AccorHotels opens flagship skyscraper hotel in Canary Wharf
AccorHotels opens its new flagship Novotel in London’s Canary Wharf to guests. The hotel, which represents a £90 million investment from AccorHotels, situated at 40 Marsh Street and at 127 metres high, is one of the tallest buildings in the area, with 360 degree views of London taking in sights including The Shard, the Olympic Park and Greenwich Park.
Visitors can enjoy amazing views of London from the top floors at the ultra-modern Bokan 37 restaurant, Bokan 38 bar and Bokan 39 roof terrace, which are set to be destination venues in their own right. A coffee shop, Canary Coffee, on the ground floor has been developed to serve the needs of the local working population as much as hotel guests.
The hotel has 313 rooms including 26 individually-designed suites, and offers nine meeting rooms, all of which have innovative and individual designs based around the commodities brought in from the Canary Islands. It also provides a state-of-the-art gym, swimming pool and sauna on the lower ground floor and free Wi-Fi throughout.
The opening creates around 150 jobs, ranging from managerial roles to receptionists, bar and restaurant staff. It marks another boost for the London hospitality industry, which directly employs 517,000 people, accounting for 18 per cent of all the UK jobs in the sector and 9 per cent of all jobs in the capital across all sectors1. Employees have been selected for their passion and personality in order to fit into a reinvented, guest-focused hospitality experience where check-in is facilitated on iPad with no reception desk in sight.
This hotel will be the first of the group’s UK portfolio to contain a vegetable garden, in line with AccorHotels’ PLANET21 plan to support urban agriculture by planting 1,000 vegetable gardens in its hotels by 2020.
雅高酒店集团旗下诺富特品牌旗舰酒店--伦敦金丝雀码头诺富特酒店正式开业。该酒店由雅高投资 9 千万英镑建造，坐落于 Marsh 大街 40 号，大厦高 127 米，是该地区最高的建筑之一，可 360 度鸟瞰伦敦风貌，将伦敦碎片大厦、奥林匹克公园和格林威治公园尽收眼底。
游客可在位于酒店顶层的超现代 Bokan 37 餐厅、Bokan 38 酒吧和 Bokan 39 屋顶露台欣赏伦敦的宜人风光，同时这些餐厅和酒吧本身就是一道风景线。一楼的 Canary Coffee 不仅面向游客，同时可满足伦敦当地上班族的需求。
酒店共设 313 间客房，其中包括 26 间个性化设计套房，另配备 9 个会议室，所有房间都布置着从加那利群岛采购来的商品，并且围绕这些工艺品为房间进行了充满创意的个性化设计。酒店底层还配备设施先进的健身房、泳池及桑拿，酒店所有地点覆盖免费Wi-Fi。
酒店的开业创造了约 150 个就业机会，岗位从管理曾到接待员以及酒吧和餐厅员工等。同时这还促进了伦敦的酒店行业 -- 伦敦酒店行业直接雇佣的员工数为 517,000 人，占英国酒店行业岗位的 18% 以及伦敦所有行业就业岗位的 9%1。员工的选拔标准是必须具备服务热情，能够提供充满活力、宾客为主的酒店体验。酒店可使用 iPad 办理入住，不再设接待前台。
该酒店将是雅高酒店集团在英国首家自带蔬菜园的酒店，这响应了集团的21世纪地球(PLANET 21)可持续发展计划，其目标是在 2020 年底前在雅高旗下酒店共创建 1,000 个蔬菜园，以此支持城市农业。