In 2018 we completed works on Heathrow Airport Terminal 4 as part of a massive contract to deliver internal surfaces for 2 hotels. Read all about it here.
Here at Marble and Granite Designs, we have been involved in a project to help build a new hotel in the biggest airport in Europe at Heathrow: Heathrow Airport Terminal 4. Within the hotel grounds there are two sides, Holiday Inn Express (HIX) and Crowne Plaza (CP).
The Crowne Plaza works consist of a mixture of marble and granite surfaces that we supplied, fabricated and fitted: Crema Unimarble from Brachot and the beautiful Natural granite Antique Brown were used in the bathrooms, alongside River White in the hotel bedrooms.
The Holiday Inn Express has the Crema Unimarble.
This material was used for Vanities and Thresholds for the bathrooms. The vanities were mitred (joined at a 45 degree angle) to give a clean, crisp, seamless look with minimal visible joint lines.
The Crowne Plaza rooms were fitted with the beautiful Antique Brown for the Vanities, thresholds, floor tiles, shower plinths and towel holders. The result is a spectacular, inviting and upmarket look and feel that is in line with the customer experience from the overall hotel.
Also, within the bedrooms we fabricated the natural stone granite River White for the luggage racks, bedside boxes as well as the dresser tops. These are important details that add elegance and durability to the hotel rooms.
Speaking about the choice of materials, our MD said:
These colours that our client has chosen for use in this hotel are a great option, adding beauty and simplicity but also practicality. The colours enable each room to have it’s own unique appeal, since each surface is cut from natural stone slabs that never repeat.
About Heathrow Airport Terminal 4
Heathrow Terminal 4 is an airport terminal at Heathrow Airport, the main airport serving London, England, situated to the south of the southern runway, next to the cargo terminal. It is connected to Heathrow Terminals 2 and 3 by the vehicular Heathrow Cargo Tunnel, and by rail with the Heathrow Terminal 4 tube and Heathrow Terminal 4 railway stations.
The terminal was initially designed as a facility for short-haul ‘point-to-point’ traffic, to compensate for its relatively long distance from the airport’s central terminal area (CTA). The layout of the terminal, with passenger boarding gates very close to the check-in and security halls, was designed to facilitate rapid movement of passengers through the building (a requirement for short-haul, business-focused flights).
All SkyTeam members with operations at Heathrow fly from Terminal 4, with the exceptions of Middle East Airlines and Delta Air Lines which use Terminal 3. The latter vacated to Terminal 3 on 14 September 2016 to ease connections with partner Virgin Atlantic.
Terminal 4 is accessed from Junction 14 of the M25 motorway via the A3113 and then the Southern Perimeter Road. It is also accessible from Central London via the M4, exiting at Junction 3. There is a short stay car park directly opposite the terminal and a long stay car park on the other side of the twin rivers.