Pan Pacific Opens Flagship Hotel in London

The first European outpost for the Singapore-based hospitality group features sleek interiors by Yabu Pushelberg and Southeast Asian–inspired restaurants.

A Deluxe City View room at the brand-new Pan Pacific London. (All photos courtesy of the hotel)

Yesterday marked the debut of Pan Pacific Hotels Group’s newest property worldwide, and its very first one in the United Kingdom. Taking up part of a 43-story tower at One Bishopsgate Plaza, just a two-minute walk from Liverpool Street Station, Pan Pacific London combines Singaporean culture and hospitality with a contemporary outlook.

Behind the glassy facade, celebrated studio Yabu Pushelberg has imbued the hotel’s public and private spaces with the pared-down sophistication it is known for. The 237 guest rooms and suites feature a light color palette and all 90-degree angles have been omitted to give an added sense of comfort. For the City of London, these accommodations are spacious too, as they range from 37 to 119 square meters in size. Travelers can expect to be pampered with Diptyque amenities, custom Hypnos beds, and Dyson hairdryers, as well as Hans Grohe bath and tap systems.

The hotel’s culinary lineup is overseen by executive chef Lorraine Sinclair and Singaporean executive pastry chef Cherish Finden. Five restaurants and bars celebrate Southeast Asian cuisine, bringing a slice of the Lion City to London. All-day dining venue Straits Kitchen serves up heritage dishes with a twist: the menu here includes wok-fried chilli crab, har cheong kai (shrimp paste fried chicken) and lobster Nyonya laksa. Another must-try is the butter-aged beef with curry leaf and lemongrass.

Executive rooms range from 43 to 53 square meters in size.

Inside the Orchid Lounge.

Meanwhile, the ground-floor Orchid Lounge offers a Singapore-inspired Kopi Tiam afternoon tea experience, complete with bao, dim sum, and specialties such as Peranakan pineapple tart and buttery kueh lapis (thousand-layer cake). Finden also helms the in-house patisserie, Shiok!, where there are grab-and-go options for busy guests. To help minimize the hotel’s carbon footprint and food miles, Pan Pacific London works closely with British producers Nurtured in Norfolk to grow high-quality Asian ingredients.

An expression of the Lion City’s booming bar culture, Ginger Lily has an extensive Champagne list from more than 200 houses, more than 150 rums, and a range of signature cocktails inspired by Singaporean flavors and culture. Finally, destination bar SilverLeaf at the Devonshire House — an adjacent 144-year-old building that is also part of One Bishopsgate Plaza — was created by Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio.

An aerial view of the Pan Pacific (the illuminated tower in the left foreground) and its surroundings.

One of Pan Pacific London’s calling cards is a dedicated wellness floor spanning more than 1,000 square meters. Spa treatments here infuse Western science and clinical research with Southeast Asian beauty traditions, while mindfulness workshops are held in a separate studio. Other facilities include an 18.5-meter-long infinity pool that hosts aqua fitness classes, saunas and steam rooms, and a 24-hour gym with the latest equipment from TecnoBody. There’s also a wellness lounge for early arrivals and guests waiting to catch their flight features a menu curated by an in-house nutritionist.

Business travelers will also delight in the brand-new events spaces. With direct access from Bishopsgate Plaza and the hotel, the 464-square meter Pacific Ballroom can accommodate up to 400 guests. A custom Lasvit chandelier by Yabu Pushelberg hangs above the space, which is billed as the most technologically advanced ballroom in the City of London. High-tech features have also been incorporated into the 10 meeting rooms — all come equipped with superfast WiFi and 5G receivers.

Under the opening offer, rates at Pan Pacific London start from £325 (approximately SGD 600) per night, room only. More information here.

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