Intercontinental Hotels have just opened up a new Crowne Plaza property on the buzzing Albert Embankment, overlooking the Thames towards the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye.

A key part of the vibrant Nine Elms area, Albert Embankment is fast emerging as a 24-hour creative district, where the culture of the South Bank integrates with business and commerce. Whilst it’s only a small one mile stretch of river between the hustle and bustle of Westminster Bridge and the cool vibes of Vauxhall, the SE1 postcode has been a focus of recent development, making it an ideal location for a meeting, conference or overnight stay.

The hotel itself has 142 rooms, including 6 suites featuring floor-to-ceiling windows for those iconic river views. Keen to ensure that business and leisure travellers alike have a comfortable stay, all the rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi connectivity, smart TV’s and a Nespresso coffee machine. The décor is a delicate balance between muted tones mixed with bold maroons, rust coloured hues and a clean-cut design.

There are three flexible meeting rooms on site accumulating over 962 sq ft of floor space, the largest of which can accommodate up to 62 guests. Equipped with flat-screen televisions and powerful high-tech audio-visual technology, Crowne Plaza is an ideal space to host a big presentation, internal meeting or conference.

Alternatively, if you’re after a different kind of atmosphere where you can bond with your team over some quality food, the hotel offers great options with their vibrant POTUS restaurant and bar, serving a North American inspired menu that leaves a big impact.

But the real jewel in the culinary Crowne is Mezemiso, an incredible dining space on the 14th floor Sky Terrace. A Japanese Lebanese fusion cuisine with panoramic views across the river, it’s a real ‘chic’ gem along the Albert Embankment that will make a stunning impression for your top performing staff or sales team.

The Crowne Plaza is a welcomed addition to the ever-popular SE1 postcode. From top to bottom, it’s clearly been thoughtfully planned out to ensure that it’ll serve as a real hub for business travellers across the city to wine, dine, meet and greet in true London style.