Pan Pacific to Open a Parkroyal Aparthotel in Bangkok

Date: December 2018

Location: Sukhumvit Soi 6, off Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok, Thailand

Name: Currently Phachara Suites – to reopen as ParkRoyal Suites Bangkok 2019

No. of Keys: 194 suites – a mix of studios and two bed units.

Owner:  Phachara Suites Co. Ltd.

Pan Pacific has Parkroyals open in Kuala Lumpur, Yangon, and Ho Chi Minh, with a Jakarta property in the pipeline.

Pan Pacific Hotels Group’s CEO Mr Lothar Nessmann and and Phachara Suites Co. Ltd’s Mr Thanin Laohapiengsak were at the signing of PARKROYAL Suites Bangkok.

The PARKROYAL Suites Bangkok is located off Sukhumvit Road, the main artery of Bangkok running through its tourist, commercial and residential areas.

The nearest station, Nana BTS skytrain station, is a 5-minute walk from the property, which is also within walking distance to some of the city’s newest shopping malls, including Central Embassy and Terminal 21 (both 1 km away).

PARKROYAL Suites Bangkok will be a conversion from the current Phachara Suites and will undergo a thorough refurbishment to meet the brand standards of PARKROYAL.

When it reopens, the property will offer suites, featuring Executive Studios (50 square metres) and Two-Bedroom Executive units (130 square metres).

Thanin and Nuanswat Laohapiengsak, Principals, Phachara Suites Co Ltd, said, “We’re delighted to own the first PARKROYAL-branded property in Bangkok. We love the energy of the brand, which resonates with this city of a thousand smiles.

Mr Lothar Nessmann, Chief Executive Officer, Pan Pacific Hotels Group, said, “PARKROYAL is rapidly growing in Southeast Asia – besides Singapore, we operate properties in capital cities such as Kuala Lumpur, Yangon, and Ho Chi Minh, along with planned openings in Jakarta. We are excited to see the popularity of our brand, which is all about our people and the real connections they forge with our guests. It’s great to return to this city, where we once operated a hugely-successful Pan Pacific serviced suites product, and look forward to creating more joyful experiences for travellers to Bangkok.”

Scheduled for opening in 2019, the 205-unit Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Puteri Harbour will cater to the needs of short- and extended-stay professionals and expatriates working in the Iskandar region of Johor, Malaysia.

Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Jakarta, comprising 181 units, will open in 2020 in Indonesia 1, the tallest twin tower in the country. It is located along Jalan Thamrin, which runs through the city’s central business district.

By 2022, PARKROYAL Hotel Jakarta and PARKROYAL Serviced Suites Jakarta will open as part of a new mixed-use development in Thamrin Nine, a prestigious address in central Jakarta.

THPT Comment: Pan Pacific being very active in the region.

First Seen: Pan Pacific website

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