O2 hotel plans unveiled

aa-feb4-o2hotel.JPGThe draft design for the new hotel AEG Europe hopes to build next to The O2 has been unveiled.

The entertainment company this week submitted its planning application for the four star 450-bedroom hotel to Greenwich Council. The proposed development also includes adjoining serviced apartments and a large event space.

Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands are the architects for the scheme and a shortlist of operators for the hotel is being drawn up.

aa-feb4-o2hotel480.JPGDavid Campbell, chief executive of AEG Europe, said: "The O2 has already created more than 2,500 direct jobs in Greenwich. However, the real economic prize for Greenwich and east London is adding overnight visitors.

"The creation of this hotel is not without challenges but it is a project we embrace enthusiastically."