Holiday Inn Southend
The £10 million hotel next to the Harp House Roundabout provides high quality and convenient facilities for airport passengers and staff, as well as local business users and restaurant diners.The striking 129-bedroom hotel is just a few minutes’ walk from the London Southend Airport terminal and railway station.
In a first for Holiday Inn in the UK, the five-storey hotel has a magnificent, fully sound-proofed rooftop bar and restaurant, called the 1935 Rooftop Restaurant & Bar; a reference to the year that airport opened as a municipal airport for the public. Guests enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the airport and surrounding area whilst enjoying their drinks or dinner. The 1935 Rooftop Restaurant & Bar seats seventy customers, plus an exclusive private dining room for ten. It is open for breakfast, dinner and Sunday lunch.
In order to accommodate all types of guests, Holiday Inn Southend includes a variety of spacious twin, double, family, interconnecting and specifically adapted rooms for wheelchair users. All the bedrooms will be furnished to a high standard featuring 37 inch LCD HD Ready TVs, high speed Wi-Fi, trademark Holidreamer beds, a pillow menu, spacious bathrooms and ample space to both work and relax. For a small supplement, the hotel has twenty eight Executive rooms and four luxurious King Superior rooms.
Holiday Inn Southend Airport also offers state-of-the-art conference and banqueting facility in the Laker Suite for up to 150 guests – the name selected as a tribute to Sir Freddie Laker, the airline entrepreneur who operated from London Southend Airport in the 1950’s. There is also a choice of smaller meeting rooms entitled Ambassador, Britannia and Carvair, in homage to planes that feature prominently in London Southend Airport’s history.