InterContinental London The O2 – a new addition to luxury large conference hotels in London
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It has been a while since we have seen any new large conference hotels in London to brag about and all of sudden several come along at once like buses. The Hilton London Bankside with its luxury meeting rooms for up to 700 opens in a month. This will be dwarfed by the InterContinental London The O2 on the Greenwich Peninsula which will sees London conference organisers and their delegates coming through its doors in droves, delighted to have a hotel that can meet and feed 1,000 plus with ease. The planned date for opening is November 2015.
Opening Date for InterContinental O2 Confirmed
Breaking news and after much speculation the contractors are working to doors opening on 1 December 2015. Time to get the snagging and operations bedded in ready for 2016.
InterContinental London The O2 Overview
The 18 storey InterContinental London The O2 is a key player in the regeneration of a 7 acre site and right next door to the O2 Arena. Opening later this year, the hotel will have a choice of restaurants, a rooftop bar with views over the Thames and Canary Wharf, a spa and large luxury meeting rooms to die for.
- 453 deluxe bedrooms and suites
- One of the largest pillar free hotel ballrooms in a Europe which divides into 14 sections
- Ceiling height of 7m in the Ballroom and 3.5m in the pre-function area
- Events for over 2,500 dining or 3,000 theatre style
- Sole use of event space
- Pre function foyer with stunning outlook over Canary Wharf and River Thames
- Extra 20 hi-tech meeting rooms
- All day Brasserie and fine dining restaurant with spectacular view views
- Main bar and Sky Bar with panoramic views
- Spa, with treatment rooms, gym and pool
Next to the O2 on the Greenwich Peninsula
Tube: North Greenwich (Jubilee line) 400m
Air: City Airport (6 miles / 15 minute journey)
Road: Good links to the Blackwall Tunnel
Cable car: Emirates Airline Cable Car linking to ICC/ ExCel Exhibition Centre
Greenwich Peninsula in The Royal Borough of Greenwich, the is undergoing a £5billion development. The new “Digital City” will feature a offices, bars and restaurants, residential properties and a driverless car network
Large purpose-built conference centre
There is 4,800 sqm of conference space in the hotel’s purpose-built conference centre.The largest meeting room in London, in a hotel that is, will be here. Not only that, it is one of the largest pillar free ballroom in Europe. The Ballroom is 3,000sqm and can be divided into 14 sections. If you want benchmark it against other large conference hotels in London, it easily dwarfs the Great Room at the Grosvenor House at 1,779sqm, and is over twice the size of the Nine Kings Suite (1,263sqm) at the Lancaster London.
Pre function rooms are on two levels, covering 1,500sqm of space, with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the O2 and Canary Wharf. That’s a refreshing change from most large conference rooms in London which are mostly void of any reference to the outside world.
For smaller meetings and breakout groups there are state of the art meeting rooms.
|Flexible Meeting Space||
|Pre Function Space||
|River Rooms 1 – 9||
|25-55||14-30||12-22||up to 30||–|
|Conference Room 1-9||
|25-125||14-75||14-30||up to 80||
up to 48
InterContinental London The O2 is designed to be as sustainable as possible with features including ‘green roofs’ and systems to collect water from the surrounding areas to reduce the pressure placed on the mains supplies.
The development costs are in excess of £120m.
InterContinental O2 opening date
The hotel is due open October/November 2015. The top photo is of the hotel taken from Canary Wharf in June 2015.