Four star hotel approved for Greenwich Peninsula

By Simon Hayes on October 29, 2010 3:51 PM |

aa-feb4-o2hotel.JPGPlanning permission has been granted for a four star hotel to be built next to The O2.

Greenwich Council's planning board last night approved plans for the 452-bed hotel, which will also feature a ballroom, restaurant and health spa. It will also have a sky bar and executive lounge overlooking the River Thames.

Also given the go-ahead was a linked development of 100 apartments on Greenwich Peninsula.

The plans will now be considered by the Mayor of London before building work can start. If approved, the scheme will create 170 construction jobs, and a further 395 hotel jobs when completed.

Cllr Denise Hyland, Greenwich Council's member for regeneration, enterprise and skills, said: "This will be the first four-star hotel esat of Tower Bridge on this side of the river.

"If the scheme gets the final go-ahead, the hotel will provide much-needed tourist accommodation for The O2 and what will then be the Royal Borough of Greenwich. It will also mean more job opportunities for local people."