Hotel Overview:The Radisson New Providence Wharf is situated in the North East corner of the London Docklands (Isle of Dogs) close to the Northern entrance to the Blackwall Tunnel. The Docklands has grown from a project to convert warehouses into homes to one of the most desirable areas to live in London and a base for many of the worlds leading companies. The hotel is part of the Ontario Tower construction, a 104 meter high 31 floor tower block of luxury top of the range apartments and connects to the tower via a glass atrium. This in turn is part of the New Providence Wharf project which is a large area of over 1000 modern apartments and residences alongside the River Thames and with a landscaped gardens. Just across the other side of the River is the O2 Millennium Dome. The Canary Wharf Tower and Canada Square where many large international companies have offices is just half a mile to the West.
This location is also very convenient for London City Airport which is an easy journey by road along Aspen Way and the A1020 at 2.4 miles away. This location is in East London which is also the venue for the 2012 Olympics. The Olympic Stadium is 2.3 miles to the North. The major exhibition centre of Excel is 1.6 miles from here. Within 300 yards walk is a McDonalds Restaurant and Billingsgate Market (the UK's largest fish market away from the coast) is just 500 yards from the hotel. Other local places of interest include the Museum of the Docklands (0.7 miles), Cutty Sark (1.6 miles), National Maritime Museum (1.6 miles) and the Greenwich Royal Observatory (1.9 miles).
Hotel in Detail:The Radisson New Providence Wharf is a modern purpose built hotel that features the use of curved glass and stainless steel and is themed to reflect its Riverside location. Its located by a tranquil bend in the River Thames, the river that runs through the middle of London and provides bur services and leisure trips.
Bedrooms are contemporary in style with high tech amenities, air-conditioning and all are decorated slightly differently in their use of colour and furnishings. In your room you'll find a high quality entertainment system, minibar, iron, trouser press, laptop size safe, free high speed WiFi internet access, tea/coffee maker, desk, iPod dock/mp3 connection, cable TV (wall mounted B&O) with pay movies. Rooms are en-suite with marble bathrooms (wet rooms) that includes a hairdryer, bath and walk-in shower.
All rooms are at least twenty five square meters or more and are triple glazed with windows that can be opened by the guest.
Room service is 24 hours.
Superior Double Bedroom are disabled accessible, and average size 27 m2.
Deluxe Double Bedrooms have king sized beds and measure 35 m2 to 50 m2. Some bedrooms offer river or city views.
One Bedroom Suites (there are 16 suites) average 57 m2.
Penthouse Suite on the 7th floor has its own sitting room with views of the river and city. With bespoke furniture, two Bang & Olufsen televisions with DVD players, one in the bathroom. 90 m2.
8 bedrooms have disabled facilities suitable for wheelchair users, hearing impaired and visually impaired guests. The larger bathrooms have showers only, for improved mobility.
Dining Options:Onsite is the hotels own 100 seat Azura brasserie restaurant and bar which is adjacent to the lobby and has views over the River Thames. Serves a modern seasonally changing menu using British ingredients. The setting includes floor to ceiling windows and an alfresco terrace with seating for 45 and a nice touch are the sofas for relaxing.
On the first floor is the Canary Wharf Cocktail bar a terrace with views of the River Thames and the lobby below.
Business travellers will be pleased to know that there is a dedicated business centre that remains open 24 hours. The hotel meeting rooms can cater for up to 200 delegates at a time.
The Radisson new Providence Wharf hotel features the 4,000 sq ft East River Spa health Club where you will find a well equipped gymnasium, stone oven sauna, steam room, 6 sensation shower rooms, a relaxation room and seven rooms for beauty treatments (massages, facials and body therapies). The spa occupies all of the first floor of the Ontario Tower.
Complimentary web printing service available throughout the hotel as is wireless internet access. 'In hotel' mobile phones are available on request. Luggage may be left with concierge. Currency exchange and valet laundry services available.
Many guests will be wanting to travel between the hotel and Canary Wharf. To this end there is a shuttle serve that operates from the New Providence Wharf Hotel to Canary Wharf every 20 minutes from 6.40am until 9.20am and drop off at Canada Square and Bank Street.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 86% by past guests. The London average is 59% and the average for 4 star hotels is 66%. Therefore this hotel is well above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole. Radisson Blu Hotels have an average guest rating of 81%. The Radisson Blu New Providence Wharf with its rating of 86% is therefore not just well above average for this chain but is our highest rated Radisson Blu hotel.
Milesfaster ranking: 133rd from 751 London hotels, 1st of 14 Radisson Blu Hotels, and 53rd of 284 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar hotel nearby (2.6 miles, 4.1 km) would be the 4 star Holiday Inn Stratford City, where rates start from around £69 and which has an 88% guest satisfaction rating. The Holiday Inn Stratford City also offers: free WiFi, a gym.
Parking:Available on site and costs £12.50 per day.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
Bedroom Numbers: 169 / 8 floors
Check-in: 15.00 (3 pm)
Check-out: 11.00 am
Sold by Ballymore Properties to Radisson Edwardian Hotels for £37.5 million pounds in November 2011.
First opened in 2007. The building was designed by architects Skidmore Owings & Merrill and was originally owned by 'Ballymore Properties' who contracted Radisson to manage the hotel.