Crowne Plaza Welcomes New Operator at Heathrow Airport

April 8, 2011

On behalf of LRG and InterContinental Hotels Group, Davis Coffer Lyons has secured Indian Restaurant, ERIKI, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at Heathrow Airport.

The restaurant will comprise a 3,155 sq ft self-contained premises alongside the existing offers of Orwell’s Brasserie and Bar and O’Driscolls Irish Pub, serving the four-star hotel’s 463 rooms, golf club customers and local diners.

ERIKI’s first Indian fine dining concept in Swiss Cottage which offers a homely, pan-Indian menu, opened to critical acclaim in 2002. The menu offers a variety of regional cuisines amongst a bright Rajasthani setting.

Sat Lally, founder of ERIKI, said:“It is fantastic that ERIKI’s reputation as a neighbourhood favourite has led to its expansion in such a dominant international environment. There is a glut of new Indian operators competing in an increasingly popular market, so it is great to be successful and we will look forward to drawing on our experiences to create something very special for the Crowne Plaza”.

Alice Keown, Davis Coffer Lyons, said: “Indian cuisine has dominated the market now for some time and there is a lot of competition for large sites like this one. So we are delighted for this opportunity considering the Crowne Plaza’s consistently high occupancy and mix of guest. ERIKI has a very unique offering which has become a well-respected and much-loved operator in North West London, and it is a great time for them to expand into this market.”