InterContinental Hotels Group has 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, the upscale hotel is a new build property featuring in excess of 130 guest rooms and a restaurant overlooking the River Thames.
Robert Shepherd, chief development officer, 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.”
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.
Mudhar Shawkat, owner and director of Cannon Corporate UK 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.”