The Rezidor Hotel Group is to bring a new-build Park Inn to London’s Excel exhibition centre. The 20-storey hotel, which will open in the first half of 2013, will have 223 bedrooms, a restaurant, bar, meeting and fitness rooms. Kurt Ritter, chief executive of Rezidor, said: “We are delighted to announce this new flagship in the key market of London. This property will further strengthen the presence and brand awareness of our young and dynamic mid market brand Park Inn in the UK.” The Park Inn will be built by Galliford Try and located 200 metres west of the main entrance to Excel.