On a recent stay in Yangon, I took the opportunity to look at the newly opened Pan Pacific Hotel which had its grand opening in December 2017. The hotel is part of the new Junction City shopping complex which is a totally new experience in Yangon. The mall is a large, western-style shopping mall with brand names which have never been available in Myanmar before. There is also a western-style supermarket with many brand-name items from Thailand and around the world.
The Pan Pacific hotel is a tall building and offers a number of different room categories and several food and beverage outlets. The hotel has an executive floor with lounge. There is a gym and a swimming pool available. Room rates are still competitively priced and will probably not increase significantly as a Kempinski Hotel will open its doors soon. A Peninsula Hotel is also due to open on the same street in the future. The hotel occupancy was only 25 % on the day I visited. Pictures show different room types and the executive lounge which was deserted that night and there was also no food on display due to lack of guests.
I found the rooms pleasantly decorated, all of them with nice bathrooms. The rooms are bigger in size than the average hotel room in Yangon and some rooms/suites offer wonderful river or city views.
I recently stayed at the Pan Pacific Yangon Hotel in a Pacific Club room. It was a short stay of only one night. The room was spacious with the usual amenities including electric window blinds, a large flat screen TV and a large wonderful bed. The bathroom was a generous size, including a rain shower, separate bathtub, toilet and again electric roller blinds to provide extra privacy if needed. A nice little extra feature was a separate mirror light.
I would like to highlight the diligent housekeeper who checked twice a day if I needed anything. He promptly replenished the likes of towels and coffee capsules; and was always eager to help.
The Club Lounge at the Pan Pacific was of a generous size with fantastic views over Yangon, including the Shwedagon Pagoda on one side, the city and the river on the other as well as a nice view of the Sule Pagoda.
The staff at the Club Lounge were friendly and helpful; and the happy hour included wines, cocktails, soft drinks and a nice choice of snacks including a small salad bar for a healthier option.
I also had breakfast at the Club Lounge. There was a small selection of fruits, cold cuts and cheese, cereals and hot items such as potatoes and sausages. I ordered eggs which were delivered from the main restaurant downstairs. There was also a selection of toast bread, but no electric toaster, and there was butter but no jam. I found these things a bit ill-considered. Next time, I would probably have breakfast at the main restaurant to get a more extensive choice.
I had a pleasant stay at the Pan Pacific Yangon and would return to his hotel without hesitation.