The Pan Pacific Singapore has unveiled its new look after undergoing a S$80 million (US$65 million) renovation which has given it a refreshed look, upgraded technology and expanded restaurant and club lounge facilities.
The Pan Pacific Hotel & Resort group’s flagship property began closing off rooms in April this year to commence the refurbishment work, the largest it has undergone in its 25-year history (see story here).
As well as new décor and remodelled bathrooms, the updated rooms have had their technology enhanced. The entertainment system allows guests to plug in and play their own mobile devices. It also features internet protocol television which allows guests to stream a wider range of broadcasts and videos.
The new look of the rooms
The room phones have small screens allowing you to visit websites or get information about hotel facilities. They have the capacity to make phone calls over the internet, although a spokesperson for the hotel said this service is not available yet.
There is now complimentary wifi throughout the building.
The rooms have also been fitted with a smart energy management system to control lights and air conditioning. This means hotel staff can enquire about guests’ temperature preferences at check in and then preset the room accordingly.
iPads will now be used to check in all guests, meaning they can be checked in anywhere they choose and no longer need to go to a reception desk.
The new Pan Pacific Club
Alongside these improvements, the renovations have also seen significant expansion of the hotel’s club facilities. The Pacific Club, which is open 24 hours, has been moved from the 33rd to 38th floor making it much larger and giving it a 360-degree view of Singapore.
The new club has a larger kitchen which will continue to serve food 24 hours a day. It now offers prix fixe lunch and dinner menus. There are now two private dining rooms which can also serve as small meeting rooms.
In addition, the hotel has gained a new all-day restaurant, called Edge, that has seven different concept kitchens each representing a different pacific cuisine.
The Pan Pacific Orchard, the group’s other hotel in Singapore, also recently unveiled a new look (see here). The two hotels’ refurbishments are part of the Pan Pacific Hotels & Resorts groups expansion plans and attempts to refresh its brand.
For more information, visit www.panpacific.com