The ibis family of brands is doing a double at London Heathrow.
Accor is now offering not one, but two budget hotels – ibis and ibis budget – near Terminal 5 at London Heathrow Airport. Earlier this year, the French group took advantage of the takeover of a property from the British Travelodge group to offer an ibis budget. The 297-room hotel was then completely renovated and redesigned to reopen with a dual offer. On the one hand, travellers will find 241 ibis budget rooms at very affordable rates, but they can also choose to stay in an ibis hotel with 56 rooms, some of which can accommodate up to four people.
Each of these rooms has a flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi – Wi-Fi is also offered at the ibis budget – and contemporary design elements. This is because, in this refurbishment, the ibis hotel embraces the Plaza urban interior design concept, which has already been deployed in two other ibis recently opened in the UK, in Bridgewater in April and London Sutton in July.
In terms of services, both hotels share a bar and restaurant, Charlie’s Corner. In addition, convenient take-away meals will be available for travellers with early flight departures. ” This is another example of how these two successful brands can work together to enhance the offering for our customers and add value to our partners’ investments
,” said Philip Lassman, Accor’s vice president of development for Northern Europe. With this new development, the French group completes its network around the London hub, with the two new hotels joining the existing Sofitel, ibis Styles and another ibis.
I’m Michelle, and I love to travel. As a former hotel expert for one of the world’s largest hotel chains, I’ve stayed in nearly every type of room imaginable (including many that were not so desirable!). Nowadays, I am fortunate enough to be able to explore the world on my own terms. From international flights to learning different languages, there is nothing too far out of reach!