Pan Pacific Hotels to open 5th North America location

The Westin Prince, Toronto will reflag as the Pan Pacific Toronto in mid-December. Photo credit: Pan Pacific Hotels Group

Pan Pacific Hotels Group will open its fifth property in North America, the 409-room Pan Pacific Toronto. Reflagging from The Westin Prince, Toronto, the property will join other Pan Pacific locations in Vancouver; Whistler, B.C.; and Seattle.

"The hotel has a heritage of 45 years and is well-loved as a resort within the city with its 15 acres of parkland,” Maggie Zhang, VP of the owning company 2465855 Ontario Ltd., said in a statement. “It has been awarded consistently with the AAA Four Diamond, more times than any other hotel in Canada, and has just seen a CAD15 million renovation this year, which gave it a refreshed look with renovated guestrooms and public areas.”

Pan Pacific Toronto will include the Japanese restaurant Katsura, an all-day dining restaurant, 30,000 square feet of meeting space, an outdoor heated pool, a fitness center and a tennis court. It will be located within a 15-minute drive of three of Toronto’s largest malls—Yorkdale Mall, Scarborough Town Center and Fairview Mall—and a half-hour drive from Toronto Pearson International Airport and the Toronto Zoo.

“As an international brand, Pan Pacific will bring to the hotel not only its guests from North America where we have four other hotels, we are also able to reach out to the Asia Pacific feeder markets where we have over 40 properties including Australia and China, which are among the top five source markets into Canada," Choe Peng Sum, CEO of Pan Pacific Hotels Group, said in a statement.

Pan Pacific Hotels Group is a member of Singapore-listed UOL Group Limited. It owns and/or manages nearly 50 hotels, resorts and serviced suites, including those under development in 29 cities across Asia, Oceania, North America and Europe.