bedroom specification, the hotel includes a 322-cover 'Thyme' branded restaurant. Guestroom features include en-suite bathrooms, a Hypnos bed, a choice of pillows, TV with Freeview and free Wi-Fi.
This is the Arora Group's sixth project with Premier Inn within the last six years contributing to Premier Inn's overall UK expansion plans targeting 85,000 guestrooms by 2020. Premier Inn currently operates approximately 68,000 rooms from over 750 sites.
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Surinder Arora, founder and chairman of the Arora Group, said in a statement, "We are privileged to have worked closely with Whitbread, the UK's largest hotel chain by room numbers, over the past few years, with this announcement marking the successful completion of our sixth Premier Inn project within six years. It's been a pleasure for me and the Grove Developments team to work from start to finish with Whitbread to ensure the hotel's specifications are optimum for their Premier Inn customers and delivered in line with their requirements."
Arora Group and Whitbread previously partnered up to open new hotels in transport hub locations, such as Aberdeen Airport, London Stansted, London Holborn, London Heathrow and London Gatwick (North Terminal). The over 700-room London Gatwick (North Terminal) Premier Inn is the largest of the brand in the UK.
Derek Griffin, head of acquisitions, London, South & East England, for Premier Inn, said in a statement, "Our business is built on giving our guests the best locations and delivering on consistency, quality, service and value. Our new T4 hotel at Heathrow will do exactly that, adding 613 bedrooms to our overall airport estate and meaning we have hotels at all of the UK's main airports. By working with the Arora Group on a sixth successful project, we're also demonstrating the effectiveness of our relationships with our property partners. These partnerships are vital as we continue to grow Premier Inn in line with customer demand and bring even more great sites into our network."
Outside of the UK, Premier Inn's expansion plans focus on two key markets, Germany and the Middle East. The company opened its first Frankfurt hotel earlier this year and also operates hotels across the UAE.