One of Boris’ many official engagements this week was to perform the “topping out” ceremony at what will be London’s largest ever purpose built hotel.Â The Park Plaza, Westminster with its thousand guest rooms is scheduled to open in early 2010 and will create eight hundred jobs.
BoJo performed the official ceremony and commented, “This impressive development has removed an awful eyesore that has blighted this corner of the capital for too long. A sparkling new hotel is just what the South Bank needs.”
“I am sure it will act as a major springboard for the regeneration plans for Waterloo Station and the surrounding area, on top of creating hundreds of jobs and boosting the local economy.”
The swanky topping out ceremony involved Boris, a spade and the ceremonial completion of the hotel’s external structure.Â Old De Pfeffel was on top form, musing â€œLondon has been voted the number-one tourist destination in the world.Â Do you think it is because we have the best command of the worldâ€™s best language? Though there are other countries where they profess to speak English, like America…â€?
Er, Boris?Â You can put the shovel down and stop digging, now.