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New Pan Pacific Hotel to Open in China

Pan Pacific Hotels Group is set to have another hotel in China next year, in line with its growth strategy for the country. The 484-room hotel, currently Sheraton Suzhou Hotel and Towers, will be rebranded as Pan Pacific Suzhou in January 2010. It is owned and will be managed by Pan Pacific Hotels Group, which also opened Pan Pacific Xiamen in August this year.

Pan Pacific is an award-winning brand in Asia and North America, situated in key cities and offering premium accommodations and services. With a portfolio of 18 hotels, resorts and serviced suites, the brand and its hotels have earned distinguished global accolades such as World’s Leading Business and Airport Hotel in Asia by World Travel Awards, Condé Nast Gold List and the AAA Four Diamond Award.

An architectural landmark in Suzhou, the Sheraton Suzhou Hotel and Towers unveiled its new Towers Wing, with 99 deluxe rooms and suites, earlier this year. Before its opening as Pan Pacific Suzhou in January, key areas will be identified for enhancements and upgrades that will align the hotel to the renowned Pan Pacific brand standards of hospitality – synonymous with personalised care and a culture of subtleness, delicate service and attention to detail.

“The rebranding and opening of Pan Pacific Suzhou will heighten the profile of the Pan Pacific brand and that of Pan Pacific Hotels Group in China,” said Mr A. Patrick Imbardelli, President and CEO of Pan Pacific Hotels Group. “We look forward to it joining its sister hotel Pan Pacific Xiamen in bringing the Pan Pacific experience to more guests in China.”

A brand new 342-room hotel in Tianjin, scheduled to open in 2011, is next in the pipeline for the Group.

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