Situated in the heart of London’s buzzing South Bank with views to Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, the £350 million hotel will feature 2,700 square metres of meeting space including 35 meeting rooms and 1,021 contemporary guest rooms – all under one roof.
Already, meeting planners who have booked programmes for 2010 and beyond have capitalised on the hotel being London’s newest option for major conferences, said General Manager Andrew Swindells.
“We are the answer for meeting planners who are looking for change,” Swindells said. “Park Plaza Westminster Bridge is bringing a completely fresh new product to the London marketplace that will enable planners to consider options that have never existed before.”
Meeting planners are attracted to the unique design of the hotel’s convenient “layered” meeting space layout. Located on three consecutive conference floors with dedicated lifts and stairs, conference guests can quickly and easily move from one meeting room to another.
A dedicated group check-in area, 24-hour business centre and seven Park Suites, which can accommodate up to 160 people theatre-style, are grouped together on the first conference floor.
One floor below, the hotel offers 13 bespoke Plaza Suites, ranging in size from 36 square metres to 235 square metres. The Plaza Suites, which can be combined to create large meeting spaces or separated for smaller syndicate rooms, can accommodate up to 1,200 for a cocktail reception.
The 1,200 square metre pillar-free Westminster Ballroom, and approximately 520 square metres of pre-function space, is located on the third conference floor. The Ballroom, which is divisible into four, can accommodate 1,400 attendees theatre-style and up to 1,000 for dinner.
In addition, the hotel will offer 11 executive boardrooms, each with views over the city of London.
“The size and configuration of our meeting space, the number of guest rooms we can offer and our spectacular location make us one of the best meeting venues in London,” Swindells said.