InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®) one of the world’s largest hotel companies today announced the signing of Crowne Plaza® London – Albert Embankment, a first for the brand in London’s Embankment. The hotel is due to open in the spring of 2015.
Operating under a franchise agreement with Cannon Corporate UK Ltd, the upscale hotel is a new build property featuring in excess of 130 guest rooms and a restaurant overlooking the River Thames.
Albert Embankment is undergoing significant regeneration and due to its close proximity to Lambeth Palace, the Houses of Parliament and the corporate centres of Waterloo and Westminster, the Crowne Plaza London – Albert Embankment is set to become a hub for meetings, conferences and events in London.
Robert Shepherd, Chief Development Officer at IHG said: “It’s fantastic to be signing another great upscale hotel in this thriving part of London less than a year after IHG opened InterContinental® London Westminster. We have an enormous opportunity to build on what has already been achieved in London and we are showing no signs of slowing down. The UK market offers a wealth of development opportunities that are yet to be realised. This hotel is a great example of IHG’s growth here and a strong sign of confidence in our brands.”
Mudhar Shawkat, Owner and Director of Cannon Corporate UK Ltd said: “Crowne Plaza London –Albert Embankment will be an asset to London. The need for fully equipped business minded hotels is ever increasing and we’re looking forward to providing a wonderful hotel experience to our guests.”
With over 50 IHG branded hotels in London including the InterContinental Hotels & Resorts®, Holiday Inn® and Holiday Inn Express® brands, IHG’s broad family of brands meets the needs of guests, whatever the occasion – whether an overnight getaway, a business trip, a family celebration or a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Crowne Plaza is part of IHG, which is currently celebrating its 10 year anniversary as a global standalone hotel company. The Crowne Plaza brand also participates in IHG’s guest loyalty programme, IHG® Rewards Club which is the industry’s first and largest guest loyalty programme with 74 million members. It is free to join at IHGRewardsClub.com.
The Crowne Plaza brand global portfolio has doubled since 2003 to nearly 400 hotels, with a further 97 in the pipeline due to open in the next three to five years*.
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