Arora Group has entered the final stage in the two-year construction of its dual-branded hotel development at London Heathrow Airport Terminal 4.
When completed in October, the hotels will be the largest hotel complex directly connected to a British airport terminal.
Crowne Plaza London â' Heathrow T4 is a 456,000 sq ft development with 304 bedrooms, five meeting rooms and three food and beverage outlets. The 457-bedroom Holiday Inn Express London â' Heathrow T4 will feature an Express Bar and Café.
Andrew Brown is the opening general manager for the two hotels, having joined the Arora Group in 2014. He previously held general manager positions with Macdonald Hotels, Q Hotels, De Vere Group and Trust House Forte Group.
Kaushal Niraula, group strategy director of the Arora Group, said: "We are delighted to be nearing completion on this fantastic project. Constructing hotels on such a scale in such close proximity to Europe's busiest airport was a challenge, but we have a very experienced team and we are hugely proud of the achievement."
The hotels are connected to Heathrow by a link-bridge and with direct access to the London Underground, Heathrow Express train service and nearby motorways.
The two hotels will operate under a franchise agreement with InterContinental Hotel Group and will be managed by Arora Hotels, a division of the Arora Group.
The joint venture is being granted a ground lease for the one-hectare site. The construction of the hotels has been managed by Grove Developments, the construction division of the Arora Group.
Arora's airport hotel portfolio already includes the Sofitel London Heathrow at Terminal 5, Renaissance London Heathrow, Sofitel London Gatwick and Hilton London Gatwick airport.
The group is also set to open a Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow Airport in early 2019. On completion of the project, the Arora Group will become the first company with hotels connected to all Heathrow and Gatwick terminals.