Luxury hotel set to open just a stone’s throw from 02
Visitors to the 02 will soon be able to rest their heads in a luxury hotel a stone’s throw from the famous arena.
The luxurious Intercontinental London – The 02 boasts 453 bedrooms across 18 floors and a 3,000sqm pillar-free ballroom – one of the largest single event spaces in any European hotel.
The hotel and conference centre also includes a luxury spa, hotel bar, two restaurants – comprising a fine dining and all-day dining experience – as well as a 18th floor Sky Bar boasting an uninterrupted, panoramic view across the water to Canary Wharf and beyond.
Designed to the highest sustainability standards and located immediately adjacent to The O2, the InterContinental London – The O2 will feature a dedicated conference centre complete with 20 multi-functional meeting rooms. Accommodating as many as 3000 delegates, the hotel’s ballroom will rival many of its current London counterparts, attracting a range of events from congresses, exhibitions to banquets and award ceremonies as part of its full service offering.
With its enviable position on the banks of the River Thames, visitors can enjoy breathtaking views of the water and neighbouring Canary Wharf. The hotel’s location also benefits from easy riverboat access into Greenwich Pier and is only 400m from North Greenwich tube station where guests can reach London’s West End within 15 minutes. London City Airport, carrying more than 3 million visitors each year and serving the many business travellers into Canary Wharf and the City of London, is within six miles of the hotel.
Raj Shah, Arora Group’s Commercial Director, commented: “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. With the Olympics, 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.”
The hotel is currently in construction as part of a 7.6 acre development scheme on the Greenwich Peninsula, a destination enjoying a huge surge in visitors following the 2012 Olympic regeneration project and is set to be complete at the end of the year.