Carlson Hotels has signed a Park Plaza hotel in Lahore, Pakistan.Owned by the Rehman Group, the Park Plaza Lahore MM Alam Road will join a growing number of hotels in the Park Plaza portfolio across the Asia Pacific region. The 172-room hotel is scheduled to open in September 2007.
Paul Kirwin, president, Carlson Hotels Worldwide - Asia Pacific said, “Pakistan is a key market in our global expansion strategy. Lahore, being the capital city of the Punjab province, provides a critical role in developing the country’s economy as they play host to the largest information technology companies in the country. Lahore is also the second largest financial hub in Pakistan. As such, it is a strategic market for both our business and leisure guests. I look forward to working with the Rehman Group, who has demonstrated their commitment to develop the Park Plaza Lahore MM Alam Road.”
Lahore is one of largest city’s in South Asia, and because of its rich history and allure, has become the most popular tourist spot in Pakistan. The Park Plaza Lahore is centrally located on MM Alam Road, Gulberg III, surrounded by a range of shopping malls, retail stores, markets and the city’s top restaurants. The hotel site is just minutes from the Liberty Market and the Hafeez Center, Lahore’s famous technology bazaar, also known as the biggest computer market in Pakistan. The old historical city of Lahore is located just 10km away from the hotel.
The Park Plaza Lahore is designed by architect, M/s Raza & Associates and will feature 172 guestrooms and suites. There will be an all-day dining outlet, two specialty restaurants, a health club and spa, a swimming pool and a 24-hour business centre with two meeting rooms. The hotel will also have function rooms to meet banquets and conference needs.