Pan Pacific Hotels Group has announced that it will open two new properties in the Chinese province of Zhejiang: Pan Pacific Ningbo and Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Ningbo.
The 430-room Pan Pacific Ningbo and 200-room Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Ningbo are part of a mixed-used development by Ningbo International Trade Investment and Development Company. The mixed-used development also includes the Ningbo International Conference Exhibition Center which will feature 10 main halls, totaling over 600,000 square meters in area. In addition a new commercial district and up market residential area is evolving in the immediate area.
The opening of these new properties in Ningbo is part of Pan Pacific Hotels Group's Greater Shanghai strategy to establish its presence in Shanghai and the fast-growing cities surrounding it: including Suzhou, Hangzhou, and Shaoxing. The group also opened its seventh Global Sales Office in Shanghai earlier this year. According to A. Patrick Imbardelli, the president and CEO of Pan Pacific Hotels Group, both Pan Pacific Ningbo and Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Ningbo are significant and important brand-defining additions for the group as it seeks to build its presence in China.
Pan Pacific Ningbo and Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Ningbo are scheduled to open at the end of 2011.