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Singapore luxury comes to the heart of London with the opening of Pan Pacific London

By LLM Reporters on 13th September 2021

Pan Pacific London has opened to the first guests after a series of delays due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. This haven in the heart of the City fuses together architecture, contemporary design, boundary-pushing wellbeing, and leading destination restaurants and bars, with sincere Singaporean hospitality to create a lifestyle destination in London. 

Location

Pan Pacific London
This haven in the heart of the City fuses together architecture, contemporary design, boundary-pushing wellbeing, and leading destination restaurants and bars

Located in Liverpool Street, Pan Pacific London is on the doorstep of world-renowned locations yet also home to its own inner world. Sitting proudly in the landmark tower at One Bishopsgate Plaza, the hotel is situated near many of the City’s finest attractions including high-end shopping in Spitalfields, the Barbican cultural hub, and the stylish Shoreditch neighbourhood. 

Epitomising the juxtaposition of old and new London architecture, Bishopsgate Plaza encapsulates not only a 43-storey bronze tower encompassing Pan Pacific London and private Sky Residence apartments, but also the 144-year old Devonshire House featuring designer shops, a destination restaurant and a contemporary cocktail bar. A landscaped public plaza seamlessly connects these two cultural hubs together, making it a 24-hour destination for meeting, living, working and discovering.

Design

Bar in Pan Pacific London
This new hotel is a unique sanctuary in the heart of the City of London

The hotel, including its accommodations, event spaces and public areas, has been created by esteemed design duo Yabu Pushelberg, who bring their signature style to the hotel sparked by the fusion of south-east Asian vibrancy and the refined elegance of traditional British design. A unique sanctuary in the middle of The City of London, modern lines and artistic flair run throughout the hotel’s public spaces whilst guest rooms offer a sense of peace and calm with curved walls and neutral colour palettes.

Guest rooms and suites

guest room at Pan Pacific London
Guest rooms have been designed as retreats from the bustling city and feature a lighter colour palette offering peace and tranquillity to the private spaces

Led by a team of seasoned industry veterans, Pan Pacific Hotels Group’s acclaimed attention to detail and a proactive approach to environmental sustainability and wellness can be seen in the 237-guest rooms and suites which offer some of London’s finest accommodation. The signature Pan Pacific Suite, perched on the 19th floor, is the essence of luxury with spectacular views of city landmark, The Gherkin.  

Guest rooms have been designed as retreats from the bustling city and feature a lighter colour palette offering peace and tranquillity to the private spaces while the omission of 90-degree angles in bedrooms and washrooms creates a gentle embrace where guests can seek rest and comfort. Custom headboards act as personalised art pieces, adding a layer of calm through the depiction of oak, elder, elm and maple trees while accessories introduce small bursts of colour and organic forms to reinforce the tonal and tranquil nature of each guest room.

Diptyque amenities, a hot and cold minibar, and a curated library of books are just a few of the touches which ensure guests’ comfort. For ultimate wellbeing, an innovative ChiliSleep Ooler Sleep Cooling System to aid better sleep via temperature regulation is available upon request, and rooms come complete with yoga mats and on demand virtual yoga sessions, as well as health-benefiting botanical planting.

Food and beverage

Pan Pacific London restaurant
The hospitality offering at Pan Pacific London is unparalleled, with each of its five venues incorporating unique elements of the flavour, diversity and elegance of modern Singapore

The hospitality offering at Pan Pacific London is unparalleled, with each of its five venues incorporating unique elements of the flavour, diversity and elegance of modern Singapore. Led by multi award-winning executive chef Lorraine Sinclair and renowned executive pastry chef Cherish Finden, the hotel’s Straits Kitchen restaurant, Ginger Lily bar and The Orchid Lounge drawing room delights guests with new and innovative flavours. The team are working closely with British producers, Nurtured in Norfolk, to grow their own high quality Asian ingredients as well as sourcing local produce to help minimise the carbon footprint whilst bringing authentic flavours to the table.

Located at the top of the lobby’s spiral staircase, Straits Kitchen is an ode to Southeast Asia both through design and cuisine. Embracing a respectful approach to cooking inspired by heritage recipes, the menu at Straits Kitchen has been carefully crafted by Sinclair working alongside Singaporean Group executive chef Tony Khoo and showcases the melting pot of cuisines represented in multicultural Singapore. 

Quirky, bold and bright, Straits Kitchen stands as a gem of the hotel, featuring two private dining spaces, custom dining tables and a custom wine-cabinet-as-art. Custom murals have been brought to life by En Viu which further enforce the restaurant’s Eastern influence, depicting Asian botanicals mirroring the unique flavours on the menu. The floor-to-ceiling glass windows offer guests unparalleled views of The City.

Located on the first floor, The Orchid Lounge offers a uniquely sumptuous and serene afternoon tea from award-winning pastry chef Finden. She brings her unique flair for Asian flavours to the traditional British tea with the Singaporean-inspired Kopi Tiam, celebrating bao, dim sum and choux. The afternoon tea is accompanied by exclusive tea blends from the Rare Tea Company as well as Champagnes and world-renowned English sparkling wines, further supporting the best of British produce.

Bottling the buzz and excitement of Singaporean bar culture for London, Ginger Lily boasts an extensive Champagne list from over 200 houses, the largest list of by-the-glass bubbles in the City of London, and also house over 150 rums. The carefully curated cocktail menu showcases an eclectic selection of signature classics inspired by Singaporean flavours and culture.

Events spaces

The extensive 464sqm smart Pacific Ballroom
A custom Lasvit chandelier designed by Yabu Pushelberg hangs sumptuously above the expansive ballroom and is composed of floating crystal orbs creating a starry night’s sky

Pan Pacific London includes the most technologically advanced and largest ballroom in the area, accommodating up to 400 guests. The hotel also features an Event Emporium alongside a further nine innovative and flexible meeting and events venues, with a dedicated in-house events management team plus state-of-the-art technology, superfast Wi-Fi and 5G receivers. 

The extensive 464sqm smart Pacific Ballroom has direct access from Bishopsgate Plaza via a glass escalator and elevator as well as direct access via the hotel. A custom Lasvit chandelier designed by Yabu Pushelberg hangs sumptuously above the expansive ballroom and is composed of floating crystal orbs creating a starry night’s sky under which any occasion may be celebrated.

Health and wellbeing

Wellness experience at the Pan Pacific London hotel
As part of the programming, guests may choose to enjoy Pan Pacific London’s in-room wellbeing experience as part of the integrative approach

The stylish design aesthetic combines with an unmatched wellness programme to offer the most innovative health and wellbeing haven in the capital. Integrating fitness, nutrition, treatments and mindfulness, the hotel is one of the first in London to include an impressive 1,083m² floor dedicated to holistic wellness, featuring an 18.5m infinity pool and the latest equipment from TecnoBody, including the D-Wall and conditioning gym, making it one of the most technologically advanced facilities showcased by any hotel gym in the UK.

In addition to high-performance training, aqua fitness in the hotel’s infinity pool is a unique addition to the wellbeing floor, along with mindful workshops and sustainable nutrition. Spa treatments infuse Western science and clinical research with South East Asian tradition of clean beauty focusing on result-driven relaxation techniques, pregnancy treatments, and personal grooming rituals. As part of the programming, guests may choose to enjoy Pan Pacific London’s in-room wellbeing experience as part of the integrative approach, comprising a wide range of equipment selection and digital content.

Pan Pacific London offers a serene haven away from the hustle and bustle, with every element carefully crafted and tailored to offer one of London’s most complete contemporary and luxury hotel experiences. The panelled wood screens which wrap the ground floor reception have been carried up and throughout the wellbeing floor to create continuity. Tall ceilings lend an inviting feel to the space whilst the spectacular poolside fireplace and sofas create a homely feeling making guests want to relax and linger.

Factbox

Lead in opening offer room rates start from £325 per night, room only.

Address: 80 Houndsditch, London EC3A 7AB
Phone: 020 7118 6888
Website: panpacificlondon.com