Pan Pacific previews Singapore oasis

Imagery courtesy of WOHA Architects.
UOL Group’s Pan Pacific Hotels Group is to introduce a new luxury destination in Singapore’s Orchard Road commercial district.

Opening in May 2023, Pan Pacific Orchard, Singapore will be the group’s next flagship hotel, showcasing 347 keys within lush, open-air architecture.

Terrace quartet

Designed by WOHA Architects, Pan Pacific Orchard embodies tropical hospitality that should add a green spectacle to Singapore’s prime shopping belt. It will showcase four high-volume, open-air terraces – Forest, Beach, Garden and Cloud – with more than 7,300sqm of foliage that covers more than 200% of the hotel’s land area. Every guestroom gives a view of either the terrace landscape or the cityscape of Singapore.

Arriving at the hotel, guests will be greeted by the verdant Forest Terrace, enveloping the lobby space with foliage and cascading water features. A 120m-tall green column towers through the terrace, spanning the first three storeys of the site. Here, seating spaces will rest upon sparkling ponds. The hotel’s signature restaurant perches on the second and third floors of Forest Terrace.

Resort in a hotel

Between the fifth to 10th storeys, the Beach Terrace will emulate a resort escape in the middle of the city. An outdoor pool runs across the fifth floor, met by sandy shores, tropical foliage that mimics a seaside getaway, and a pool bar.

Overhead, a mirrored ceiling extends across the entire terrace, reflecting the rippling waves and creating the effect of an infinite blue sky. Ten Beach Club Lofts each offer a private outdoor balcony with direct access to the pool.

Grand garden

Levels 11 to 16 will feature the manicured Garden Terrace, featuring an outdoor lawn that stretches beneath the guestrooms. Lined by private cabanas, Garden Terrace offers space for customised events or relaxation in the shade.

In this terrace, will be Pan Pacific Orchard’s specialty destination bar. There will be a dedicated check-in lobby for club guests, as well as a Pacific Club Lounge that extends from indoors to outdoors.

Up in the clouds

At the highest levels, the Cloud Terrace occupies the 18th to 23rd storeys. Here, Pan Pacific Orchard will host the city’s only space for ‘meeting in the clouds’ – a pillarless ballroom on the 18th floor with a capacity of 420 seats.

Pan Pacific Orchard is BCA Green Mark Platinum-certified for its sustainability features, including renewable solar panel technology, an in-room filtered water system, and a bio-digester system that transforms food waste into cleaning water, driven by the sustainability agenda of Pan Pacific Hotels Group.

New vision

Marcel NA Holman, general manager of Pan Pacific Orchard and vice president of operations for China, Japan and Indonesia, said: “Pan Pacific Orchard will bring the new vision of Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts to life, elevating the brand into graceful luxury.

“With sincere service from the heart, we deliver a brand-new luxurious experience for discerning travellers and transform the landscape of Singapore’s iconic Orchard Road. Our passionate team looks forward to welcoming guests with our sincere and graceful hospitality, creating memorable experiences for all.”

Asian slate

Elsewhere in southeast Asia, Pan Pacific will be opening Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Jakarta, Indonesia, in the same quarter next year. The 180-key site will occupy levels 47 to 58 in the North Tower of twin skyscraper development, Indonesia 1.

Further ahead in 2025, Pan Pacific Phnom Penh will appear in Cambodia. The 212-room hotel will open in the central location of Norodom Boulevard, complete with an all-day dining restaurant, a specialty restaurant, roof-top bar and club lounge. Recreational facilities include a gym with yoga studio, outdoor swimming pool, and spa.