AccorHotels opened its new flagship Novotel in London’s Canary Wharf to guests on 19 April, representing a £90 million investment for the firm.
At 127 metres high, it is one of the tallest buildings in the area, with 360 degree views of London taking in sights including The Shard, the Olympic Park and Greenwich Park.
Visitors can enjoy views of London from the top floors at the ultra-modern Bokan 37 restaurant, Bokan 38 bar and Bokan 39 roof terrace. A coffee shop, Canary Coffee, on the ground floor has been developed to serve the needs of the local working population as much as hotel guests.
The hotel has 313 rooms including 26 suites, and offers nine meeting rooms. It also provides a gym, swimming pool and sauna on the lower ground floor.
The opening creates around 150 jobs, ranging from managerial roles to receptionists, bar and restaurant staff
John Ozinga, Chief Executive Officer of HotelInvest commented: "This hotel has been constructed in a sustainable way and to the highest standards, aiming to achieve the BREEAM ‘Excellent’ status. It will become a flagship Novotel not only in the UK but worldwide and will further bolster our portfolio in an important growing market. We remain focused on new growth opportunities and are actively seeking new developments in exceptional locations in the UK and elsewhere."