Radisson Hotel Group has announced the signing of the Radisson RED London Greenwich, which will mark the upscale brand’s debut in the UK capital.
The property will join two other Radisson RED hotels in Glasgow (pictured) and Liverpool, and will be located within walking distance of the O2 Arena. It will also offer access to central London via road links, bus routes and an Underground station.
London City airport is five miles from where the hotel will be located.
The property is part of an £8 billion project to redevelop the Greenwich Peninsula, which aims to turn the destination into a mixture of residential, retail and office space.
Alongside 70 guest rooms, the hotel will offer a bistro, bar and a gym.
Elie Younes, EVP and chief development officer at Radisson Hotel Group, said: “Radisson RED is for those who wish to stand out of the crowd and it now lands in London. Opening in 2020, it perfectly blends business and play around the O2. A sincere appreciation goes to our partners for their trust in our people and our brands.”
Vivek Chadha, owner of Nine Hotel Group, commented: “We’re thrilled to have signed the agreement to bring a Radisson RED hotel to this side of London. Being so close to the multi-purpose O2 Arena is hugely exciting, as I believe it’s the number one indoor music arena in the world and hosts the best global talent. Our hotel will be a representation of the culture and talent the arena attracts.”
Vijay Thakkar, co-owner of the hotel, added: “We’re excited to ink the deal with Radisson Hotel Group to bring a Radisson RED property to London. The hotel shall attract both business and leisure travellers, and I am eagerly looking forward to its grand opening.”