Singapore-listed UOL Group has acquired Hilton Melbourne South Wharf and is set to re-flag the property under the company’s Pan Pacific brand.

The property will debut as Pan Pacific Melbourne on July 28, 2017 and exiting General Manager, Craig Bonnor, is set to stay on and manage the hotel.

“We warmly welcome Craig and his team to Pan Pacific Hotels Group,” said Lothar Nessmann, Chief Executive Officer, Pan Pacific Hotels Group.

“We’re delighted that he will continue to lead the hotel as its General Manager, where he has had a great track record for more than two years.

“Craig has excellent credentials, having amassed extensive experience in both operations and business development with international hotel brands in Oceania and Asia.

“Given the importance of Australia as one of our strategic growth markets, we are confident that Craig and his highly experienced team will ensure Pan Pacific Melbourne’s standing as one of the top hotels in the city,” he said.

Located along the Yarra River, Pan Pacific Melbourne has have direct access to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

With 396 contemporary rooms offering panoramic views of the city, Port Phillip Bay or the Yarra River, as well as 400 square metres of flexible meeting and events space, two dining outlets, and refreshing leisure facilities including a 24-hour fitness centre, the hotel appeals to both business and leisure travellers.

With the addition of Pan Pacific Melbourne, Pan Pacific Hotels Group will now operate five properties in Australia, including two Pan Pacific properties and three under its Parkroyal Hotels and Resorts brand in Melbourne, Sydney and Parramatta.

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management