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Pan Pacific Hotels Group expands global footprint across 10 key gateway cities in prime locations

Author: Theodore Koumelis / Date: Fri, 09/24/2021 - 04:06
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The Group will launch 13 new properties by 2024, including iconic sustainability brand Parkroyal Collection's first opening beyond Singapore.

Singapore – Pan Pacific Hotels Group continues to grow its global pipeline with 13 new properties across 10 key gateway cities by 2024. More than 3,300 rooms will be added to the Group's inventory, bringing its portfolio to 48 hotels, resorts, and serviced suites across 29 cities.  Pan Pacific Hotels Group's parent UOL Group Limited is one of Asia's most established hotel and property companies.

This move sees the Group establish its presence in key gateway cities, including London, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Dalian, Hanoi, Phnom Penh, and Siem Reap.

This expansion started from the recent openings of PARKROYAL Monash Melbourne in April and Pan Pacific London on 1 September, which will be followed by 13 other properties in the coming three years.

“We recognise that the world is saddled with the crisis of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, in the long run, businesses and economies will be reignited through various measures. Travel for leisure and business will have to resume. The hospitality industry will recover.  We are fortunate to be able to tap into UOL's development and design capabilities and are planting our seeds for the future through strategic footprints in key gateway cities, with the view that when the skies reopen, we will be well-placed in strategic locations to take advantage of returning demand,” said Mr. Choe Peng Sum, Chief Executive Officer, Pan Pacific Hotels Group.

Breaking Ground in Europe with Pan Pacific London

Freshly unveiled on 1 September is Pan Pacific London, Pan Pacific Hotels Group's flagship hotel in Britain. With 237 keys, the mixed-use development is the pride of a dream design team: it is designed by London-based and award-winning firm PLP Architectures, with the hotel interiors helmed by Yabu Pushelberg, and Tom Dixon's Design Research Studio for its destination bar in Devonshire Row. One Bishopsgate Plaza is owned and developed by UOL

Owing to this visionary architecture, Pan Pacific London has already been awarded the “5 Star Winner for Best Hotel Construction and Design UK”, “Best Hotel Architecture London” and “Best Mixed-Use Architecture London” at the International Property Awards (UK).

Pan Pacific London is centrally seated at One Bishopsgate Plaza, a two-minute walk from Liverpool Street Station. This strategic location secures not only convenience and connectivity to the rest of London, but it also affords guests amazing views of London's most iconic landmarks, such as the River Thames, Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, The Gherkin, St. Paul's Cathedral and Canary Wharf.

A new sustainability icon with PARKROYAL COLLECTION Kuala Lumpur

Following the successful launch of its PARKROYAL COLLECTION brand in January 2020, Pan Pacific Hotels Group introduces a new eco-chic icon with a sustainability ethos: PARKROYAL COLLECTION Kuala Lumpur, slated to open in June 2022. Located in the beating heart of Bukit Bintang, the UOL-owned PARKROYAL COLLECTION Kuala Lumpur complex will reopen as a transformed lifestyle destination.

In line with PARKROYAL COLLECTION's signature biophilic landscaping, PARKROYAL COLLECTION Kuala Lumpur will be a beacon of green design, from the minds of DP Architects and FDAT. A sprawl of 78 sky planters lines its frontage to create a lush green façade, extending indoors to the lobby and springing a garden in the hotel to life.

Additionally, PARKROYAL COLLECTION Kuala Lumpur's roof terraces will showcase 13,000 square feet of plants and trees, providing not only visual relief, but also shading hard concrete surfaces, alleviating the “urban heat island effect”. The hotel will also feature a wellness floor, comprising a St. Gregory spa, a gymnasium and fitness studio, as well as a pool.

PARKROYAL COLLECTION Kuala Lumpur complex will also house Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Kuala Lumpur, a sanctuary for long stay guests with all the conveniences of the location and connect to the hotel.

Other new openings in Malaysia in 2022 include the expansion of its PARKROYAL resorts portfolio in Langkawi and Malacca.  The 301-room PARKROYAL Langkawi Resort has a direct beachfront, with extensive meeting facilities and a beach club for both corporate and leisure guests.  The 418-room PARKROYAL A'Famosa Melaka Resort will see a generous upgrade of the well-loved A'Famosa resort as well as new builds offering relaxed accommodation choices.

Securing a multi-brand presence in Jakarta

The Group will also plant its flag in Indonesia with a bold cluster of properties in its capital city, Jakarta. Over the next three years, PARKROYAL Jakarta, PARKROYAL Serviced Suites Jakarta, and Pan Pacific Jakarta, owned by UOL Group Limited, will open within the prestigious Thamrin Nine, combining commercial spaces, entertainment, and retail offerings within an integrated environment at one of Jakarta's most desirable addresses.

Designed by a medley of architectural talents—Kohn Pedersen Fox Architectural for Pan Pacific Jakarta, PARKROYAL Serviced Suites Jakarta, and PARKROYAL Hotel Jakarta; and AMA Group for Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Jakarta—the glittering complex soars above the skyline, offering the ultimate ease of access in the heart of a thriving location.

Housing three properties within one complex provides unparalleled choice to both business and leisure guests, with differing needs for sophistication and comfort, and for short and extended stays.

Introducing Singapore's first zero-waste hotel: Pan Pacific Orchard

Thrusting forward with the sustainability agenda, Pan Pacific Hotels Group will open the highly anticipated zero-waste hotel, Pan Pacific Orchard, in the fourth quarter of 2022, also owned and developed by UOL Group Limited.

Regenerated by WOHA Architects—famed for its arresting biophilic signature, as seen with  PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering—the renewed Pan Pacific Orchard will be a verdant retreat within the prime space of District 9. With foliage covering more than 300% of the hotel's land area, the property will feature four thematic sky gardens, each with its own distinct natural environment: Forest Terrace, Beach Club, Secret Garden and Cloud Terrace.

To fulfil its zero-waste promise, the 350-room hotel will employ a rainwater harvesting system, a recyclable water system, and a compactor that transforms food waste into nutrient water for the hotel's sky gardens. Water dispensers will eliminate usage of plastic bottled water, and technology to regulate and save energy usage include light, motion and rain sensors, as well as solar cells.

Solidifying future growth in key emerging markets

Alongside its developments in prime gateway cities across the world, Pan Pacific Hotels Group will also establish its presence in emerging markets, reinforcing its confidence in long-term growth.

Marking its next move into China for 2022, Pan Pacific Hotels Group will introduce the country's first PARKROYAL hotel in Dalian, a major sub-provincial city in Liaoning Province. Towering at 52 levels, PARKROYAL Dalian will be an icon commanding panoramic views from its prime location on Youting Road, which offers connectivity to Xinghai Square, Dalian World Expo Centre and Dalian Xinghai Convention & Exhibition Centre.

The Group will also increase its strength in IndoChina to a total of nine properties in the region by 2023. It will make an entry into Cambodia's capital city with Pan Pacific Phnom Penh, and into the famous city of UNESCO World Heritage site of Angkor Wat with PARKROYAL Siem Reap. The 212-room Pan Pacific Phnom Penh will be situated centrally in the bustling Norodom Boulevard while the 130-room PARKROYAL Siem Reap will be a 10-minute drive from the gates of Angkor Wat.

In 2022, the Group will further expand its serviced suites portfolio within the region. PARKROYAL Serviced Suites Hanoi will open in the picturesque Westlake area, featuring 126 spacious suites with amazing lake views. PARKROYAL Suites Bangkok will occupy a prime location on Sukhumvit Soi 6. Within walking distance of Nana BTS sky train station, it will provide easy access to the heart of the commercial area of Bangkok, with upscale shopping malls including Central Embassy and Terminal 21 in its vicinity.

New Properties and Targeted Years of Opening (2021-2024)

Australia

  • PARKROYAL Monash Melbourne - Opened on 12 April 2021

Cambodia

  • Pan Pacific Phnom Penh - Q4 2023
  • PARKROYAL Siem Reap - Q4 2023

China

  • PARKROYAL Dalian - Q4 2022

Indonesia

  • Pan Pacific Jakarta - Oct 2023
  • PARKROYAL Serviced Suites Jakarta - Dec 2022
  • PARKROYAL Jakarta - June 2024

Malaysia

  • Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Kuala Lumpur - July 2022
  • PARKROYAL COLLECTION Kuala Lumpur - June 2022
  • PARKROYAL A'Famosa Melaka Resort - July 2022
  • PARKROYAL Langkawi Resort - May 2022

Singapore

  • Pan Pacific Orchard - Q4 2022

Thailand

  • PARKROYAL Suites Bangkok - May 2022

United Kingdom

  • Pan Pacific London - Opened in September 2021

Vietnam

  • PARKROYAL Serviced Suites Hanoi - March 2022

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Theodore Koumelis

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