Gatwick Airport announces new hotel
Thu, 21 Oct, 2010
London's Gatwick Airport has unveiled plans to add a new hotel to its range of facilities.
The airport revealed that it has contracted Shiva Hotels Limited to open and administrate a new 192-bedroom mid-market Hampton hotel.
Head of property at Gatwick Airport Emma Rees welcomed the new development, claiming it is "fantastic news" for passengers.
"[Passengers can choose] to stay in one of the existing four star hotels in the North and South Terminals or stay in this more affordable but luxury three star hotel," she said.
Ms Rees went on to say that the move was a "great example" of the new airport management's customer-focused approach to its assets.
Earlier in the year, Gatwick Airport announced plans to integrate its social media presence into its customer services operations.
Work on the project is scheduled to start in early 2011 and be ready to welcome guests in time for the London 2012 Olympic Games.