Sir Cliff Richard will say “congratulations” to the InterContinental London- The O2 when it officially opens.

The singer will be guest of honour at a special ceremony on Tuesday, July 5, at the Greenwich Peninsula hotel.

It opened its doors in January offering guests 453 rooms, including 59 suites, five bars and restaurants inspired by Greenwich’s heritage, a luxurious spa and one of Europe’s largest pillar-free ballrooms measuring 3,100sqm which can cater for up to 3,000 guests.

Those booking a business stay can take advantage of a dedicated conference centre, 20 meeting rooms, an organisers office and a 1,600sqm pre-function space with views of Canary Wharf.

It also has a corridor connecting it directly to The O2 which will be opened once the dome’s planned high-end retail centre is complete.

Sir Cliff, who came second in the Eurovision Song Contest 1968 with song Congratulations, will cut the ribbon on the hotel in front of invited guests.

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