Hotel in Detail:A major construction project from architects Foster + Partners and developed by Riva Bowl Ltd., the Riva Hotel Heathrow when finished will be a 577 room 5 star luxury Heathrow hotel.
13 floors of which half 6 are below ground and 7 above ground (giving a height of 25.6 metres and a site area approximately 8000 Sq. m). The location is on the spot of the former Heathrow bowling Alley which is to be rebuilt as part of the basement area and be open to the public. The hotel will cover 59,816 square metres.
The Riva Hotel will also incorporate a conference centre and ballroom large enough for 1200 guests .
Centre piece of the hotel will be the central Atrium. The Riva hotel features a distinctive layered glass shell, which floods the public spaces with daylight and contributes to a highly efficient energy strategy. The glass envelope is to act as a noise barrier to the aircraft. There are six pavilions which house all the bedrooms which are linked by bridges and wrapped in a unifying glass envelope.
To illuminate the deep building a central atrium runs through the middle of it. The exterior finish features angled metallic cladding behind a projecting stainless steel frame that supports a highly transparent glass shell.
The lobby features a glass deck with views down to the below ground restaurant, shallow pool and waterfall.
The restaurant floor is accessed via a timber walkway and incorporates a business centre, as well as a variety of venues to eat and drink.
The hotel also incorporates a health centre with a pool, gym, saunas and treatment rooms.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Hatton Cross 1 miles (1.6 km), Railway Station: Heathrow Terminals 2-3 1 miles (1.6 km), Motorway: M4 Junction 3 1.2 miles (1.9 km).
The Riva Hotel sits opposite the north side of Heathrow Airport. This is the section closet to the central area which takes in Terminals 2 and 3. There's not a huge amount of facilities within the immediate area. 3/4 of a mile to the East a small parade of shops and local amenities including restaurants. A little further at around 1.5 miles finds the High Street shopping area along the Great West Road at Hounslow. On the ground level of the building is a bowling alley which includes a Barcelos (Flame Grilled Chicken) restaurant. There are a couple of local pubs within half a mile, the White Hart Pub on the Bath Road and the Wheatsheaf Pub on Harlington High Street. There is also a McDonalds half a mile along Bath Road to the west.
Bedroom Numbers: 577