Pan Pacific to open flagship Beijing hotel
The Pan Pacific brand will make its debut in China’s capital in the first half of 2017 with the opening of Pan Pacific Beijing.
Offering unparalleled access to the city’s administrative centre and the renowned Financial Street, the strategic location of the hotel in the prime Xicheng district puts it within a 2.5-kilometre walking radius to historical landmarks like the Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City.
Built to a high specification, Pan Pacific Beijing will contain 223 contemporary guest rooms and suites, comprehensive conference and meeting space with a double-volume ceiling ballroom, and the exclusive Bai Yun Club on Level 14, with spectacular views across to the Forbidden City.
The property will also have a retractable roof for its 20-metre indoor swimming pool and a conservatory-style Winter Garden on Level 1, connected to an all-day dining restaurant, Pacifica, one of a number of dining options. Refreshing leisure facilities will be located on a dedicated wellness floor, which, in addition to the swimming pool, will include a luxury spa, steam and sauna facilities, and state-of-the-art fitness centre.
Bernold O. Schroeder, chief executive officer, Pan Pacific Hotels Group, said: “We have been eagerly waiting for the right opportunity to bring the Pan Pacific brand to Beijing and we are delighted to have found it with this luxury development. As our flagship hotel in China, Pan Pacific Beijing will set the benchmark for planned expansion into other key first-tier cities.
“I believe we are well-positioned to attract affluent travellers by leveraging the Pan Pacific brand’s strong footprint in Asia-Pacific as well as our existing presence in China through our five other properties. The hotel will also benefit from its strategic location in the financial district given Beijing’s standing as a regional financial hub.”
Owned by Chinese real estate developer Huitong Investments Co, the brand-defining hotel is designed to epitomise the exemplary service standards, attention to detail and ability to anticipate guests’ needs that the Pan Pacific brand is known for.
China is Pan Pacific Hotels Group’s largest operating market outside its Singapore headquarters. In addition to Pan Pacific Beijing, the group operates five other properties – Pan Pacific Suzhou, Pan Pacific Tianjin, Pan Pacific Xiamen, Pan Pacific Ningbo, and Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Ningbo.