LONDON—IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) has opened InterContinental London – The O2 on the Greenwich Peninsula. The 453-room includes 59 suites; five destination-inspired food and beverage outlets, including The Peninsula Restaurant and rooftop sky bar, Eighteen; and a health spa.
Adjacent to the O2 Arena, the hotel offers access into central London in as little as 15 minutes. The hotel’s conference center features a nearly 33,400-sq.-ft., pillar-free ballroom, with an additional 19 meeting rooms, organizer’s office and just over 17,200 sq. ft. of pre-function space with views of Canary Wharf. The hotel is close to attractions within historic Royal Greenwich such as 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 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, CEO, Europe, IHG said: “Much like InterContinental Hong Kong and InterContinental Paris Le Grand, this iconic hotel is set to become a destination in its own right, next to one of the U.K.’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: “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.”
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts currently has 182 hotels open worldwide and more than 50 hotels in the global development pipeline.