Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts Brand Returns to Australia’s East Coast
Singapore, 27 June 2017 – Pan Pacific Hotels Group announced today that it will be opening a Pan Pacific property in Melbourne, Australia on 28th July 2017.
Parent company UOL Group acquires Hilton Melbourne South Wharf, which will be rebranded to Pan Pacific Melbourne in July 2017
Currently operating as Hilton Melbourne South Wharf, the hotel was acquired by Pan Pacific Hotel Group’s parent company, Singapore-listed UOL Group, and will be managed under the acclaimed Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts brand. The opening of Pan Pacific Melbourne marks the brand’s return to the country’s vibrant east coast and it will be its second property in Australia after Pan Pacific Perth.
Located along the scenic Yarra River, Pan Pacific Melbourne will have direct access to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. With 396 contemporary rooms offering panoramic views of the city, Port Phillip Bay or the Yarra River, as well as 400 square metres of flexible meeting and events space, two dining outlets, and refreshing leisure facilities including a 24-hour fitness centre, the hotel will appeal to both business and leisure travellers.
Pan Pacific Hotels Group is also pleased to announce the appointment of Pan Pacific Melbourne’s executive committee comprising Craig Bonnor, General Manager; “We warmly welcome Craig and his team to Pan Pacific Hotels Group. We’re delighted that he will continue to lead the hotel as its General Manager, where he has had a great track record for more than two years. Craig has excellent credentials, having amassed extensive experience in both operations and business development with international hotel brands in Oceania and Asia. Given the importance of Australia as one of our strategic growth markets, we are confident that Craig and his highly experienced team will ensure Pan Pacific Melbourne’s standing as one of the top hotels in the city,” said Lothar Nessmann, Chief Executive Officer, Pan Pacific Hotels Group.
With the addition of Pan Pacific Melbourne, Pan Pacific Hotels Group will now operate five properties in Australia, including two Pan Pacific properties and three under its PARKROYAL Hotels & Resorts brand in Melbourne, Sydney and Parramatta.
2017 will also see the addition of Pan Pacific properties in Beijing and Yangon.
About Pan Pacific Hotels Group
Pan Pacific Hotels Group is a wholly-owned hotel subsidiary 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 manages close to 40 hotels, resorts and serviced suites with some 12,000 rooms including those under development in Asia, Oceania, North America and Europe. The Group comprises two acclaimed brands: Pan Pacific and PARKROYAL. Pan Pacific is a leading brand in Asia and the Pacific Rim with hotels offering premium accommodations and services. PARKROYAL is a collection of comfortable leisure and business hotels and resorts located in the heart of cities and interesting locales across Asia Pacific. For more information, visit www.pphg.com.
About Global Hotel Alliance
Global Hotel Alliance (GHA) is the world´s largest alliance of independent hotel brands. GHA currently includes brands such as Alila, Anantara, Art Series, AVANI, Corinthia, Doyle Collection, First, GLO, Individual Collection, Kempinski, Leela, Lungarno Collection, Marco Polo, Meritage Collection, Meydan, Mokara, Omni, Pan Pacific, PARKROYAL, Per AQUUM, QT, Rydges, Rixos, Shaza, Tangram, Thon, Tivoli and Ultratravel Collection encompassing over 550 upscale and luxury hotels with over 110,000 rooms in 76 different countries. For more information, visit www.gha.com.