The newest addition to London’s collection of high-end hotels is set to arrive in Greenwich Peninsula by the end of 2015.

The InterContinental Hotel looks set to become Greenwich ’s first five-star getaway, and hotel manager Hasham Soliman believes the time is right to branch out into the peninsula.

“We will offer something new,” said Hasham. “Greenwich does not have a five star hotel, but the area is crying out for one.”

The hotel will have 453 rooms across 16 of its 18 floors, two restaurants, a luxury spa and a sky-bar that can hold up to 200 people.

The hotel is also set to feature the UK’s biggest pillar-less ballroom – at 3,100sq m, it will be the size of a football pitch, and is expected to be a sought-after conference venue.

“Greenwich is a Royal borough and is deeply rooted in history,” he said. “From that perspective it should be a great pull for people coming into the area.

“On the peninsula we are seeing big changes – The O2 will soon have a shopping centre, so people will be coming into the area during the day as well as the evening, which is a major factor.

“We shouldn’t forget The O2 itself either – it is the world’s most successful concert venue.

“As well as all this, the transport links are excellent – we have the Emirates Air Line as well as the Jubilee line on the Tube and swift access to the DLR. It’s only 20 minutes into central London.”

So when will the hotel be finished?

“Building work is going very well,” said Hasham. “We think the hotel should be finished completely by early December.

“We have 200 very talented and dedicated team members from five-star hotels across the country. We are very excited to get started.”