Special guest Sir Cliff Richard OBE joined Surinder Arora, Founder and Chairman of leading UK hotel owner and operating company, Arora Group, at a formal ceremony to mark the official opening of the InterContinental London – The O2 on 5th July.  Sir Cliff was among 150 special guests including Thomas Miserendino, President & CEO of AEG (owners of The O2) and Richard Solomans, CEO InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®) at the event attended by local partners, clients and stakeholders involved in the development of the landmark hotel designed and built by Grove Developments, the construction division of Arora Group.

The event incorporated the unveiling of a commemorative plaque by Sir Cliff Richard OBE in the hotel lobby after a Champagne reception and tour of the hotel. A celebratory lunch was then served for the 150 guests within the hotel’s extensive 4,500sqm conference centre overlooking Canary Wharf.

Opened in January 2016, InterContinental London – The O2 features a 453-room luxury hotel and 4,500qm dedicated conference centre with 19 multifunctional meeting rooms and one of the largest hotel function suites in Europe, The Arora Ballroom, a 3,100sqm pillar-free space.  The hotel also features the signature Club InterContinental business lounge along with Market Brasserie, The Peninsula Restaurant, Clipper Bar and rooftop Eighteen Sky Bar, each offering stunning views of Canary Wharf, The O2 and beyond.