June 15 - Romania are the latest country to sign an agreement for a hospitality centre in London during next year's Olympics and will be based at 30 Pavilion Road, a Georgian townhouse in the heart of affluent Knightsbridge in the heart of the capital, it has been announced.
The deal has been negotiated by the Concerto Group, who have also helped find Olympic Houses for Georgia and Japan and are involved with several other National Olympic Committees (NOC) who are hoping to set-up deals.
Ioan Dobrescu, the secretary general, led a delegation from the Romanian Olympic Committee who attended a special ceremony with the Concerto Group and Searcys, the owner of 30 Pavillion Road.
Romania's House is located close to where the International Olympic Committee will be located at The Hilton London Hyde Park during the Games.
"30 Pavilion Road is everything that we were looking for from a venue in London and we are very much looking forward to welcoming our guests to this spectacular venue - the base for our country during the London 2012 Games," said Dobrescu.
The Romanians took a short guided tour of the property before celebrating at the Searcys restaurant, 40|30 The Gherkin.
"We are thrilled that the Romanian NOC has decided to make 30 Pavilion Road their venue for their London 2012 House," said Paul Redmond, the general manager of 30 Pavilion Road.
"We very much look forward to working closely with the NOC team to deliver a highly successful Games."
The Romanians join Brazil, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Japan and Switzerland in signing deals with London properties for the Olympics.
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