Upon entering the property, guests are greeted by the pentalounge, the heart of every pentahotel worldwide, where – instead of an ordinary reception desk – there are the pool table, the Sony PlayStation and a bar.
The central design of the pentalounge and the lighting plan – by Italian architect Mattheo Thun defies traditional classification. It is at once a club, yet also a hotel lobby. Key elements here include free and premium Wi-Fi connectivity, 42-inch flatscreen TV and free subscription TV, including free Movies on demand and Sports channels.
Under the umbrella of the hotel management company the Rosewood Hotel Group, headquartered in Hong Kong, pentahotels is expanding its portfolio by more than 50 percent from 2,925 rooms to 4,984 worldwide. Eighty new sites are planed until 2020.
Launched in Europe, pentahotels is a design-led, neighborhood lifestyle brand. The brand is represented by 22 hotels in Europe and Asia, with eight more properties opening by the end of 2015 and a target of 80 pentahotels in operation or under development globally by 2020. Pentalounge, a combined lobby, reception, bar and café, is a pentahotels hallmark.