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Pan Pacific Hotels Group set to launch PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport hotel

Published Date: 16 February 2011

PARKROYAL Melbourne AirportFebruary 16, 2011 PARKROYAL, one of Australia’s most fondly remembered hotel brands, will return to Melbourne with the rebranding of Hilton Melbourne Airport to PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport on April 1, 2011.

This will be the third PARKROYAL hotel in Australia for Pan Pacific Hotels Group, which brought the PARKROYAL brand back to Australia in November last year.

The opening also marks a return of the PARKROYAL brand, which was founded in Melbourne, Australia in 1962, to its birth city. The PARKROYAL portfolio is now owned and operated by Pan Pacific Hotels Group and consists hotels, resorts and serviced suites which span Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Myanmar and Australia.

Located at the doorstep of the domestic and international airport and linked directly to the terminal by skybridge, PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport offers convenience to both business and leisure travellers alike. The 276 spacious guest rooms feature city skyline, airport and mountain views. The hotel is also a popular business and conference destination with 16-state-of-the-art meeting and function rooms conveniently located on one level.

“We are delighted to bring PARKROYAL back to its birth city. Visitors to Melbourne can look forward to a refreshed and updated PARKROYAL brand that emphasises authentic local experiences and friendly and unobtrusive hospitality,” said Pan Pacific Hotels Group President and Chief Executive A. Patrick Imbardelli.

“Guests can look forward to PARKROYAL’s unique offerings in more cities as we continue to expand the brand’s presence in Australia.”

The PARKROYAL brand has recently undergone an exciting revitalisation, which will see each PARKROYAL hotel reflecting the spirit and individuality of the location, enabling authentic encounters through creative touches, local tastes and connections to the community.

The opening of PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport along with the recent introduction of two PARKROYAL properties, PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney and PARKROYAL Parramatta in Sydney, further drives Pan Pacific Hotels Group’s aggressive growth underway in Australia.

Guests can now make their bookings for PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport via the PARKROYAL website parkroyalhotels.com/melbourne and PARKROYAL toll-free reservations globally.

Media contacts:
Genevieve Brannigan
DID: (03) 9642 4107
M: 0411 037 109
genevieve@iconpr.com.au

Pan Pacific Hotels Group
Chan Hse May
Director, Corporate Communications
DID: (65) 6808 1265
Fax: (65) 6821 8001
chan.hsemay@pphg.com

About Pan Pacific Hotels Group Limited
Pan Pacific Hotels Group Limited 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 over 10,000 rooms in Asia and North America including those under development. The Group comprises two acclaimed brands: Pan Pacific® and PARKROYAL®. For more information, visit pphg.com

About PARKROYAL Hotels & Resorts
Headquartered in Singapore, PARKROYAL Hotels & Resorts is part of Pan Pacific Hotels Group. It has a portfolio of 10 hotels and serviced suites in Asia Pacific with Global Sales Offices in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, London, San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo. PARKROYAL Hotels & Resorts is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance, the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands. For more information, please visit parkroyalhotels.com