InterContinental Hotels Group, a UK-based owner, manager and franchiser of hotels and resorts, is all set to open the new Intercontinental London Westminster in Britain in 2012.
The new hotel is the first InterContinental Hotel to open in the UK in the last 36 years, after the existing InterContinental London Park Lane. The hotel is a six-floor structure featuring 256 rooms, including a Penthouse, 14 one-bedroom suites, and 30 studio suites, and it will be opening in November 2012.
The property is located next to New Scotland Yard and the Ministry of Justice, and is expected to create around 180 new jobs to the area.
The hotel will be offering dining venues including The Chambers Bar and Dining Rooms, as well as The Lobby Lounge, a Club InterContinental Executive Lounge, and a 24-hour fitness centre. The meeting facilities include a Business Centre, and various meeting rooms.
Andrew Coney, the hotel general manager, said, ‘I’m very proud that in this year of London celebration we are bringing to the city the first new InterContinental in 36 years. Westminster is a tremendous location calling out for what our brand can offer.
Our hotel will be at the heart of an area renowned for its iconic sights and heritage but also going through an exciting period of regeneration. We will contribute to this by creating 180 jobs for local people and representing a major investment in this part of town.’
Splendid Hotel Group owns the hotel, and InterContinental Hotels Group will be operating it under a management agreement.