PRESS RELEASE: InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies announces the opening of InterContinental® London – The O2 on the Greenwich Peninsula, London’s rejuvenated historic, entertainment and financial gateway. With 182 InterContinental Hotels & Resorts open worldwide and more than 50 hotels in the global development pipeline, IHG continues to expand the brand’s premium luxury offering in the most sought-after destinations around the world.*
The stunning 453-room InterContinental London – The O2 will bring a new level of glamour to cosmopolitan guests seeking to enjoy the allure of global etiquette, timeless experiences, and the city’s local heritage. Alongside its five destination-inspired food and beverage outlets including The Peninsula Restaurant and rooftop sky bar, Eighteen, the hotel boasts a world-class health spa and sumptuous accommodation – including 59 suites – and the most breath-taking views over London.
Adjacent to the world-renowned O2 Arena and just 400m from North Greenwich underground station and North Greenwich Pier, the hotel offers regular access into central London in as little as 15 minutes. The hotel’s conference centre boasts a 3,100sqm pillar-free ballroom – one of the largest in Europe – with an additional 19 meeting rooms, organiser’s office and an impressive 1,600sqm pre-function space exposing dramatic views of Canary Wharf. The hotel is close to famous attractions within historic Royal Greenwich including The Cutty Sark and Greenwich Observatory, and the Maritime Museum.
InterContinental London – The O2 will operate under a franchise agreement with Meridian Hotel Operations Limited and will be managed by a division of the Arora Group. It is the second London property in the InterContinental Hotels & Resorts portfolio of 30 prestigious European hotel destinations.* The opening of InterContinental London – The O2 joins the recently opened InterContinental® Estoril in Portugal and InterContinental® Bordeaux – Le Grand Hotel in France.
Angela Brav, Chief Executive, Europe, IHG said: “We’re thrilled to be opening InterContinental London – The O2 in one of the greatest cities in the world. Much like InterContinental® Hong Kong or InterContinental® Paris Le Grand, this iconic hotel is set to become a destination in its own right, next to one of the UK’s most popular entertainment venues. We’re enormously proud of our award-winning brand that continues to expand in Europe’s most visited cities. East London is going through an unprecedented transformation and I’m confident InterContinental London – The O2 hotel will be the perfect luxury retreat for both local residents and guests.”
Surinder Arora, Founder and Chairman of the Arora Group, commented: “We are delighted to be partnering once more with IHG, delivering another best in class project. After years of planning and careful design, we can now open the doors to our new InterContinental London – The O2. With our unique position on the river and extensive facilities for business and leisure, the hotel brings a new world-class luxury hotel offering to this vibrant part of the capital and we’re looking forward to welcoming our first guests.”
Today, InterContinental is an award-winning brand, picking up accolades such as the coveted title of “World’s Leading Hotel Brand” at the World Travel Awards last year – an award it has held for six consecutive years; and the title of “Best Hotel Brand Worldwide” in this year’s Business Traveller Middle East Awards.
For further information or bookings, please visit: http://www.ihg.com/intercontinental/hotels/gb/en/london/lonic/hoteldetail
*Figures as at 30th September 2015
For more information please contact: Laura Baker at IHG: firstname.lastname@example.org or Julia Gosling for InterContinental London – The O2: Julia.Gosling@daviestanner.co.uk
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About InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
InterContinental Hotels& Resorts is IHG’s iconic luxury brand with a long and successful heritage, going back 70 years when the first InterContinental was founded in 1946. InterContinental hotels are luxury properties in key cities and resort destinations that attract affluent guests from the world’s most lucrative feeder markets. They are noted landmarks in the cities in which they are located.