24 APRIL 2017


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Article from BTNews 24 APRIL 2017

Novotel Canary Wharf opens

Beehives on the 39th floor – believed to be the highest in the UK – to produce honey for guests are among features of AccorHotels’ new flagship Novotel in London’s Canary Wharf, which opened to guests last week. 

The £90m hotel, at 127m, is one of the tallest buildings in the area, with 360deg views of London sights including the Shard, Olympic Park and Greenwich Park. The best vantage points are said to be from the top floors.

These are occupied by the ultra-modern Bokan 37 restaurant, Bokan 38 bar and Bokan 39 roof terrace, meeting places that Accor says are set to be destination venues in their own right. 

The hotel has 313 rooms including 26 individually-designed suites, plus nine meeting rooms, all of which have innovative and individual designs based around commodities brought in from the Canary Islands.

Another feature is what Accor calls a “reinvented, guest-focused hospitality experience”, with check-in by iPad and no reception desk in sight. The hotel will also be the first of the group’s UK portfolio to contain a vegetable garden.

This is in line with AccorHotels’ Planet21 plan to support urban agriculture by planting 1,000 vegetable gardens in its hotels by 2020.


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