Media Release: Opening of Chardon managed four-star Holiday Inn at London Southend Airport

Southend Airport Hotel

THE full-service £10 million four-star hotel Holiday Inn at London Southend Airport, managed by one of the leading UK hotel management companies, Chardon Management, has opened to provide high-quality and convenient facilities for airport passengers and staff, as well as local business users and discerning restaurant diners.

In a first for Holiday Inn in the UK, the five-storey hotel features a magnificent, fully sound-proofed rooftop bar and restaurant, called the 1935 Rooftop Restaurant & Bar. It has capacity for more than 70 customers, plus an exclusive private dining room. Both hotel guests and visitors to the airport can take in spectacular panoramic views of the airport and surrounding area whilst enjoying their drinks or dinner.

In addition to 129 air-conditioned bedrooms, including 27 executive rooms and four King Superior, the hotel offers a variety of state-of-the-art conference and banqueting facilities for up to 150 guests, as well as a choice of meeting and break-out rooms.

Chardon Management managing director, Robert Crook, said: “Situated just a few minute’s walk from Southend Airport, the hotel is ideal for the business traveller. And at only 35 miles from Canary Wharf and 40 miles from central London, it offers a great base for visiting London, whether on business or leisure.

“The rooftop restaurant and bar is truly spectacular. Flooded with natural daylight through floor to ceiling windows, it offers outstanding views of the surrounding area.”

Managing director of London Southend Airport, Alastair Welch, said: “This hotel is a key part of Stobart’s plans to modernise London Southend airport, with superior quality and convenience both vital aspects of its success.

“This hotel hugely improves facilities for passengers and flight crew using the airport and provides an exciting new resource for local businesses. I believe the new restaurant will become a destination venue for both the local community and people travelling from outside the town.”

London Southend Airport is a fast developing facility serving business and leisure passengers flying within the UK, Europe and beyond. Chardon Management was appointed by the Stobart Group.


For further information please contact Nicola Taylor at Chardon Management tel 0141 333 0545

Issued on behalf of Chardon Management by Liquorice Media tel 0141 561 4018

Date 25th October 2012.


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