InterContinental Westminster Missed the Royal Wedding, But Hopes to Make The Olympics
With so much progress on the London hotel front, there was bound to be another delay sooner or later. This time, we learn it's the forthcoming InterContinental London Westminster which has pushed its opening back from late 2011 to the spring 2012. Just in time for the Olympics of course.
Westminster is having a bit of a hotel resurgence these days with the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, the Tune Hotel and the new Mint Hotel. But the InterContinental will surely be bringing the posh with it when it opens, and some history too.
Set in a former Treasury building, steeped in history, the hotel will become part of the famous ‘Westminster Village’ renowned for it’s political gossip, the drama in the corridors of power and the glamour of the Royal and diplomatic circuit.
The hotel may have missed the recent Royal Wedding at Westminster Abbey (pictured above) but nevermatter, it's location near the site of the nuptials has already made the website copy.
The hotel will have 258 rooms, including 12 suites and a presidential suite. A "stylish" all-day restaurant is expected as is a tea lounge. But if you're looking for the InterCon experience in London, you'll have to hit up the InterContinental Park Lane for the next year or so.