Pan Pacific Hotels Group to Open Flagship Beijing Hotel in 2017
The Pan Pacific brand will make its debut in China’s capital in the first half of 2017 with the opening of Pan Pacific Beijing in the prime Xicheng district, within walking distance of the renowned Financial Street.
Singapore, 20 July 2016 – The Pan Pacific brand will make its debut in China’s capital in the first half of 2017 with the opening of Pan Pacific Beijing (北京泛太平洋酒店). Offering unparalleled access to the city’s administrative centre and the renowned Financial Street (金融街), the strategic location of the hotel in the prime Xicheng district (西城区) puts it within a 2.5-kilometre walking radius to historical landmarks like the Tiananmen Square (天安门广场) and Forbidden City (故宫).
Built to the highest specification, Pan Pacific Beijing will be the newest hotel to open in this part of the city. It will feature 223 spacious and contemporary guest rooms and suites starting from 45 square metres, comprehensive conference and meeting space with a double volume ceiling ballroom, as well as the exclusive Bai Yun (白云) Club on Level 14 which will have spectacular views across the city to the Forbidden City. The design is meticulous and thoughtful, evident through unique touches such as a retractable roof for its 20-metre indoor swimming pool and a conservatory-style Winter Garden on Level 1, which is connected to the all-day dining restaurant, Pacifica. Other dining options will include Pan Pacific’s signature Hai Tien Lo Chinese restaurant and Keyaki Japanese restaurant. Refreshing leisure facilities will be located on a dedicated wellness floor, which, in addition to the swimming pool, will include a luxury spa, steam and sauna facilities, and a state-of-the-art fitness centre.
“We have been eagerly waiting for the right opportunity to bring the Pan Pacific brand to Beijing and we are delighted to have found it with this luxury development. As our flagship hotel in China, Pan Pacific Beijing will set the benchmark for planned expansion into other key first-tier cities,” says Bernold O. Schroeder, Chief Executive Officer, Pan Pacific Hotels Group. “I believe we are well-positioned to attract affluent travellers by leveraging the Pan Pacific brand’s strong footprint in Asia-Pacific as well as our existing presence in China through our five other properties. The hotel will also benefit from its strategic location in the financial district given Beijing’s standing as a regional financial hub,” he adds.
Owned by Chinese real estate developer Huitong Investments Co., Limited (汇通投资), the brand-defining hotel will epitomise the exemplary service standards, attention to detail and ability to anticipate guests’ needs which the Pan Pacific brand is known for.
China is Pan Pacific Hotels Group’s largest operating market outside its Singapore headquarters. Besides Pan Pacific Beijing, the Group operates five other properties, namely Pan Pacific Suzhou, Pan Pacific Tianjin, Pan Pacific Xiamen, Pan Pacific Ningbo, and Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Ningbo.
The official signing ceremony between Pan Pacific Hotels Group and Huitong Investments for the management of Pan Pacific Beijing took place at Pan Pacific Singapore on 18 July 2016.
Pan Pacific Hotels Group CEO Bernold Schroeder (left) and Huitong Investments Chairman Yu Dongxiao (right) at the signing ceremony for Pan Pacific Beijing
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About Pan Pacific Hotels Group Limited
Pan Pacific Hotels Group is a wholly-owned hotel subsidiary of Singapore-listed UOL Group Limited, one of Asia’s most established hotel and property companies with an outstanding portfolio of investment and development properties. Based in Singapore, Pan Pacific Hotels Group owns and/or manages over 30 hotels, resorts and serviced suites with more than 11,000 rooms including those under development in Asia, Oceania, North America and Europe. The Group comprises two acclaimed brands: “Pan Pacific” and PARKROYAL. “Pan Pacific” is a leading brand in Asia and the Pacific Rim with hotels offering premium accommodations and services. PARKROYAL is a collection of comfortable leisure and business hotels and resorts located in the heart of cities and interesting locales across Asia Pacific. For more information, visit www.pphg.com.
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