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The Group will launch 13 new properties by 2024, including iconic sustainability brand PARKROYAL COLLECTION’s first opening beyond Singapore
The Group will launch 13 new properties by 2024, including iconic sustainability brand PARKROYAL COLLECTION’s first opening beyond Singapore

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Pan Pacific Hotels Group Expands Global Footprint Across 10 Key Gateway Cities In Prime Locations

Singapore, 22 September 2021 – 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.

For the full list of properties in Pan Pacific Hotel Group’s pipeline, please refer to Annex A.

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 beach front, 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 architectural talents of Kohn Pedersen Fox Architectural for Pan Pacific Jakarta, PARKROYAL Serviced Suites Jakarta, and PARKROYAL 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 A Garden In A Hotel in Orchard: Pan Pacific Orchard

Thrusting forward with the sustainability agenda, Pan Pacific Hotels Group will open the highly anticipated, 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 200% of hotel’s land area, the property will feature four thematic sky gardens, each with its own distinct natural environment: Forest Terrace, Beach Club, Garden Terrace, and Cloud Terrace.

To fulfil its sustainable 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.

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

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Property

Opening

Australia

1

PARKROYAL Monash Melbourne

Opened in 12 April 2021


Cambodia

2

Pan Pacific Phnom Penh

Q4 2023

3

PARKROYAL Siem Reap

Q4 2023

China

4

PARKROYAL Dalian

Q4 2022

Indonesia

5

Pan Pacific Jakarta

Oct 2023

6

PARKROYAL Serviced Suites Jakarta

Dec 2022

7

PARKROYAL Jakarta

Jun 2024

Malaysia

8

Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Kuala Lumpur

Oct 2022

9

PARKROYAL COLLECTION Kuala Lumpur

Jun 2022

10

PARKROYAL A’Famosa Melaka Resort

Nov 2022

11

PARKROYAL Langkawi Resort

May 2022

Singapore

12

Pan Pacific Orchard

Q4 2022

Thailand

13

PARKROYAL Suites Bangkok

May 2022

United Kingdom

14

Pan Pacific London

Opened in September 2021

Vietnam

15

PARKROYAL Serviced Suites Hanoi

Mar 2022

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Pan Pacific Hotels Group

Pan Pacific Hotels Group is a member 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 close to 50 hotels, resorts and serviced suites including those under development in 29 cities across Asia, Oceania, North America and Europe.

Voted “Best Regional Hotel Chain” by readers in Asia from 2017 to 2020, Pan Pacific Hotels Group comprises three brands: "Pan Pacific", PARKROYAL COLLECTION, and PARKROYAL. Sincerity is the hallmark of Pan Pacific Hotels Group. The Group is known to its guests, partners, associates and owners for its sincerity in people and the sense of confidence which alleviates the stresses of today’s complex world.

Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts

Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts is the embodiment of gracious, dependable hospitality. Characterised by the warm smiles, unassuming postures and thoughtful processes, we wear sincerity as our badge of promise as each guest who comes through our doors know they will be well taken care of.

PARKROYAL COLLECTION Hotels & Resorts

PARKROYAL COLLECTION hotels are icons of design with a sense of responsibility and care towards the environment and self. Each hotel is one of a kind and not one in a line. It goes beyond bricks and mortar to refresh body and soul. It breathes style with a contemporary vibe, inspiringly everyone who steps through its doors to live life.

PARKROYAL Hotels & Resorts

PARKROYAL Hotels & Resorts is your trusted companion who supports you and sets you at your best in every way. Approachable, friendly service is our hallmark, along with practical processes and efficient offerings that ensure your comfort and convenience at every occasion. It is our joy to connect with you and give you a sense of place wherever you travel.

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