PPHG’s European entry sees good opening interest

Pan Pacific London has opened on September 1, with bookings for guestrooms and event venues gaining “good pace” since sales kicked off in end-May.

According to a Pan Pacific Hotels Group (PPHG) spokesperson, interest has been particularly strong for weekend stays as well as for events and weddings.

Straits Kitchen at Pan Pacific London will showcase familiar Singapore cuisine in homage to PPHG’s Asian roots

“The hotel has seen (event) bookings all the way till September 2022 currently, with more enquiries coming in,” the spokesperson said.

The 237-key Pan Pacific London is PPHG’s flagship and first European property. It sits in a lively part of the city, at One Bishopgate Plaza and steps away from Liverpool Street Station, with high-end shopping in Spitalfields, the Barbican cultural hub and stylish Shoreditch right on the doorstep.

Guestrooms and suites are generously sized from 37m² to 119m², and feature a light colour palette and artistic custom headboards with calming depictions of oak, elder, elm and maple trees – all of which come together to create a soothing city retreat product.

The hotel also lays claims to the area’s largest hotel ballroom. The 464m² triple-height and pillar-free Pacific Ballroom boasts smart features. Event planners have access to eight other flexible event venues, spread across two floors. Pan Pacific London supports event clients with an Event Emporium, which carries an exclusive range of bespoke linens, crockery, and table decorations to help event designers bring their plans to life.

Restaurants and bars at the hotel pay tribute to PPHG’s Asian roots, with menus featuring familiar Singapore classics like chilli crab and prawn paste chicken at Straits Kitchen; dim sum at The Orchid Lounge’s Afternoon Tea selection; and signature cocktails inspired by Singaporean flavours and culture at Ginger Lily.

The hotel has also carved out a destination bar, Silverleaf at The Devonshire House.

In a nod to the swelling wellness movement, Pan Pacific London has a dedicated holistic wellness space, spanning 1,083m². It comprises an indoor infinity pool, a wellness lounge for early arrivals and guests waiting to catch their flight, an advanced gym, spa, relaxation pods, mindfulness studio and more.

The spokesperson told TTG Asia that the company’s interest in Europe remains strong, and will continue to “eye gateway cities for future growth”.

Besides London, PPHG has been strengthening its portfolio with a recent opening in Melbourne this April. Openings in Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta and Hanoi will follow.

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