Speedo to host athletes and clients at Forman's Fish Island during Olympics

Swimwear brand Speedo has hired Forman's Fish Island's Riviera for hospitality and events during the 2012 Olympic Games.

Speedo names Forman's Fish Island as Olympic base
Speedo names Forman's Fish Island as Olympic base

The Forman’s Fish Island Riviera is a 'Cannes- themed' area, created for the Games' 17-day period.

Located 100 metres from the Victoria Gate to the Olympic Park, the space will feature palm trees, moored yachts and cocktails - served at a dedicated Beach Club bar. Guests will arrive by boat from Central London or be dropped off outside the door.

Speedo is the first company to announce it will be based at the Riviera space during the summer. It wiill take two adjoining suites, totalling 240sqm, and use it to cater for its corporate guests as well as swimming athletes.

David Robinson, president of Speedo International said: "With many of our clients, partners and stakeholders set to converge on London this year, it was vital for us to find a base which combines a stunning and memorable location, coupled with top class catering and service. We’re delighted to have secured all of those things with Forman’s Fish Island Riviera, and we look forward to welcoming our guests later this summer."

Lance Forman, managing director of Forman’s Fish Island, added: "We’re delighted to announce that Speedo will be among the world class brands to establish a base at Forman’s Fish Island Riviera at this once-in-a-lifetime moment for the city of London, and we look forward to providing its guests with a fittingly world class entertainment experience during their time here."

The Cannes-themed event space was built as an alternative to the 'living room' event space, which failed to gain planning permission.

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