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iPad check-ins at 'new' Pan Pacific

Hotel's facelift to cater to changing needs of guests.
The Straits Times - September 28, 2012
By: Esther Teo
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iPad check-ins at 'new' Pan Pacific Pan Pacific Singapore’s new lobby and Atrium bar and lounge. The hotel unveiled its new look yesterday after an $80 million revamp. It has new dining concepts and rooms have been redesigned. -- PHOTO: PAN PACIFIC SINGAPORE

THE Pan Pacific Singapore unveiled its new look yesterday after an $80 million revamp that kept the Marina Bay hotel closed for five months.

It now boasts a new lobby, 790 redesigned rooms, new dining concepts and a Pacific Club on Level 38 with panoramic views and round-the-clock services such as refreshments and cocktails.

General manager Scott Swank said in a statement yesterday that the revamp - the most extensive in the hotel's 25-year history - followed research on the changing needs of its guests. The facelift will enhance the hotel's appeal as the choice of business and leisure tourists, he added.

Its new lobby with upgraded technology will allow employees to check guests in via iPads rather than at a traditional reception counter.

There are also handmade pod-like seats in the lobby that add to a "welcoming and engaging atmosphere" and a new 22m-long Atrium bar, the hotel's statement added.

The Pacific Club will be open day and night and provide personalised services, the hotel said.

Edge, a new dining concept with seven kitchens and a wide selection of Asian and Pacific cuisines, opened yesterday.

The options include Chinese, Malay, Indian, Singaporean, Thai, Japanese and the hotel's "Pacific Cuisine" dishes from around the region.

Its Cantonese restaurant Hai Tien Lo also boasts a new look.

The rooms have been made over as well and now have workspaces, high-end Euro-pean furniture and fittings and Wi-Fi Internet access.

An enhanced entertainment system also enables guests to "plug and play" their mobile devices with the TV set, while "smart energy management" lets them customise their room temperature settings. It also automatically switches off the lights and air-conditioning when the room is vacant.

Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts comprises 19 hotels, resorts and serviced suites - including those under development - in 12 countries across Asia-Pacific and North America.

Its new lobby with upgraded technology will allow employees to check guests in via iPads rather than at a traditional reception counter.

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