Surinder Arora, founder and chairman of the Arora Group, and Sanjay Arora, director of the Arora Group, met with key employees of Sofitel London Heathrow this week to celebrate the hotel’s tenth birthday. The hotel, which is owned and operated by the Arora Group, remains the only luxury hotel directly connected to a London Heathrow airport terminal.
Since opening in July 2008, the 605-room hotel has served over 6 million cups of coffee, more than 4 million dinners, made almost 1.7million bedroom bookings for 2.2 million people, and hosted over 30,000 events in its suite of meetings and events facilities, including the 1,300-person capacity Arora Suite.
Ryan Nicholls, General Manager, Sofitel London Heathrow, said: “It is an honour to be leading the team at this fantastic hotel. It has been wonderful to see the hotel develop over the last 10 years and I am proud to have been a part of the Arora family for eight of those years.
“We extend a big thank you to all of our employees who are so essential in making the hotel the success it is, and for ensuring that all our guests have a memorable experience, every time. We would also like to share our gratitude with all our hotel guests who have been loyal to us throughout the years.
“We have many exciting plans in the pipeline and we are looking forward to another ten years of amazing experiences.”
Many employees have been with the hotel since the beginning, including the head housekeeper, Lidia Wiatr, who said: “I’m delighted to be celebrating the hotel’s tenth birthday. I’ve had a fantastic ten years at Sofitel London Heathrow, during which time my career has gone from strength to strength. I am very proud to be part of the team and look forward to many more enjoyable years here.”
Sofitel London Heathrow is an award-winning purpose-built luxury conference and leisure hotel directly connected to Terminal 5. It has 605 stylish guestrooms and a luxury spa with 24-hour gym. There are several eateries including the 3 AA Rosette La Belle Epoque, Le Bar Parisien, Vivre, and Tea 5 Salon.
The hotel provides business travellers and conference delegates with 45 flexible meeting rooms, including the Arora Suite which can accommodate up to 1,300 people for a theatre style conference. Additional facilities allow delegates to hire separate office spaces as well as serviced reception areas.
Sofitel London Heathrow is owned and operated by The Arora Group under a franchise agreement with Accor Hotels.