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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

New hotel to open in Port Moresby

Source: The National, Tuesday 15th November 2011 THE newly-built Grand Papua Hotel will be ready to welcome both corporate and leisure travellers with contemporary and luxurious accommodation in the city centre on Dec 1. The hotel, which is part of the Coral Seas Hotel group in Port Moresby, yeterday announced its grand opening tonight. The inauguration will be led by the Prime Minister Peter O’Neill. A cocktail reception, entertainment and fireworks will follow. Attending this significant event will be the business community in Port Moresby, some go­vernment ministers and members of the Swire family from the United Kingdom. The Grand Papua Hotel will be the first property in Port Moresby and the ninth property to join the Coral Sea Hotel portfolio in PNG. The new hotel promises modern, comfortable and luxurious accommodation, where guests could relax and enjoy their stay with full city and ocean views of Ela Beach and Fairfax Harbour. General manager Da­- vid Martens said it would be the first newly-built hotel to open in Port Moresby for over two decades offering the latest in technology with innovative paperless check-in system using tablet technology. It would be the only building in PNG with a fully-integrated building management system that would manage the building’s energy efficiency to minimise its impact on the environment The new hotel has 161 contemporary-designed guestrooms and suites, each of which includes a 32-inch LCD screen cable TV, Wi-Fi internet connection, safety deposit box, fully stocked mini bar and other international standard amenities. The hotel has a contemporary feel with some local indigenous and colonial accents that will surprise, but at the same time delight guests. The facilities also include three levels of underground secured parking, 24-hour security, 330sqm of spa and beauty salon services, outdoor jacuzzi, a 15-metre swimming pool, a fully-equipped fitness centre and exclusive executive club on the 15th floor with three executive boardrooms. Equipped with state-of-the-art audio visual equipment, the hotel has six conference rooms that can accommodate small-to-medium meetings and private functions and ready to support up to 200 participants. Grand Papua Hotel has special opening rates for guests at K750+ GST per room. Apart from the eclectic “grand brasserie” serving a fresh modern menu with Asian influences in an informal, yet friendly and attentive atmosphere, the hotel also features the “grand Bar, a modern colonial lounge adjacent to the lobby that serves a creative selection of cocktails, draught beers and wine plus the cabinet room that can be reserved for private and intimate parties. Grand Papua Hotel has special opening rates for guests at K750+ GST per room.

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