Bloc Hotels has announced plans to nearly double the size of its Gatwick South Terminal property.
Subject to planning permission, the 231-room extension is set to be added to the existing 245-room hotel, bringing the property to 473 rooms in total (three rooms will be lost from the existing hotel to allow the extension to be attached).
According to the group the extension will be built above the South Terminal, with a passenger bridge linking it to the existing hotel. Bloc added that the aluminium and glass design of the extension building “will appear to float above its base and windows of the new wing will offer stunning runway views”.
The group says that the hotel has been operating at over 90 per cent occupancy since it opened in 2014 – the extension is expected to open in 2021.
Last month Bloc Hotels announced plans for a new property in Glasgow, to be located opposite the city’s Queen Street Station.
Commenting on the extension to the Gatwick property Rob Morgan, managing director at Bloc Hotel Group, said:
“Gatwick Airport has been home to Bloc Hotels for five years and we are delighted to be part of the fabric of this fabulous travel hub. There is unprecedented demand from passengers wanting to stay with us.”
“It’s fantastic to work with Gatwick and give even more guests a direct, easy connection to departures. We pride ourselves on giving guests everything they need to sleep, shower and step out fresh and ready for their flight.”