The Arora Group has announced new agreements with Hilton that will see the companies grow their partnership at key London airports.
Arora says its latest planned development, a new 360-guest room hotel at Heathrow Terminal 2, is set to open as Hilton Garden Inn. The new hotel is expected to open next year, and will be the only hotel with direct links to the Queen’s Terminal.
Additionally, the Arora Hotel Gatwick/Crawley will undergo an extensive refurbishment ahead of re-opening next winter as DoubleTree by Hilton.
Hilton London Gatwick Airport will be subject to a significant investment programme, enhancing the flagship hotel over the coming three years.
The Arora Group claims it has now become the UK’s largest privately owned owner-operator of hotels, with 4,000 bedrooms under management and 2,300 employees.
Group founder and chairman Surinder Arora (pictured) said: “It is a pleasure to work with Hilton, and we are honoured that our track record for delivering premium service for hotel guests as a trusted partner has been recognised in this agreement.
“We take utmost care in ensuring each of our hotels is branded appropriately for the asset, in line with our strategy to partner with world-leading hotel brands under a franchise model.”
Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, EMEA, Hilton said: “Hilton’s continued partnership with Arora Group at the UK’s two busiest passenger hubs solidifies our position as the fastest growing hotelier at European airports, with 50 hotels trading or under development at key transport centres. Having pioneered the concept of the airport hotel, we are pleased to be working with Arora Group to grow our portfolio.”