InterContinental to open hotel and conference centre at The O2

Arora Group has confirmed that the new InterContinental hotel and conference centre at The O2 in London will open late next year.

InterContinental London - The O2 to open late 2015
InterContinental London - The O2 to open late 2015
The 18-storey hotel and conference centre, which will provide 453 bedrooms, is currently being built on the Greenwich Peninsula as part of a 7.6-acre development scheme.

The InterContinental London – The O2 will feature a conference centre with 20 multi-functional meeting rooms and a 3,000sqm ballroom, which will hold up to 3,000 delegates. Other facilities will include a spa, two restaurants, a hotel bar and an 18th-floor Sky Bar, offering views across the Thames to Canary Wharf and beyond.

Raj Shah, commercial director of Arora Group, which will manage and operate the hotel under a franchise agreement with InterContinental Hotels Group, said: "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."

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