Planning permission has been given for the Arora Group to build a 298 room hotel at Heathrow.

For the first time in its history the airport will have a hotel in its Central Terminal Area (CTA). The new property will form a core part of the CTA’s redevelopment and will link directly to Terminal 2.

Surinder Arora, Arora Group’s founder and chairman said: “The people at the Arora Group are experts in this kind of development and we proudly bring another hotel to the Heathrow area with a direct connection to the Queen’s Terminal, Terminal 2. It will meet the demand of guests for a new hotel a short walk to Terminal 2 and will have 298 bedrooms, a restaurant and bar.

“Our team has been working hard across the group to enhance our capabilities in commercial property, construction and asset management areas and with some of our recent deals we will manage circa 1,000,000 sqft of commercial real estate, 3,200 bedrooms, with over 1,000 more in the pipeline and over £1.5 billion of property assets under management.”

Stephen Wilkinson, Property Director, Heathrow Airport, said: “This hotel is a further step in Heathrow’s strategy to provide the World’s best airport facilities and services for our passengers. The new hotel will be directly linked to Terminal 2, the Queen’s Terminal and we are confident it will deliver an amazing experience for hotel guests travelling from Heathrow.

“We are proud of our strategic partnership with the Arora Group and this is our second recent terminal-linked hotel development, following the new 750 bed dual hotel at Heathrow’s Terminal 4, which is due for completion in 2017.”