His Royal Highness joined Surinder Arora, Founder and Chairman of the Arora Group which operates the hotel, in a ceremony attended by local partners, businesses, stakeholders, clients and guests.
The event, held in the hotel’s remodelled lobby, incorporated the unveiling of a commemorative plaque by The Duke to mark the official re launch followed by a private tour of the new luxury hotel.
Completed in December last year, the £20 million refurbishment encompassed all areas of the hotel including upgrading its 3,000sqm conference and events space, reconfiguring the public areas to introduce a new restaurant, bar and lobby lounge and adding 61 new stylish guestrooms bringing the total count of bedrooms and suites to 710.
Speaking at the event, Surinder Arora, commented, “I am honoured to be joined by The Duke of York, our team, partners and our special guests here today to mark the official re-launch of this impressive hotel after such an extensive transformation. The hotel and I have a unique relationship from my time as a waiter in the bar during the 1970’s, so to be standing here cutting the ribbon more than 40 years later, remembering those days fondly, is very special.”
Stephen Clayton, General Manager of Renaissance London Heathrow Hotel added, “I am proud to be part of this landmark event today and lead a team fully committed to delivering a first class hotel experience that unequivocally reflects the extensive investment in the property.”
Located on the main perimeter road, the Renaissance London Heathrow is the closest hotel to the airport’s central terminals and offers 710 guestrooms, 17 function suites, 5 breakout rooms, a brand new Market Garden restaurant and Bar Eleven as well as an impressive 700 parking spaces onsite, providing frequent business travellers and leisure guests with fast, regular access to the airport via shuttle or the convenience of a park and fly option. 97 of the hotel’s executive rooms and the refurbished Renaissance Executive Lounge boast impressive, uninterrupted views of the runway.
Additional facilities include a Health Club, Room Service, Concierge, Bureau de Change, ATM and Gift Shop.