Our roving doggy rePAWter TeamCocopup Charlie and doting dog mum Hannah Tan-Gillies are celebrating International Dog Day in style at the Pan Pacific London – a stylish five-star hotel which delivers five-PAW service for all pampered pooches.
Pan Pacific London brings the unique flavour of Singaporean hospitality to the heart of the City. The hotel towers over One Bishopgate Plaza and is just a hop skip away from Liverpool Street Station and the hipster cool bars and nightclubs of Shoreditch.
The hotel brings together a balanced blend of architecture, contemporary design and cutting-edge technology, alongside boundary-pushing holistic wellbeing. Also offering a varied selection of exciting destination restaurants and bars, Pan Pacific London is the ultimate location for classic yet accessible luxury.
From the moment we set foot in the beautiful lobby – Charlie was treated like a true VIP (Very Important Pooch). The lovely staff at the reception treated him to a banana chewie, AND a French puff pastry.
The Orchid Lounge – offers a delectable seasonal afternoon tea menu which is inspired by the Singapore’s neighbourhood coffee shops – so expect some exotic Asian staples like Kopi Tiam, mixed with the British classics.
The 43-storey bronze tower offers 237 rooms which are the picture of elegance and tranquillity. Curved walls and neutral palettes welcome guests into the rooms, whilst custom headboards act as personalised art pieces, adding a layer of calm through the depiction of oak, elder, elm and maple trees. The zen-like bathrooms give off an air of tranquillity. Dressed in sleek grey marble and with heated floors and a wealth of amenities – it’s the perfect place to relax and recharge after a day of exploring all that East London has to offer.
We were upgraded to one of the more premium top-floor rooms which offered incredible views of the City. Charlie was greeted with a luxury dog bed and dog bowls, while we were greeted with some delicious chocolate treats.
The Paws and Pan Pacific package gives pampered pooches a true VIP stay as pets can relax and indulge with bespoke massages, reiki healing, puppy yoga and even dog walks and training sessions care of the Concierge. They even have their own breakfast and dinner menu, created by dog behaviourist and nutritionist Anna Webb, which can be served in-room or in Straits Kitchen.
Charlie’s Sushi style lamb hot pot dinner looked so delicious – that I simply had to take a bite. His dish comprised of lightly seared lamb on a bed of mash parsnips, carrots and homemade chicken-bone broth gravy – and honestly smelled and tasted better than your average pub meal. For breakfast, he was served sous vide lam sausages on mash – and the look on his face told us that he had honestly never eaten anything better in his entire doggy life.
The gastronomic offer for humans is equally, if not more, impressive. For dinner, we dined at the Strait’s Kitchen, the hotel’s signature restaurant. Led by Head Chef Nick Yung, Straits Kitchen is a love letter to Southeast Asian cuisine and boy does it deliver. Dishes like Hainanese Chicken Rice and Lotus Root Salad show that this isn’t a Westernised pan-Asian restaurant – but one that truly respects its roots. It certainly doesn’t hurt that the chic interiors, floor-to-ceiling windows and eclectic collection of art adds to the experience too. Plus there is a fantastic selection of Chinese wines – with the Riesling our top vintage.
When it was time to check out, we had well and truly fallen in love with Pan Pacific London and though it may be a bold statement to say, this is definitely the best and most luxurious hotel experience Charlie has ever had in the city. 15 out of 5 paws from Charlie.
Available as an add on to any overnight stay, with rooms starting from £520 +VAT, the Paws at Pan Pacific London package is priced from £60 per pet per stay. Book now: www.panpacific.com