Big news from London, where the InterContinental Hotels Group opened its first UK hotel in over 36 years on November 27. The InterContinental London Westminster is located alongside New Scotland Yard and the Ministry of Justice injecting a new lease on life into an historic former government building. The hotel has six guest floors with 256 rooms including a Penthouse, 14 one-bedroom suites, and 30 studio suites.
A short walk from Parliament and within sight of Westminster Abbey, Blue Boar Smokehouse and Bar will be the centerpiece of the hotel’s food and drink offering. Taking inspiration from the best American pit masters (but with a distinctly British influence), the menu uses authentic smoke house techniques. On-site charcoal and smoking ovens will produce classic comfort food using great British produce. (Good to know: The restaurant, formed of one busy central chamber, will have a private dining area for a more exclusive meal.) The Blue Boar Bar will bring an upscale vibe to the traditional British pub, offering everything from local ale to a signature cocktail. The Lobby Lounge, meanwhile, will be a prime spot for a traditional tea with homemade cakes and savories.
The hotel also has a Club InterContinental Executive Lounge and a 24-hour gym for exclusive guest use. The eight state-of-the-art meeting and event rooms will be the go-to place to do business in Westminster, providing a secure environment for privacy and confidentiality, with the support of a comprehensive business centre.
InterContinental London Westminster will be the second UK hotel within the brand, joining the InterContinental London Park Lane.