Say Goodbye to the 4am Wake Up Call!

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    February 2014 will see the opening of BLOC Gatwick, a 245 room hotel which marks a step change in contemporary affordable accommodation and features a level of technological innovation never seen before in a UK hotel. BLOC rooms fuse the design values of a boutique hotel with honest pricing, as rooms lead in at £59 per night, negating the need for a costly early morning taxi to make that flight or have a comfortable bed for the night. BLOC hotels are based on fresh thinking to solve the equation of form, function and price in hotels. There are four key areas of where they differ from any of their competitors:

    Technology. For the first time ever in the UK, booking a room and door entry can be achieved by guests using their own NFC-enabled smart phone. Once in the room, BLOC’s mobile app will allow smart phone users to control room features such as multi layered lighting, Samsung air conditioning, electric blackout blinds, Samsung Smart LED TV. Alternatively they can use the Samsung Galaxy 2 10.1 tablet present in every room to do the same. This integrated technology offering is the most advanced of any hotel in the UK. A super fast broadband connection and free WiFi complete the picture.

    Design. BLOC hotels combine British brains with the pick of international design partners. All rooms feature the highest specification finishes; king-sized beds with luxurious Egyptian cotton bed-linen, Spanish Roca monsoon drench showers, Missoni-designed Swedish Bolon flooring, Italian lighting by Artemide, wet rooms with Italian tiles and with Roca fittings. A Premium Floor and a Business Floor in turn provide addition design features and optimized conditions for the frequent international traveller.

    Location. BLOC Gatwick hotel could not be more convenient. The building sits on top of the South Terminal and its reception area and lifts are steps from the departure security gates. Travellers will now waste no time going from the comfort of their bed to through to Departures. BLOC rooms offer the shortest distance available from bed through to departure gate of any European airport hotel.

    Price. Ground breaking technology, engineered comfort, and sleek design do not mean elevated prices with BLOC hotels. Rooms start at BLOC Gatwick start from £59 per room, per night – and this price is available every night of the year. BLOC has also negotiated special rates for its guests in all sorts of aspects of the airport such as parking, restaurants, airport lounges and duty free goods.

    Daniel Fountain / 07.12.2013

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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