London Convention Bureau highlights new hotels, developments in London
London is set for a slew of openings in 2023 including new hotel openings, new venues and more sustainable offerings.
For example, Battersea Power Station reopened with a complete transformation in October 2022. In addition to an eclectic food and beverage and retail offering within the Power Station, the new development brings with it new event spaces and vibrant hotels.
Additional hotel brands are planning openings in London for 2023 and beyond, including The Peninsula London and Raffles’ first UK brand, which will open on the historic royal site of Whitehall Palace.
London will also see an increase in venue capacity next year. The city’s existing iconic venues such as ExCeL London are currently undergoing major transformations to increase capacity. ExCeL is in the final stages of a £200 million, 25,000-square-metre expansion programme, set to open in October 2024.
Next year will also see the regeneration of Olympia London, as it undergoes a £1 billion project set to become the newest arts, culture and entertainment district complete with a 4,400-capacity live music venue and 1,575-seat theatre.
In addition, the Eurostar – which connects London to Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris – is expanding capacity with new routes and a new European Sleeper service launching this month, taking visitors from Berlin to Brussels with a quick transfer before arriving in London.
London has also set ambitious targets to reach net zero carbon by 2030 and zero-waste by 2050. The business tourism industry will play a big role in those efforts, with 59 hotels and venues already with Green Tourism accreditation. And in June the city will host London Climate Action week, with more than 40,000 attendees.
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