Venue To Watch: The OWO, London

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The selected Venue To Watch this month is The OWO in London. With the historical masterpiece set for its highly anticipated debut in late 2022.

Originally opened in 1906 and designed by British architect, William Young, the building has stood to witness many world-shaping events. The former building had 1100 rooms used by Churchill as a headquarters during World War II. The site located in Whitehall, London has undergone a monumental transformation. With the creation of 120 rooms and suites, 85 branded residences and 11 restaurants and bars.

The OWO is part of the Raffles Hotels and Resorts brand, this will be the first Raffles Hotel in London. Raffles have recently joined AccorHotels group, one of the world’s largest global hotel companies. AccorHotels operates in more than 95 countries and also owns Fairmont and Swissotel. Owning close to 4000 luxury, midscale and economy hotels and resorts between the companies.

The Old War Office was a major inspiration for Ian Fleming. The man who wrote the famous James Bond series after working as a key liaison officer. The building has since gone on to feature in several movies, including Skyfall and most recently No Time To Die. The architectural magnificence showcases British excellence and will be popular for those looking to experience the best of the country.

Why is The OWO great for meetings and events?

The OWO will be the flagship hotel for the Raffles group, meaning the brand will not be holding back with the services and fine experience they have to offer. The luxury hotel will feature a ballroom with a seating capacity of over 600 people, making it a top contender for hosting events. The venue will be also be catered by world renowned chefs, offering guests the finest of dines.