While some London hotels are helping their guests jet off around Europe (in a literal jet), others are focusing on more local travel. The InterContinental London – The O2 has been working on travel partnerships to improve connectivity to the hotel.
The hotel has teamed up with local transport providers to offer seamless connectivity around the Greenwich Peninsula and into central London. They’ve partnered with organisations like Transport for London, MBNA Thames Clippers and the Thames RIB Experience.
The new partnerships are allowing the hotel to offer later opening hours for the Emirates Air Line cable car, so that people travelling to the ExCel London exhibition centre can do so for longer.
The Thames RIB Experience can provide private (and fast) river transfers into Central London. With the arrival of the new Night Tube hours on the Jubilee Line, the hotel is offering chauffeured transfers to and from North Greenwich Station – although it’s only 400m away.
Connectivity around the hotel is set to improve next year too. 2017 will see the beginning of the new high-speed CrossRail in Canary Wharf, one stop away from The InterContinental. It should be finalised by 2019. If you want to get even more futuristic, there are also plans for driverless vehicles from Greenwich Automated Transport Environment (GATEway).
The InterContinental London – The O2 is ideal for business events and conferences, with a huge capacity for events.
As well as being close to the ExCel centre, the hotel itself has a dedicated conference centre with a 3,100sqm pillar-free ballroom. It can be configured in many ways for smaller events but can hold up to 3,000 delegates for a reception or 2,500 for dinner at full size. There’s also a pre-events area and 20 meeting rooms. Non-business travellers can enjoy the hotel too, with its five restaurants and bars, and fitness centre and spa.
And now the hotel is easier to reach, and provides great access to the surrounding area and the rest of London.
Photo credits: InterContinental London – The O2.