Hilton is to join the growing number of hotel groups locating in or around Heathrow’s T5. The brand has announced plans for a 350-room property to be located in Poyle, just west of the M25 at junction 14, the closest junction to the forthcoming Heathrow terminal.
The hotel will be operated by Hospitality Management Ltd, under a 20-year franchise agreement with Shiva, and is due to open in 2010. The T5 property will be Hilton’s second Heathrow hotel, the other being located close to Terminal 4.
Other new hotels in the area include Travelodge, which recently opened a 295-room T5 property, also located by junction 14 of the M25, and Sofitel, which is due to open the only on-terminal hotel at T5 this summer.
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Report by Mark Caswell