The Airedale Group has carried out the installation of the catering facilities at the new 453-bedroom 18-storey InterContinental London – The O2 hotel.

Meiko dishwashing features throughout the hotel including multiple installations of M-iQ rack and flight transport dishwashers, servicing the main restaurant, conference and banqueting facilities.

The InterContinental London – The O2 is managed and operated by the Arora Group under a franchise agreement with InterContinental Hotels Group.

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The main dishwash area servicing the banqueting operation features two M-iQ machines; one dedicated flight machine for crockery and a rack machine for cutlery and glassware.

This area is also supported by a DV80.2GiO machine next door, which handles small functions.

The hotel’s executive sous chef Michael Sodah said: “The banqueting operation could be catering for more than 3,000 covers in one hit and we needed something we can rely on to deliver great results.

“What I particularly like is that it is easy for the porters to understand what is required for cleaning.

“Basically, anything coloured blue needs removal – it is so straightforward and a real help given the mix of languages here.

“The colour coding makes for easy, visual explanation and the system really does work well.”