Park Plaza Waterloo Premiers as a New Sanctuary for London Adventures
Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts’ newest hotel opens in the heart of London’s South Bank Biggest Hotel Opening in London For 2017
Upper upscale contemporary brand Park Plaza® Hotels & Resorts has opened its new hotel, Park Plaza London Waterloo – the biggest hotel opening in London for 2017. Welcoming guests through the doors on 22 June, the 494-room hotel is ideally located right by Waterloo station and directly opposite Lambeth North station and offers the idea choice for those wanting to stay in the sight-seeing hub of London’s South Bank.
Park Plaza London Waterloo features superior rooms, studio rooms and one bedroom suites, destination all-day dining & bar Florentine, an exclusive executive lounge, Illy café, mandara Spa and a gym with swimming pool, providing the ideal South Bank base for exploring the city. For corporate functions and conferences and six flexible meeting rooms provide an ideal meeting space for all occasions.
Converted from its former premises which house the Central Office of Information, the UK government’s former marketing and communication agency, the new state-of-the-art building has been designed by architecture and interior design practice Digital Space. Also responsible for the award-winning Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London, the design team has brought a fresh energy and innovative vision to this sought after space which will act as the perfect haven for those seeking to enjoy the adventure this great city has to offer.
Park Plaza® Hotels and Resorts select the most centrally-located destinations for all properties and Park Plaza London Waterloo is no exception. Located a two-minute stroll from the bustling markets, shops and cafes of Lower marsh, guests are also within short walking distance of a myriad of more well-known tourist hotspots.
Guests will also benefit from an array of fantastic transport links just by the hotel. Waterloo station and London Waterloo East provide direct links to the South-West and Waterloo Underground station puts you on the Northern, Jubilee, Bakerloo or Waterloo & City line. Lambeth North station, also on the Bakerloo line, is directly opposite the hotel and provides an 8-minute journey to Piccadilly Circus.
With such great transport links in the area, Park Plaza London Waterloo is expected to attract both tourists and business travellers from around the world looking for a sanctuary as they enjoy a break in the bustling capital.
Axel Krueger, General Manager of Park Plaza London Waterloo said: “We are delighted to announce that the newest addition to the South Bank is now fully open for business. Joining four neighbouring Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts properties on the South Bank, we are within easy access of landmarks including the London Eye and Imperial War Museum which provides ideal timing as London’s tourism industry continues to boom.
“It’s an exciting time for the South Bank’s development pipeline and we’re thrilled to be part of it.”
For further information, please visit Park Plaza London Waterloo www.parkplaza.com/waterloo
Digital-Space LTD was founded in 2000 by owner, principal and lead designer, Eyal Shoan. Over the past 17 years Digital Space has been involved with interior design and architectural projects worldwide, however, in more recent years has turned its focus to hotel and hospitality project design.
Amongst the company’s many projects are the design awarded hotel Art’otel Amsterdam (“Best Hotel Design” and “Best Restaurant Design”, Venuez 2014) and Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London, one of the biggest hotels in Europe with 1100 rooms, that won the Sleeper design award and rated among the ten best European business hotels. Other projects are the Park Plaza Riverbank London, Park Plaza Park Royal London, Victoria Amsterdam and Cyrus 1 yachts line.
In an interview with Eyal Shoan, Digital-Space LTD, he commented:
“With all our projects, we are involved in every aspect of the design and planning process, from concepts, planning and marketing, through details, furniture, art design and styling. We believe that the interior design is the core and should set the tone of a project. The Waterloo hotel was no different.”
Eyal personally led the design process, alongside all the consultants and planning team and worked very close with the client to fit the results to his needs and requests. This included optimisation of the floor layouts; the general design concept for the hotel; specific concepts for the different spaces; the planning of millwork and furniture; and general site managing and coordination.
Additionally he claims that “This type of project takes a few good years to finish. From the first stages of planning the design concept to seeing your designs come to life can take, on average, between two to four years. This long process makes the expectation and satisfaction of the result even greater. The Waterloo hotel is the same, but it also holds a special meaning, as we saw the great potential in this old office building and its location. We believed it would not only turn out to be a beautifully designed hotel but moving forward it will also stimulate the local atmosphere.”
“At Digital-Space we all live and breathe design, and are fully committed to making each project amazing. Atmosphere and guest experience are the key factors in our design, and our vast experience and proof of results are what make us a leading firm in hospitality design. Our full involvement in each aspect of the design and build, including the commercial aspects, ensure well balanced cost-effective projects with high-end design.” E.S.