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InterContinental® London - The O2 to boost local economy

InterContinental® London - The O2
InterContinental® London - The O2, the new 453-bedroom 18-storey luxury hotel currently in construction as part of a 7.6 acre development scheme on London’s Greenwich Peninsula, will create in excess of 500 new job opportunities, boosting the local economy.

Opening late 2015 and featuring huge conference and banqueting space with the ballroom accommodating events for up to 3,000 guests, a luxury spa, rooftop Sky Bar and all-day dining restaurant, the hotel opens up a full range of permanent and flexible employment opportunities, including 350 front and back of house positions and as many as an additional 300 casual roles in banqueting and events.

As part of an active recruitment drive, The Arora Group, responsible for the development, management and operation of the new InterContinental® London - The O2, has committed to filling 40% of the total opportunities available from within the local community, working in close partnership with the Royal Borough of Greenwich, Greenwich University and the Greenwich Local Labour and Business (GLLaB) group to promote opportunities across the borough and attract graduates to the hotel.  

The team at The Arora Group is also working with GLLaB to facilitate a dynamic training scheme across all aspects of the recruitment and service delivery. In addition, an Arora apprenticeship scheme is currently under development for its operational departments (incl. engineering) in association with the (GLLaB) and local colleges that specialise in events, marketing, hospitality and tourism.   

“As a vital part of the Greenwich Peninsula regeneration project, we see tremendous value in involving the whole community as a key part of our launch programme, and that includes local partners as well as people,” comments Raj Shah, The Arora Group’s Commercial Director.  

Surinder Arora, CEO and Founder of the Arora Group commented, “The InterContinental® London - The O2 is the most significant new London hotel, of this size and scale, to open in decades. We are committed to working with the local council, local community organisations, universities and colleges to secure the very best talent from those that share our vision and passion to make this hotel, in this exciting destination, compete on the world’s stage.”

InterContinental London - The O2 is managed and operated by The Arora Group under a franchise agreement with the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®).

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