Intercontinental Hotels Group has opened a new Crowne Plaza property on London’s Albert Embankment, located around a mile from the recently opened US Embassy.
The new-build Crowne Plaza London – Albert Embankment is situated next to the existing Park Plaza London Riverbank, and features 142 rooms, all with Smart TVs, free wifi and Nespresso coffee machines.
The hotel looks out onto the River Thames and the Tamesis Dock, a 1930s Dutch barge which has been converted into a pub, live music and events space.
Dining options include American-inspired restaurant POTUS, headed up by Pablo Peñalosa Najera, formerly of Mnky Hse (for a review of this restaurant click here), and Lebanese Japanese fusion restaurant Mezemiso, which will open on the rooftop of the property at a later date.
The hotel also features a fitness centre and three meeting rooms, the largest of which can accommodate up to 50 guests.
The property is located on Albert Embankment, a one mile stretch of river bank between Vauxhall Bridge and Westminster Bridge. The closest rail and Underground stations are Vauxhall station (just over half a mile south of the hotel), Lambeth North station (around 0.7 miles to the north), and Waterloo station (around one mile to the north).
The Albert Embankment, along with the Thames river bank stretching south down to Battersea Power station, is the focus of intense development, with residential properties, the new US Embassy, and of course the Battersea Power redevelopment itself all bringing new life to the area.
Earlier this year Business Traveller reviewed Fiume restaurant, a new D&D London establishment located within the Circus West Village close to Battersea Power station.