We’ve written previously about our popular park and fly Stansted Airport service as well as our artfully prepared breakfasts. Guests have enjoyed these services for some time, and they continue to bring guests back to our Stansted B&B for multiple stays when travelling through Stansted – so neither should be a surprise to our regular blog readers. What is a surprise? Stansted Airport is under new ownership and they have big ideas for the future.
Park and Fly Stansted Airport: M.A.G. Takes Ownership
An £80 million investment to improve the terminal building Stansted Airport is helping new owners, M.A.G make big improvements at Stansted this year. M.A.G. plans to have brand new shopping and retail areas open to the public by the end of 2015. Interested in what is coming? Here are a few retailers we find pretty exciting.
- Starbucks – The first Starbucks Evenings concept at a European airport, featuring a wine and tapas menu.
- Harris and Hoole – An airport first, using the latest barista methods and the high street’s highest graded coffee.
- Halobar- A specially designed champagne bar, exclusive to Stansted Airport.
- Wetherspoon – The Windmill Pub will be relocating into a brand new space, with a striking new design as part of their £2.4m investment.
See the full list of retailers here.
While retail improvements are in the works now, M.A.G. spent 2014 making other changes to Stansted. Mainly, expanding the space for security and check in, in addition to creating what they have deemed the “calm zone” where passengers can collect themselves and their belongings after going through security. A dedicated waiting area for those picking up passengers has also been added – a great benefit for those utilising our Park and Fly Stansted Airport service.
Stay at Harwood House – Park and Fly Stansted Airport
Let us be clear – our park and fly service is NOT an hourly shuttle service like those found at surrounding hotels and bed and breakfasts. Instead, owner Ian is a licensed taxi driver and offers taxi service to and from the Airport at your convenience. No waiting necessary! Harwood House is only a 9 minute drive from Stansted and Ian loves being a real wow for guests when he sweeps in to pick them up right after exiting the plane, even at 1am. Simply stay one night with us and you can take advantage of our Park and Fly Stansted Airport service as well as enjoy our delicious hand prepared breakfast (Ian does that too!) that guests rave about.