Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts
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The Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts (泛太平洋酒店及度假村）portfolio is a subsidiary of UOL Group Limited. It has more than 20 luxury hotels, resorts and serviced suites across Asia, Greater China, North America, Oceania, and others that are still under development. It is headquartered in Singapore.
Tokyu Hotels International established the "Pan Pacific Hotels" brand name in 1975. It became Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts in 1986 with the Traveller's Palm logo. In 2007, UOL Group Limited acquired Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts from Tokyu, and renamed it to Pan Pacific Hotels Group.
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The brand name "Pan Pacific Hotels" was born when Japanese conglomerate Tokyu Group established its new marketing identity and sales network for its hotels in 1975, under Tokyu Hotels International. The first Pan Pacific hotel established was Sari Pan Pacific Jakarta, which opened in 1976.
It established the Emerald Management Company (EMC) to manage its hotels in Hawaii and California in 1983, and in the same year, the Traveller's Palm logo was born. In 1986, Pan Pacific Vancouver and Pan Pacific Singapore were opened. Tokyu Hotels International and EMC merged to become Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts, and in 1989, the Traveller's Palm logo became the company-wide mark for the hotel group.
Global Hotel Alliance (GHA)
In 2007, Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts became a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance, the world's largest alliance of independent hotel brands comprising more than 30 member brands with over 550 upscale and luxury hotels with 110,000 rooms across 76 countries.
Expansion into Greater China and Oceania
In line with the brand's plans to expand the Pacific Hotels and Resorts portfolio in Asia, Greater China and Oceania, Pan Pacific debuted in China with Pan Pacific Xiamen in 2009 and Pan Pacific Suzhou in the following year. The brand also extended into Australia with the launch of Pan Pacific Perth in 2011. The opening of Pan Pacific Hotel and Serviced Suites Ningbo in 2012 and Pan Pacific Tianjin in 2014 has further strengthened the brand's presence in China.
In 2008, the brand launched its first extended-stay property with Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard, Singapore. In 2010, it opened Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Bangkok and in 2013, Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Beach Road, Singapore, welcomed its first guests.
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