Around the World: Massive new London hotel slated for the South Bank

The rejuvenated South Bank of the Thames River is all set to get a huge new hotel on its banks. Londoners have spent the last year gazing in fascination as the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London emerges from the ashes of the former concrete and glass County Hall annexe.

The old building – once voted the ugliest in the Capital – was the last remaining eyesore to be banished from an area now enjoying a new lease of life.

The new building, which is due to open early next year, is set to become the city’s premier meeting place. Featuring a Grand Ballroom big enough to house an Olympic-sized swimming pool, and over 30 flexible meeting rooms, Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London promises to cater for a multitude of events.

Additional facilities at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London will include a business centre and lounges, fitness centre with swimming pool, full service gym and an extensive spa. With 1,021 bedrooms available, delegates will be comfortably accommodated by a range of choices, from superior rooms through to exclusive penthouses.