His Royal Highness The Duke of York donned his hard-hat to join contractors at the recent topping out ceremony for the InterContinental London - The 02, marking the completion of the highest point in the structure of the 18-storey hotel.
The hotel has now published details of the facilities guests can expect when Intercontinental London – The O2 opens later this year. They include:
453 bedrooms and suites spread over 18 floors.
One of the largest pillar free ballrooms in a European hotel accommodating up to 3000 delegates for an event or a dinner for 2500 guests. The Ballroom will subdivide into 14 separate sections. The ceiling height will be 7m.
A panoramic pre-function area with views across the River Thames and Canary Wharf – with a ceiling height of 3.5m.
An additional 20 state-of-the-art meeting rooms.
An all-day dining restaurant plus a fine-dining restaurant.
A main bar and a sky-bar with illuminated ceiling art and with views across the Thames and Canary Wharf. The Sky Bar can be privatised for up to 120 guests.
A luxurious spa with treatment rooms, a gym and an indoor swimming pool.
Excellent transport links to the Jubilee tube line, the DLR, Emirates Air Line, Thames Clippers, London City airport. There will be 150-200 parking spaces and valet parking available on request.
A soft opening of the Intercontinental London – The O2 is scheduled for October 2015 with an official opening in November 2015. The events diary is now open for 2016 and onwards. Hard-hat tours can be arranged now.
InterContinental London - The O2 is part of a major £5billion development scheme on the Greenwich Peninsula creating London’s new ‘Digital City’ which will host a driverless car network as well as offices, restaurants, bars and residential properties.
InterContinental London - The O2 will be managed and operated by the Arora Group under a franchise agreement with InterContinental Hotels Group.