Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow Terminal 2 opens its doors to guests. The 369-room hotel located at Europe’s busiest airport, is the latest addition to the growing Hilton Garden Inn portfolio and opens following Hilton’s 100th anniversary last month. Operating under a franchise agreement with Arora Group, the hotel becomes the 11th property to be added to the Arora Group portfolio.
Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow Terminal 2 features runway views and is the first and only hotel at Heathrow Airport to provide guests with direct access to the Queen’s Terminal via a walkway, allowing them to reach departure gates in minutes.
“More than 80 million people pass through Heathrow every yea, , and we are delighted to offer guests a great accommodation option to make their travel journey that much smoother,” said Simon Vincent, Executive Vice President and President, EMEA, Hilton. “Hilton pioneered the concept of the airport hotel back in 1959, so we are proud to be opening the doors to our second Hilton Garden Inn property at Heathrow as we celebrate our 100th Anniversary.”
Arora Group Founder and Chairman, Surinder Arora, commented, “This hotel is special, not just for us but for the Heathrow market too. We are delighted to be partnering with Hilton Garden Inn and delivering the service, excellence and passion of Arora Group, whilst based at the convenience of Heathrow’s Central terminal area. It is an exciting time for us and we are thrilled to open the hotel alongside Arora Group’s 20th anniversary and Hilton’s 100th anniversary.”
The 14-floor property features 369 comfortable guest rooms, including 23 family rooms and 10 suites offering an adjoining seating area with a sofa bed and a 55-inch HDTV. Guests have access to numerous amenities and services, including complimentary Wi-Fi throughout, a 24-hour business center, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and The Shop – a 24-hour, grab-and-go retail space, offering a mix of healthy, indulgent and fresh foods and a self-serve specialty coffee bar. Additionally, for meetings and events professionals, the hotel has five high-tech meeting rooms, with the largest capacity for up to 65 people.
Guests can indulge at the hotel’s main restaurant, The Apron, and enjoy a hearty breakfast, lunch or dinner. After a long flight, guests can visit the Runway Bar on the hotel’s rooftop (opening August 2019), and enjoy a range of cocktails and small plates while overlooking 360º views of Heathrow’s runway.
“With more than ten properties now open in the U.K., we are delighted to be expanding our Hilton Garden Inn portfolio with the opening of Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow Terminal 2,” said John Greenleaf, Global Head of Hilton Garden Inn. “We look forward to offering guests easy access to and from Heathrow’s terminals and making their travels even more enjoyable with our bright and welcoming hospitality.”
Hilton pioneered the airport hotel concept with the 1959 opening of Hilton San Francisco and today has more than 470 airport hotels across the world. The opening of Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow Terminal 2 marks another milestone in Hilton’s airport journey in Europe, Middle East and Africa and a further five airport properties are expected to open in EMEA this year, including Hilton Garden Inn Paris Orly Airport and Hilton Garden Inn Bucharest Airport.
The hotel is within proximity to frequent transport links, allowing guests to reach London in just 15-minutes using Heathrow Express. There are also several convenient and nearby attractions including, the picturesque Windsor Castle and Thorpe Park for thrill seekers.
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