Pan Pacific Group has announced the opening of its first European property, Pan Pacific London in the heart of the city’s Aldgate district.
Occupying the landmark tower at One Bishopsgate Plaza, the hotel fuses together architecture, contemporary design, boundary-pushing wellbeing, and leading destination restaurants and bars, with sincere Singaporean hospitality.
Bishopsgate Plaza includes a 43-storey bronze tower encompassing Pan Pacific London and private Sky Residence apartments. The 144-year old Devonshire House also features designer shops, a destination restaurant and a contemporary cocktail bar. A landscaped public plaza connects the two cultural hubs, making it a 24-hour destination for meeting, living, working and discovering.
The hotel, including its accommodations, event spaces and public areas, has been created by 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.
Modern lines and artistic flair run throughout the hotel’s public spaces whilst guestrooms offer a sense of peace and calm with curved walls and neutral colour palettes. 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 room.
Diptyque amenities, a hot and cold minibar, and a curated library of books 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.
The hospitality offering at Pan Pacific London encompasses five specialist venues incorporating unique elements of the flavour, diversity and elegance of modern Singapore.
Led by 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.
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 features 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.
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 flexible meeting and events venues, with a dedicated in-house events management team plus state-of-the-art technology, super-fast WiFi and 5G receivers.
The extensive 464m2 smart Pacific Ballroom features a custom Lasvit chandelier designed by Yabu Pushelberg and is composed of floating crystal orbs creating a starry night’s sky.
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.