Pan Pacific Hotels Group has announced plans to expand globally, with 13 new properties expected in 10 cities by 2024.
The cities included in the expansion are Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Dalian, Hanoi, Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. See below for further information on the forthcoming properties.
This will add over 3,300 rooms to the group’s inventory and bring its portfolio to 48 hotels, resorts and serviced suites across 29 cities.
This news comes after the launch of Parkroyal Monash Melbourne in April, and the long-awaited opening of Pan Pacific London, the group’s first property in Europe:
The group will introduce a property under its eco-friendly Parkroyal Collection brand in Kuala Lumpur in June 2022, which will also include accommodation for long-stay guests at the Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Kuala Lumpur.
Located in Bukit Bintang, the UOL-owned hotel will feature green design by DP Architects and FDAT which will include a green façade made up of 78 sky planters and 1,208 sqm of plants and trees on its roof terraces (which will also help to shade hard concrete surfaces). The hotel will also feature a wellness area with a spa, gym, pool and fitness studio.
The brand will also grow its portfolio in the Malaysian resorts of Langkawi and Malacca. The 301-room Parkroyal Langkawi Resort will open in May 2022 and include a direct beachfront with extensive meeting facilities and a beach club. The 418-room Parkroyal A’Famosa Melaka Resort will open in July 2022 and feature new-builds offering a range of accommodation.
Meanwhile, the group will open three properties in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta. Parkroyal Jakarta (June 2024), Parkroyal Serviced Suites Jakarta (December 2022), and Pan Pacific Jakarta (June 2024) will open within the Thamrin Nine complex which features commercial spaces, entertainment and retail offerings. The first two will be designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Architectural while the latter will feature design by AMA Group.
The group will open Pan Pacific Orchard in the fourth quarter of 2022, a zero-waste hotel also owned and developed by UOL Group Limited. The property will be redesigned by WOHA Architects and will include foliage covering over 300 per cent of the hotel’s land area, and four thematic sky gardens. The 350-room hotel will include a rainwater harvesting system, a recyclable water system, a compactor that transforms food waste into nutrient water for the sky gardens, water dispensers, and technology to regulate and save energy usage.
The group will open the country’s first Parkroyal hotel in Dalian – a city in Liaoning Province – in 2022. The 52-level Parkroyal Dalian on Youting Road will offer connectivity to Xinghai Square, Dalian World Expo Centre and Dalian Xinghai Convention and Exhibition Centre.
By the end of 2023, the group will have opened the 212-room Pan Pacific Phnom Penh in the city’s Norodom Boulevard, and the 130-room Parkroyal Siem Reap located a ten-minute drive from the gates of Angkor Wat.
Thailand and Vietnam
The group will also expand its serviced suites portfolio, opening the 126-suite Parkroyal Serviced Suites Hanoi in the Westlake area in March 2022, and the Parkroyal Suites Bangkok on Sukhumvit Soi 6 in May 2022.
Choe Peng Sum, CEO of Pan Pacific Hotels Group, commented:
“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.”