Pan Pacific London to launch ‘biggest ballroom in the Square Mile’ this autumn
Asian hotel chain, Pan Pacific Hotels Group, is to launch its first property in London in autumn, unveiling what has been described as the ‘Square Mile’s largest hotel ballroom’ alongside bedrooms and F&B spaces.
Pan Pacific London will mark the brand’s first footprint in Europe and in a design spearheaded by Yabu Pushelbergand in collaboration with architects PLP, the new site will comprise a 43-storey tower consisting of private residences, a luxury hotel, and a public plaza animated by One Devonshire House, a separate space and mix of retail offerings, destination restaurant and bar.
The 464 sq mtre Pan Pacific Ballroom has been mentioned as a ‘notable design highlight’, able to accommodate 400 guests.
It has direct access from Bishopsgate Plaza via a glass escalator and can also be split into two separate rooms. It will boasts technology such as flexible lighting options, surround sound and a video wall, as well as connectivity capabilities via a live feed to the VIP/bridal suite located in the pre-function area, which is able to accommodate 285 guests.
There will be a total of five meeting rooms, alongside creative space, a pool, treatment rooms, a gym, sauna and steam rooms. Pan Pacific London will also be home to a total of 237 bedrooms and suites, plus destination restaurants and a bar.
Anne Golden, general manager at Pan Pacific London, comments, “We are working with Yabu Pushelberg to offer very flexible spaces, meaning that we are capable of transforming the rooms for many purposes in a short time. This is an exciting time for the hotel as we start to build momentum ahead of its opening. Over the coming months it will be our pleasure to discuss our spaces with potential guests to focus on driving our corporate, conference and leisure opportunities ensuring we become a top choice for meetings and events in London.”