LONDON—InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announced the signing of its third InterContinental property for London: InterContinental London The O2.
The new hotel is scheduled to open in 2015 when it will take its place alongside its sister properties InterContinental London Westminster, which has been open for less than a year, and InterContinental London Park Lane which is a long-established destination in the Capital.
The 452-room InterContinental London The O2 will operate under a franchise agreement with Meridian Hotel Operations Limited and will be managed by Arora Hotels.
The hotel will feature a health spa, numerous restaurants, a club lounge, main bar and a sky bar with 180-degree views over Canary Wharf and the River Thames. InterContinental London The O2 will also feature a 3000 square-meter, open-plan hotel ballroom, the largest pillar-free ballroom in Europe.
The new hotel is located on the Greenwich Peninsula, immediately adjacent to The O2 Arena and at the heart of one of the largest regeneration areas in the UK. The O2 Arena hosts nearly 200 events annually, attracting approximately 7.5 million visitors.
InterContinental London The O2 is the 53rd hotel in the pipeline for the InterContinental hotel brand.