Park Plaza County Hall - London's Brand New Apart-Hotel - Opens Today on the South Bank

Amsterdam, Netherlands | February 01, 2008

Park Plaza Hotels today announce the openingof their largest hotel to date, Park Plaza County Hall, situated on London'sfashionable and regenerating South Bank.At 398 guests rooms, most of which are suites with a fully-equipped kitchenette,living area, work space and separate bedroom, Park Plaza County Hall is the largestPark Plaza Hotel in the company's EMEA portfolio and their fifth in London.

The hotel is in a busy and vibrant area within walking distance of Waterloo and manyof the city's most visited attractions. Already attracting huge attention from localresidents and businesses with its impressive glass frontage that exposes a vibrantcolour scheme and extensive light features, Park Plaza County Hall brings welcomenew facilities to this developing area of the capital.

"Park Plaza County Hall will be a big draw card in bringing visitors and locals back toWaterloo," says Philip Chambers, General Manager of the hotel."We anticipate our Spectrum Bar & Café will attract significant numbers - from localresidents to guests - for its sumptuous, bright and inviting atmosphere and arefreshing new 'hangout' so crucial to the area's regeneration. Spectrum Bar offersdivine cocktails and fantastic menu of tapas and fresh light plates that are perfect forthose looking to graze. It's an ideal place to meet friends for an after work orweekend drink."

Upstairs from the bar at mezzanine level, Spectrum Restaurant is a contemporary yetrelaxed dining experience situated beneath a flood of natural daylight and colourfulintegrated lighting system generated from of the hotel's 14-floor exposed Atrium.

The hotel also offers six function rooms, each with natural light and integratedtechnology such as Wi-Fi and triple-glazed floor-to-ceiling windows and can cater forup to 100 delegates. Seven top-floor penthouse suites, each with private balconiesboasting dramatic views of the London skyline, are also perfectly adaptable forsmaller meeting groups and ideal for lavish cocktail receptions.

A state-of-the-art fitness centre complete with gym, sauna, steam room, monsoonshowers and massage and beauty treatment facilities is also available to guests aswell as private members.

Park Plaza Hotels' President and CEO, Boris Ivesha, comments: "I am thrilled toannounce Park Plaza County Hall open to the public after two years in development.The hotel is a stunning mix of contemporary design, excellent business and leisurefacilities and is an ideal living space for visitors to London."

Opening rates start from as little as £89.00 per night at weekends and £149.00 midweekfor a limited time only. Book online for the best available rates atwww.parkplazacountyhall.com or call the hotel directly on +44 (0) 20 7021 1800.Park Plaza County Hall London, 1 Addington Street, London SE1 7RY

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Notes to Editors

Park Plaza Hotels Limited is owner, operator and franchisor of hotels in Europe, theMiddle East and Africa. The Group operates under two brands: Park Plaza Hotels &Resorts (part of Carlson Hotels Worldwide), over which the Group has exclusiverights in 56 countries in EMEA and art'otel, a brand to which the Group hasexclusive worldwide rights. Park Plaza Hotels also manages the luxury all-suitePlaza on the River - Club and Residence, London.Through it strategic partnership with Carlson, one of the world's largest travel andhospitality companies, Park Plaza Hotels has access to Carlson's powerfulreservation and distribution system, airline partnerships with 19 airlines, loyaltyprogrammes such as goldpointsplusSM for guests and Look To Book® for travelagents, and cross-selling opportunities.There are currently 26 properties and over 4,700 rooms in the Group's portfolio. By2010, the Group's committed projects and territorial franchise agreements areexpected to increase the number of rooms to over 8,000.Projects already under development include Park Plaza Marrakech (2009), ParkPlaza Nuremberg (2009), art'otel cologne (2009) and Park Plaza WestminsterBridge, London (2010).Park Plaza Hotels floated on London's AIM Stock Market in July 2007.

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