Radisson Blu Edwardian New Providence Wharf
London City Airport (5 miles away)
Healthcare Venues believes the Radisson Blu Edwardian, New Providence Wharf aligns to the metric applied to our AMBER assessment status.
The Radisson Blu Edwardian, New Providence Wharf is located in the east end of London some 30 minutes by public transport from the centre of London. The London Docklands Light Rail is the easiest way to reach the venue from central London as it is less than a 10-minute walk from East India Key Station, which links to the London Underground system. London City Airport is only 10 minutes’ drive from the hotel. New Providence Wharf is also only an 8 minute drive from Canary Wharf which is a major financial services hub within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets recognised as both a residential and business district. This location is considered one of the United Kingdom's two financial centres, along with the traditional City of London. The ExCel exhibition and conference centre is located 10 minutes’ drive or 20 minutes by the light railway connection.
The Radisson Blu Edwardian, New Providence Wharf has 169 bedrooms and 7 meeting rooms, with the largest the Ontario which can accommodate 150 Cabaret style. This is a 4-star hotel that presents an upscale marketing message. It is most popular for meetings taking place during medical society congresses at the ExCel centre, national or regional advisory boards or internal meetings, where the benefits of the business location and access to London city airport are required.
SALES AND MARKETING
The hotel particularly uses online methods to communicate some luxury references to the venue, whilst leveraging its location with an impressive view of the O2 arena on the opposite side of the river Thames, when defining its position with the leisure and higher end financial services market, which regularly use the hotel. Business meetings, due to the connectivity to the city of London and central London districts are an important part of the hotels market position which does, particularly from Monday to Friday, provide a business perspective to the overall feel to the venue. General marketing provides a good range of meeting spaces, which reflect the overall position of a 4-star hotel with stylish touches.
LOCATION AND SETTING
The hotel is set in a riverside location, opposite the O2 Arena (formerly the Millennium Dome) close to Canary wharf and the residential districts in the east end of London. East India Key Station, the docklands light railway is less than a 10-minute walk from the hotel, which connects to the London Underground system resulting in a 10-minute transfer to the circle and district lines, or 25 minutes to the west end of London by tube. London City airport is 10 minutes by taxi and connects this part of London to a range of international destinations.
Walking or driving to the hotel you will pass some modest residential districts leading to a range of modern apartment blocks which surround the hotel. This provides an attractive residential feel to the immediate space opposite the hotel with many city workers living in this area.
The overall style is contemporary as is most of this part of the East end of London, calm, quiet and reflecting this residential location. Some meeting rooms have views to the river and the O2 Arena, others do not, providing a business focused environment.
FIT FOR PURPOSE
The Radisson Blu Edwardian New Providence Wharf is a modern building (built in 2007), with contemporary styling almost clinical and modern feel to its décor. Meeting space is located either side of the central reception area, which has the feel of a glass box, airy and spacious with a large stag (deer) feature in the centre, essentially connecting two buildings housing all the hotel public and meeting spaces. To the left a series of boardrooms and smaller breakout rooms, to the right on the first floor the main meeting room and other boardrooms and breakout rooms using state of the art technical equipment and for example leather comfort chairs to enhance the meeting product. This is a contemporary hotel, with stylish features to décor and the use of some artwork throughout all areas.
The Scoff and Banter restaurant and bar complement the stylish theme to this property. The bar area is a good size, using subdued lighting with a long bar and a range of lounge seats and even a purple pool table with a sense of this being a focus area of the venue. The bar leads onto the restaurant which has views over the river Thames and can be used for lunchtime and evening meeting groups.
Meetings: Meeting space reflects an individual style to the venue with leather and chrome comfort chairs and modern tables presenting a non-traditional almost individual feel to these spaces. This individual style is enhanced by the inclusion of some artwork, pictures and small statues in meeting rooms, with rich carpeting, such as seen in the main meeting room. The overall result is an attractive, comfortable and higher end 4-star product.
The 8 meeting rooms are split into 2 areas on the ground floor and the 1st floor supporting the ability for confidential meetings. On the ground floor, there are 3 meeting rooms: Meeting rooms 3 and 5 each set up for 15 boardroom and meeting room 4 seats 8.
On the 1st floor the largest room, Ontario seats 120 cabaret, style perfect for investigator meetings and workshop meetings where both a single plenary room and multiple breakout rooms are required. All rooms are air conditioned. The Ontario suite can accommodate 150 persons in cabaret style but can be divided so one half can hold a meeting for 60 cabaret with lunch and break out space being taken in the other half creating a truly private meeting. If the whole of the Ontario Suite is taken then lunch and dinner can be taken in the hotel’s restaurant which seats 90. As the restaurant offers 180 degree views of the river, this might be perceived to be inappropriate to a more compliance sensitive company.
Bedrooms: The 169 bedrooms are made up of 58 King Superior, 14 Twin Superior, and 8 Queen Superior rooms which are also disabled accessible rooms, 15 Business Class King and 2 Business Class Twin rooms, 45 King Deluxe and 10 River View Deluxe rooms, plus 16 One Bedroom Suites and 1 Penthouse Suite. All are contemporary and comfortable in design with modern brown and cream colour schemes, leather and chrome furniture. Deluxe and business class rooms are no different in size and appointment, just the addition of an expresso machine and bathrobes in the Business Class category.
Some rooms do have a river view which does have an impressive view to the O2 Arena and Canary wharf. All rooms have a work desk space, mini bars, (which can be locked should this be required for meetings for HCPs) iron and ironing board, flat screen TV and satellite channels. Bathrooms are large for the London region with a bath and shower and attractive marbles design. There is no club lounge at the hotel.
Leisure: The East River Spa at the hotel is well publicised online and this may be misleading as to the overall level of the facilities that this space provides, as It does not have for example, a pool and does not offer a theme or facilities that would link to the normal facilities of a high-end Spa concept. The Spa is discreetly located over a small walkway from the 1st floor lifts and stands alone; you would not pass this space for example to visit meeting rooms or bedrooms. The spa has 6 treatment rooms a sauna also a relaxing room looking out to the river and O2 Arena. There is a modest local membership.
The service levels are consistent with a venue suitable for healthcare meetings and events. The staff to guest ratio is that of a business airport hotel and the service is warm and friendly without being that of a luxury or high-end venue.
There is free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel which was consistent in strength during our visit. Secure login process is required and set up for each event – Wi-Fi is included in the day delegate package
- Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotels
Our Responsible Business commitments are:
To minimise the consumption of natural resources and the production of excess water, waste and energy related to the planning and execution of each conference, meeting or event
To improve our overall Carbon Footprint through reduced overall carbon emissions and improved Responsible Business practices
To offset all CO2 emissions related to travel to and participation in the conference, meeting or event by employees and sponsored guests
To encourage our suppliers and contractors to adopt overall Responsible Business and Carbon performance practices
To assist our employees, delegates, partners and visitors to minimise the overall ecological and carbon footprint of conferences, meetings and events
To foster actions that avoid harm to biodiversity and human health
To evaluate our progress and report our successes to stakeholders and the general public.
Meeting & Event Room Capacities
|Private Room 1||10||-||15||-||20||-||-||30||50||-||12|
|Private Room 2||18||-||18||-||20||-||-||30||50||-||12|
|Private Room 1&2||26||40||36||-||70||60||-||80||100||-||25|
|Private Room 3||15||-||-||-||15||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Private Room 4||8||-||-||-||8||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Private Room 5||15||12||18||-||12||-||-||-||30||-||15|
Meeting & Event Rooms
Total no. of meeting rooms: 11
Max capacity (Theatre Style): 250
Total no. of breakout rooms: 5
Total capacity of all breakout rooms: 450
The tick shown below identifies the rate banding applicable for that venue, based on its geographical location. Please note these rates act only as a benchmark guideline. Actual rates will be subject to seasonal fluctuations, corporate agreements and any individual/separate negotiation.
Day Delegate Rate
- UK: < £45
- SE / London: < £54
- UK: £45 - £69
- SE / London: £54 - £86
- UK: £69 +
- SE / London: £86 +
- UK: < £150
- SE / London: < £180
- UK: £150 - £189
- SE / London: £180 - £227
- UK: £189 +
- SE / London: £227 +
Nearest train stations
- Canning Town (0.74 miles away)
- Custom House (1.36 miles away)
- West Ham (1.53 miles away)
- London City Airport (2.26 miles away)
- London Heathrow Airport (19.55 miles away)
- London Gatwick Airport (25.2 miles away)
- M11 JCT 4 (6.25 miles away)
- M11 JCT 5 (9.89 miles away)
- M1 JCT 1 (10.55 miles away)
Driving New Providence Wharf is located adjacent to Canary Wharf on the River Thames and is accessed via Aspen Way (A13) and Blackwall Way.
Venue Contact Details
Telephone: 020 7987 2050
Fax: 020 7769 4011
Name: Rachel Major
Telephone: 020 7987 6566