A Royal visit marked the official relaunch of the £20m revamp at the Renaissance London Heathrow Hotel.
Guest of honour HRH Duke of York Prince Andrew unveiled a commemorative plaque in the hotel’s glistening new-look lobby, on Thursday (February 4).
This was followed by a tour of the revived hotel with a nostalgic Surinder Arora, founder and CEO of the Arora Group, remembering his days as a waiter in the bar during the seventies.
Mr Arora said: “I am honoured to be joined by The Duke of York, our team, partners and our special guests here today 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 during the 1970s, so to be standing here cutting the ribbon more than 40 years later, remembering those days fondly, is very special.”
The hotel has undergone a complete renovation, which was completed in December 2015, adding 61 new guest rooms to offer 710 bedrooms and suites, on the busy Bath Road in Hounslow.
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.
Stephen Clayton, general manager of Renaissance London Heathrow Hotel added: “I am proud to be part of this landmark event today and 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.