The Arora Group has been awarded the project to plan and develop a £182m hotel-led, mixed-use development scheme on Staines-upon-Thames' riverfront.
The development will consist of a four-star branded hotel operated by the Arora Group, with more than 300 bedrooms, serviced apartments, spa and leisure facilities and a meetings and events space, as well as a ballroom. Additionally, there will be more than 200 residential apartments.
Surinder Arora, founder and executive chairman of Arora Group, said: "We are incredibly proud to have been awarded this development opportunity and look forward to working with Spelthorne Council to kick start the regeneration of the town centre. We genuinely believe that the area needs the introduction of a new four-star hotel development, not only to service existing business and leisure customers but also to attract new opportunities to the area."
Councillor Ian Harvey, leader of Spelthorne Borough Council, said: "I am absolutely delighted that the Arora Group will be delivering this high-class riverside development, which marks a key stage in our plans to regenerate the town. When the consultation phase begins, I think residents will be pleasantly surprised by the clever design features and range of the facilities being proposed by Arora."
The Arora Group of companies incorporates Arora Hotels, which owns and operates hotels such as the InterContinental London – the O2, the Sofitel London Heathrow and Fairmont Windsor Park, which is due to open at the end of the year after undergoing a multimillion-pound transformation from the Savill Court Hotel & Spa.
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