The UK’s second InterContinental hotel is set to open in Westminster in November 2012, injecting a new lease of life into an historic former government building, Queen Anne’s Chambers.
InterContinental London Westminster is situated in an area where politics, business and influencers come together; situated within a few minutes’ walk of Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament, well within the eight minute division bell.
The hotel, which is the first InterContinental to open in london for 36 years ago, will feature 256 rooms, 8 meeting rooms and exceptional dining at The Chambers Bar & Dining Rooms.
The Chambers Bar and Dining Rooms will be at the heart of the hotel’s food and drink offering. Taking inspiration from the best American pit masters but with a distinctly British influence, the menu evolves around authentic smoke house techniques. On-site charcoal and smoking ovens will produce rustic dishes served in a modern way; classic comfort food using great British produce.
The restaurant, formed of one busy central chamber, will lead through to a private dining area for moments of more discretion and exclusivity. The Chambers Bar will bring a sense of luxury to the traditional British pub, offering everything from local ale to a signature cocktail.
Emmeline’s is an ethereal retreat at the heart of the hotel, offering cocktails and champagne in an exquisite environment, whilst The Lobby Lounge will be a welcoming haven to enjoy traditional teas, coffees and homemade cakes…all delivered with savvy, understated InterContinental service and a dash of British charm.
The hotel will also offer a modern, well equipped gym, with state-of-the-art cardio-vascular equipment. The hotel also provides a range of secretarial services through its Business Centre.
Andrew Coney, general manager, InterContinental London Westminster, revealed the group expected the new property would create 180 jobs for local people, representing a major investment in the area.
InterContinental London Westminster will be operated by the InterContinental Hotels Group under a management agreement.