The long-awaited debut of the Pan Pacific Hotels brand in Europe is now scheduled for next year.

Business Traveller reported on plans for a London property under the luxury brand as far back as 2014, but the group has now confirmed that Pan Pacific London is expected to open in 2020.

The 237-room hotel will be located within the mixed use One Bishopsgate Plaza development close to Liverpool Street station, and will mark the brand’s entry into Europe.

The hotel’s interior’s will be designed by Yabu Pushelberg, responsible for projects including the Four Seasons Toronto, W New York Times Square and the St Regis San Francisco.

Facilities will include an 18th floor Signature Suite, an indoor pool, spa and fitness centre, and a ballroom accommodating up to 370 guests.

Meanwhile the group’s Pan Pacific Orchard property on Singapore’s Orchard Road is set to reopen in 2021, following complete redevelopment.

The new hotel will feature three levels of “experiential sky gardens”, and will be Pan Pacific’s first zer-waste hotel, with eco-friendly elements including a rainwater harvesting system, recyclable water system, and a compactor which transforms food waste into compost.

Commenting on the news Ms Cinn Tan, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Pan Pacific Hotels Group, said:

“We are defined by our core values of sincerity and integrity, and are committed to caring for the environment and operating in a sustainable manner across our portfolio of 40 hotels, resorts and serviced suites globally.

“We’re proud to be leading the way in sustainable hospitality with jewels such as Parkroyal on Pickering, the “World’s Leading Green City Hotel”, and will up the ante with the launch of Pan Pacific Orchard, our first zero-waste hotel, in 2021.

“Pan Pacific Hotels Group is deeply invested in the cause for sustainability and we have plans to expand our footprint of experiential green hotels, each one to surprise and delight our guests. With their unique eco-architecture, our green jewels will redefine not just the landscape they are in, but the very concept of sustainable hospitality.”

Over the last two years Pan Pacific Hotels Group has refurbished properties including Pan Pacific Melbourne, Pan Pacific Perth, Parkroyal Penang Resort, and its Parkroyal hotels on Beach Road Kitchener in Singapore.

The group is also set to open two additional Parkroyal properties in A’Famosa Resort, Malaysia (2020) and Langkawi, Malaysia (2021).