Hilton Garden Inn Lands at Heathrow Airport Terminal 2
The hotel is the first to be connected to Heathrow’s Central Terminal Building
LONDON - Today Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow Terminal 2 opens its doors to guests. The 369-room hotel, located at Europe’s busiest airport1, 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 year2, 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 10 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. Five more 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.
Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow Terminal 2 is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton's 17 distinct hotel brands. Members who book directly have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi and the Hilton Honors mobile app. Book direct at Hilton.com, through the Hilton Honors app or through other official Hilton channels for more perks and a price match guarantee.
Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow Terminal 2 is located at Heathrow T2, Heathrow, TW6 2GA, United Kingdom. For more information, or to make a reservation, travelers may visit the hotel’s website here or call +44-0208-757-7444. The property is owned and managed by the Arora Group. For more information on Hilton Garden Inn, please visit newsroom.hilton.com/hgi.
1 Heathrow Airport Limited (2018) – Facts and Figures from https://www.heathrow.com/company/company-news-and-information/company-information/facts-and-figures
2 Heathrow Airport Limited (2018) – Facts and Figures from https://www.heathrow.com/company/company-news-and-information/company-information/facts-and-figures
The Arora Group is a successful UK-focused private group of companies, which leverages synergies across its specialist property, construction and hotel divisions to its strategic advantage. Since 1999, the Group has built its standing through meticulously managing projects from inception to delivery and beyond. Today, it owns and manages a diverse portfolio of flagship assets across the nation’s key business locations, partnering with some of the world’s most recognised brands to deliver consistently high service levels and sustainable growth.
For more information please visit www.thearoragroup.com or @Arora_Group
Arora Hotels, a division of the Arora Group, is one of the UK’s leading hotel owner-operators with expertise in airport and city centre hotel operations. Current hotels within the portfolio include Soﬁtel London Heathrow, Soﬁtel London Gatwick and Novotel London Stansted (under a franchise agreement with Accor), Renaissance London Heathrow (under a franchise agreement with Marriott), InterContinental® London ‒ The O2, Holiday Inn Heathrow Terminal 5, Crowne Plaza London Heathrow Terminal 4, Holiday Inn Express® London Heathrow Terminal 4 (under a franchise agreement with IHG), Hilton London Gatwick (under a franchise agreement with Hilton Hotel and Resorts), and Arora Hotel Gatwick/Crawley. An additional luxury country house hotel is currently under development in Windsor and is due to open in 2020.
For more information please visit thearoragroup.com/business/hotels or @AroraHotels
About Hilton Garden Inn
The award-winning Hilton Garden Inn brand provides business and leisure guests upscale, affordable accommodations and unexpected amenities for an experience that is ‘Simply on Another Level.’ The Hilton Garden Inn Promise affirms the brand’s goal to make each guest’s stay better and brighter. Guaranteed. Team Members at more than 860 hotels in 49 countries and territories around the world ensure today’s busy travelers have a bright and satisfying experience, starting with the first hello. As a recognized F&B leader, Hilton Garden Inn serves locally sourced food and beverage at its full-service restaurants and bars, featuring cooked-to-order dishes, handcrafted cocktails, and on-trend small plates. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. For more information about Hilton Garden Inn, visit www.hgi.com or newsroom.hilton.com/hgi, and connect on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising more than 6,100 properties with more than 977,000 rooms, in 118 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its 100-year history, earned a top spot on the 2019 World’s Best Workplaces list, and was named the 2019 Global Industry Leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, more than 106 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can’t buy, plus enjoy instant benefits, including digital check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.