The Arora Group has announced plans to develop a mixed-use hotel and residential complex on “prime riverfront land” in Staines-upon-Thames.

The development will include a 300-room four-star hotel, which will carry an as-yet-undisclosed “international brand”, and will offer serviced apartments as well as a ballroom, spa and leisure facilities.

The £182 million scheme will also offer 200 residential apartments, and will be located on the site of Bridge Street Car Park and Hanover House, next to Staines Bridge.

Staines-upon-Thames is situated in the county of Surrey, around five miles from Heathrow airport.

Existing hotels in the town include the Premier Inn Staines-upon-Thames, the Travelodge Staines, and the Mercure Staines-upon-Thames.

Arora Hotels (a division of the Arora Group) owns/operates several properties at and around London airports, including Sofitel London Heathrow, Sofitel London Gatwick, Novotel London Stansted, Renaissance London Heathrow, Holiday Inn Heathrow Terminal 5, Crowne Plaza London Heathrow Terminal 4, Holiday Inn Express London Heathrow Terminal 4, Hilton London Gatwick, Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow Terminals 2 and 3, and Arora Hotel Gatwick/Crawley.

The group also operates the Intercontinental London – The O2 (for a Tried and Tested review click here), and is currently developing the Fairmont Windsor Park, which is due to open in early 2021.

As previously reported by Business Traveller, the Fairmont property will be located on the site of the former Savills Court Hotel and Spa, next to Windsor Great Park.

Fairmont to open hotel next to Windsor Great Park

Commenting on the news councillor Ian Harvey, leader of Spelthorne Council said that the development marked “a key stage in our plans to regenerate the town”, while Surinder Arora, founder and executive chairman of Arora Group (pictured above), said:

“We are incredibly proud to have been awarded this development opportunity and look forward to working with Spelthorne Council to kick start the regeneration of the town centre. We genuinely believe that the area needs the introduction of a new 4-star hotel development not only to service existing business and leisure customers but also to attract new opportunities to the area”.