Pan Pacific Hotels Group has unveiled its long-awaited London property, with the opening of a 237-room hotel close to Liverpool Street station.
Business Traveller reported on plans for a London property under the luxury brand as far back as 2014, and the hotel had been scheduled to open in 2020 before being delayed due to the onset of Covid-19.
The 42-floor Pan Pacific London is housed within the One Bishopsgate Plaza development, and features interiors designed by Yabu Pushelberg.
Facilities include The Orchid Lounge (pictured below) offering afternoon tea by Cherish Finden, Ginger Lily bar with curated champagne and cocktail menus and an outdoor terrace, all day dining Straits Kitchen “showcasing the melting pot of cuisines represented in multicultural Singapore”, destination cocktail bar Silverleaf at The Devonshire House, a patisserie with grab-and-go option, and two private dining rooms seating up to 14 guests.
There is also a dedicated wellbeing floor with an 18.5-metre infinity pool, treatment rooms, relaxation pods, fitness centre, saunas, steam rooms and a “mindfulness studio”, as well as ten meeting venues including the Pacific Ballroom which can accommodate up to 400 guests.
Rooms range from 37 to 119sqm, and feature Diptyque amenities, custom Hypnos beds, Dyson hairdryers, Hans Grohe bath and tap systems, and “in-room curated coffee selections”.
Pan Pacific London is the group’s first property in Europe, joining around 50 hotels, resorts and serviced suites in over 30 cities under the group’s Pan Pacific, Parkroyal Collection and Parkroyal brands.
Commenting on the opening Choe Peng Sum, chief executive officer, Pan Pacific Hotels Group, said:
“The flagship Pan Pacific London not only boasts the best in product design by world-renowned architects and interior designers, it is led by a passionate team that will bring Pan Pacific Hotels Group’s sincere hospitality to the heart of London.
“Memorable experiences can be created only when we have such a dedicated team. I am very proud of them, and they will take our brand of Asian hospitality to new heights in London.”
For our recent look at new and forthcoming hotels in the UK capital, see: