Pan Pacific Xiamen Welcomes First Guests

Published Date : 03 Aug 2009

Pan Pacific Xiamen Now OpenSingapore, 3 August, 2009 – Pan Pacific Hotels Group celebrated the opening of Pan Pacific Xiamen on 1 August 2009.

Formerly the Sofitel Plaza Xiamen, the hotel was rebranded and opened as Pan Pacific Xiamen on 1 August following a series of hotel enhancements in line with the personalised experience synonymous with the Pan Pacific brand.

The opening of Pan Pacific Xiamen is a significant milestone for Pan Pacific Hotels Group as it charts its strategic expansion in North America, Asia and Australia. Its next project in China is Pan Pacific Tianjin, scheduled to open in 2011.

To celebrate the opening, guests staying over at Pan Pacific Xiamen on 31 July were gifted with exclusive ‘opening day’ mementos. The first guest of the day also enjoyed a special welcome package of flowers, champagne and gifts, and a complimentary room upgrade. In addition, guests at breakfast on the morning of the opening enjoyed a round of celebratory champagne while an evening cocktail rounded up the day’s festivities. To mark its launch, Pan Pacific Xiamen will also host a series of high-profile events over the next few weeks, including the Pan Pacific Xiamen Golf Cup and Cocktail Party and dinner events with key industry and community leaders. 

“The team has been working hard towards this special day,” said Rudy Rodas, General Manager of Pan Pacific Xiamen. “We are thrilled to be part of this development milestone for Pan Pacific Hotels Group and even more proud, and honoured, to be able to finally deliver the Pan Pacific experience to more guests in China.”

“In line with the tremendous progress of the city, Pan Pacific Xiamen will redefine service standards for the local hospitality industry,” said A. Patrick Imbardelli, President and CEO, Pan Pacific Hotels Group. “Pan Pacific Xiamen marks an exciting chapter in our development story, as we strive to expand the breadth and depth of the Pan Pacific experience to more guests around the world.”

Pan Pacific Xiamen guests can expect an enhanced overall experience in line with the Pan Pacific standard of subtleness, delicate service and attention to details, starting from the booking process through to their arrival and stay at the hotel. In line with its rebranding, the hotel features a refreshed lobby, improved gym facilities, enhanced room features like flat screen televisions, dual language controls and iPod docking stations and the signature Pacific Club for discerning travellers. Pan Pacific Xiamen will also feature Pan Pacific’s award-winning Cantonese restaurant, Hai Tien Lo. Bookings can be made online now at


About Pan Pacific Hotels Group Limited
Pan Pacific Hotels Group Limited is a listed hotel subsidiary of Singapore-listed UOL Group Limited, one of Asia’s most established hotel and property companies with an outstanding portfolio of investment and development properties. Based in Singapore, Pan Pacific Hotels Group owns, manages and/or markets over 30 hotels, resorts and serviced suites with over 10,000 rooms in Asia and North America including those under development. The Group comprises two acclaimed brands: Pan Pacific® and Parkroyal®.

Pan Pacific ® is a leading brand in Asia and the Pacific Rim situated in key cities of distinguished destinations offering upper upscale accommodations and services. Parkroyal® is an upscale regional Asia Pacific brand which promises a lifestyle-approach to hospitality that will leave guests with an experience to remember. For more information, visit

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