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Sneak preview of Terminal 5 hotel

Wed, 03 Oct, 2007

The first preview of the only hotel to adjoin London Heathrow's hotly-anticipated Terminal 5 was unveiled today.

Costing £180 million to build the hotel will boast 605 bedrooms and an array of conference and meeting rooms.

It will also be directly connected to Terminal 5 via a link bridge to one of the hotel's impressive glass atriums.

Chairman of Arora International Hotels Surinder Arora commented that the new hotel will be "the gateway to the world".

"As the world focuses its attention more on our capital city and Heathrow Airport in the run-up to the 2012 London Olympic Games, the new Sofitel will represent world-class hospitality," he said.

It is thought the hotel will drive more business conferences to the location.

Terminal 5 is due to open in March next year and is currently undergoing six months of final preparation work.

Gordon Ramsey will be offering passengers quality cuisine as they pass through the airport's gates as one of his eateries is confirmed to line up against other restaurateurs in the terminal.

Joe Evans

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