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Pan Pacific London Appoints Acclaimed British Designer, Tom Dixon

The first outpost for Pan Pacific Hotels Group in Europe appoints Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio to create a destination bar in Devonshire House

Pan Pacific London is delighted to announce the appointment of Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio for their destination bar in Devonshire House. Set to launch Autumn 2021 this appointment will further cement Pan Pacific London’s commitment to combining world-class design with hospitality to encourage a new generation of guests to make the City of London their home away from home.

Of the appointment, Tom Dixon says‘We have recently spent a lot of time designing spaces all over the world so it’s a great pleasure to find ourselves with a project on our doorstep commissioned by our friends at Pan Pacific London, who are showing their commitment to London and to Bar Culture just when most of the sector is frozen. We look forward to creating an exciting new location in the middle of the City at breakneck speed. We’ll see you all for a cocktail in Autumn 2021!’

Anne Golden, General Manager at Pan Pacific London adds: ‘We are thrilled to have Tom Dixon and his talented design team on board. Tom’s design aesthetic will be perfectly placed in Devonshire House and will complement the existing architecture and heritage of this beautiful building. I am confident that they will create a space that is unique and exciting, allowing the bar to become one of the finest destinations in The City and a compelling addition to the already vibrant cocktail bar scene in East London.’

About Design Research Studio:

Launched in 2007, Design Research Studio is the design and innovations agency at the heart of Tom Dixon, who work on the products, spaces and brands of tomorrow.

Design Research Studio works with a wide variety of global clients across products, interiors, architecture, graphics, branding and content all under the creative direction of Tom Dixon.

Rich in narrative, Design Research Studio nurture a fast-growing international portfolio that ranges from hospitality and retail to co–working spaces and monumental complexes. Recent projects have included reimagining the modern cruise experience for Virgin Voyages on their first ship, re-inventing the layout and interior of The Pullman Hotel in Bercy, the iconic Drugstore Brasserie on Les Champs-Elysees, Paris and designing The Manzoni in Milan, Tom Dixon’s first European hub which acts as a restaurant, shop and office all in one.

About Pan‌ ‌Pacific‌ ‌London‌ ‌

Pan Pacific London marks Pan Pacific Hotels Group’s first footprint in Europe. Located in a mixed-use development at One Bishopsgate Plaza, the City’s new landmark tower, the hotel is currently under construction and will provide a new hospitality offering to The City of London.

Fronted by PLP Architecture and with design by Yabu Pushelberg, the hotel is unmatched in scale and quality by any existing hotels in the area. The hotel will open in 2021 featuring 237 guestrooms and one-bedroom suites; two restaurants and bars; a wellbeing floor with treatment rooms, relaxation pods, a well-equipped gym and fitness area, Café and 18.5m indoor infinity pool; public plaza; two floors of meeting rooms and event spaces as well as the largest ballroom in the square mile; and more.

The hotel has already been awarded various accolades by the International Property Awards for its architecture, design and mixed-use development, a whole year before opening.

About Pan‌ ‌Pacific‌ ‌Hotels‌ ‌Group‌ ‌

Pan Pacific Hotels Group is a member of Singapore-listed UOL Group Limited, one of Asia’s most established hotel and property companies with an outstanding portfolio of investment and development properties.

Based in Singapore, Pan Pacific Hotels Group owns and/or manages more than 50 hotels, resorts and serviced suites including those under development in 31 cities across Asia, Oceania, North America and Europe.

Voted “Best Regional Hotel Chain” by readers in Asia from 2017 to 2020, Pan Pacific Hotels Group comprises three brands: Pan Pacific, PARKROYAL COLLECTION, and PARKROYAL.

Sincerity is the hallmark of Pan Pacific Hotels Group. The Group is known to its guests, partners, associates and owners for its sincerity in people and the sense of confidence which alleviates the stresses of today’s complex world.

About Tom Dixon

Established in 2002, Tom Dixon is a British luxury design brand which is represented in 90 countries. Specialising in furniture, lighting and accessories, Tom Dixon has hubs in London, Milan, Hong Kong, New York, Tokyo, Hangzhou and Beijing. With an aesthetic that is intrinsically inspired by the brand’s British roots, the products are internationally recognised and appreciated for their pioneering use of materials and techniques.

Founder and eponymous Creative Director Tom Dixon is a restless innovator who rose to prominence in the mid-1980s as a maverick, untrained designer with a line in welded salvage furniture. While working with the Italian giant Cappellini he designed the widely acclaimed ‘S’ Chair. In the late 90s Tom became Creative Director at Habitat and rejuvenated the brand while maintaining Terence Conran’s vision of enriching everyday life through simple, modern design.  In 2001, Tom was awarded an OBE by Her Majesty the Queen for his services to British design. In 2014 he was awarded ‘Designer of The Year’ at Maison & Objet, Paris. In 2019, he received a silver medal for Best Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and in the same year, was awarded the prestigious London Design Medal at the British Land Celebration of Design Awards. Tom is one of the industry’s most feted British designers and is internationally heralded as a significantly original talent.

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