PRINCE’S RENAISSANCE: Duke of York opens revamped hotel
PRINCE Andrew, the Duke of York unveiled a plaque at a Heathrow hotel last week which has undergone a £20million revamp.
Prince Andrew was welcomed to the Renaissance London Heathrow Hotel on Thursday by Surinder Arora, chief executive of the Arora Group, who started his career as a waiter at the hotel in the 1970s.
He said: “I was honoured to be joined by The Duke of York, our team, partners and our special guests to mark the official re-launch of this impressive hotel after such an extensive transformation.
“The hotel and I have a unique relationship from my time as a waiter in the bar, so to be standing here cutting the ribbon more than 40 years later, remembering those days fondly, is very special.”
The hotel in Bath Road has had 61 new rooms added and now boasts 710 bedrooms and suites.
All areas have received
a makeover from its conference and events spaces, to introducing a new restaurant – Market Garden – as well upgrading the bar and lounge areas.
Renaissance general manager, Stephen Clayton, said: “I am proud to lead a team fully committed to delivering a first class hotel experience that unequivocally reflects the extensive investment in the property.”
The hotel is located close to Heathrow Airport’s central terminals 1, 2 and 3.
RENAISSANCE: The Duke of York on a tour of the revamped Renaissance Hotel, Heathrow, with Surinder Arora and Amy McPherson (above and right)
PLEASED TO BE BACK: Arora group chief executive Surinder Arora started his career at the Renaissance London Heathrow Hotel
n LAUNCH: Prince Andrew, the Duke of York (above) and Renaissance Hotel general manager Stephen Clayton
n STYLISH: Bar 11