The new InterContinentalÂ® London – The O2, when it opens late next year, will be a luxury, 453-bedroom, 18-storey hotel and contain a conference centre on its Greenwich Peninsula site.
Management is anticipating a surge in visitors following the 2012 Olympic regeneration project in the vicinity.
Adjacent to The O2, the hotel’s dedicated conference centre will offer 20 multi-functional meeting rooms and a 3,000sqm pillar-free ballroom, one of the largest single event spaces in any European hotel.
Designed to host up to 3,000 delegates, the ballroom will be another option for organisers looking for space for congresses, exhibitions, banquets and award ceremonies.
Raj Shah, Arora Group’s Commercial Director, said: “We are excited to be opening the largest and most luxurious hotel in Greenwich with the largest single pillar free ballroom within a London hotel. This area of London has undergone a dramatic transformation and we are delighted to be part of that ongoing regeneration that renders this area one of the most visited destinations in the city. This hotel will bring a new dimension of leisure and business facilities to Greenwich and Canary Wharf and we believe a welcome new option for meeting planners looking to place large events in the capital with a globally recognised hotel brand.”
InterContinental London – The O2 is managed and operated by The Arora Group under a franchise agreement with the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHGÂ®).
Meanwhile, over in West London, Park Inn by Radisson London Heathrow has launched its new Aviator conference facilities. The hotel claims it now has the largest capacity in Heathrow for residential conferences.
A refurbishment at the hotel has resulted in 41 conference rooms and 26 syndicate rooms, alongside an offer of 895 bedrooms.
Each syndicate and conference room is named after a pioneer of the air, with a description in each room of the historic achievements of each pilot. Andy Warhol styled Pop Art also feaetures famous aviators through the ages on the hotel walls.
This latest project follows closely on the tail of a £10m refurbishment project undertaken at the hotel.
The Park Inn by Radisson London Heathrow is also offering Smart Meetings, a global hospitality concept designed to deliver smart food, drinks, event spaces and technology to support varying guests’ life and work styles.
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