Holiday Inn & Staybridge Suites
Bath Road, Heathrow
This 613 guestroom development will house two of IHG’s most recognisable brands in one building. The proposed ‘figure 8’ layout allows a series of internal and external courtyard spaces with guestrooms wrapped around the outside. This layout creates a connected and intimate hotel not normally achieved on such sites. The proposal also seeks to work within the complex framework of a major airport site overcoming many technical and contextual challenges.
The 423 guestroom Holiday Inn, showcases IHG’s newly developed guestroom design. The Hotel has meeting room and conference capacity and extensive public areas set within a striking five storey atrium. Working within the framework of IHG’s ‘Open Lobby’ concept, several distinct offerings have been created, including artisan coffee shop, intimate dining area with theatre kitchen and a vibrant bar.
The 190 guestrooms Staybridge Suites contains the brand demands of comfort with a residential feel. The guestroom scheme provides both all the practical requirements of a private kitchen and living space with a bright and contemporary ensuite and additional storage essential for a long stay brand. The Public Areas continue the residential feel featuring a guest pantry and gathering zone, intimate seating groups, a small meeting space and walled private terrace. A guest laundry and gym are also housed within the tight footprint. Both Hotels share back of house areas allowing combined staffing and staff facilities, shared access for deliveries and linen storage creating better operational efficiency and ultimately reducing costs for the Client.