Take a look inside new 131-room hotel in Grade II-listed building near Gatwick Airport
Nine Group has opened the first hotel in the UK under Marriott International’s Four Points brand, on the site of a former coaching inn dating from the 1500s.
The 131-room Four Points by Sheraton London Gatwick Airport will target local residents as well as travellers, with the inclusion of the Halt and Pull gastropub on the site.
The hotel, which opened on March 29, will take Nine Group to 12 properties in the UK.
The hotel and Grade II-listed pub have been closed since 2013, when parent company Cordial Hotels went into administration, and had been operated under the Menzies Hotels flag. Nine Group has been supported by funding from Oaknorth as it transformed the site into a four-star hotel.
Vivek Chadha, managing director & founder of Nine Group, said: “We have enjoyed working with Marriott International, bringing the popular Four Points brand to the UK. The hotel will offer a high-quality experience to travellers using Gatwick Airport for both business and pleasure.
“Opening during the pandemic and revitalising this historic site illustrates our faith in the long-term prospects of the hospitality sector.”
The pub was previously trading as The Chequers and was a popular venue for locals. It will reopen offering craft beers and locally-inspired dining.
Chadha said: “This property has been welcoming guests since 1537 and it has been fascinating to restore it, including our own design approach to create a new neighbourhood hub. The building has retained its unique features and we can’t wait to see it thriving again.”
Four Points by Sheraton London Gatwick Airport is located just 2 miles from the airport terminals offering easy and fast transport links. The hotel has its own restaurant, eight event rooms and 200 parking spaces. You can also choose to leave your car by booking a parking inclusive packages.