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Press Release 2 April 2015

PPHE Hotel Group announces fifth Park Plaza hotel to open in Croatia

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PPHE Hotel Group, operator of the Park Plaza® Hotels & Resorts brand in Europe has announced the opening of its fifth hotel in Croatia under the contemporary brand. Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts will be extensively renovating, extending and rebranding the existing property, Hotel Park, with a view to opening summer 2015 in collaboration with Croatian hospitality partner Arenaturist, in which PPHE Hotel Group has a minority ownership interest.


Once completed, Park Plaza Arena Pula will be located within the Verudela resort, close to Park Plaza Verudela Pula in the historical, coastal city of Pula.

Refurbishment started on Park Plaza Arena Pula at the end of 2014 and is due to be completed in summer 2015. The existing hotel will be extended to include an extra floor on one of the wings allowing for a 29 room increase. Once refurbished, Park Plaza Arena Pula will boast 175 contemporary furnished rooms, across five floors. The hotel will feature a relaxing lobby with aperitif bar, outdoor terrace, lounge and a small wellness & fitness centre. The modern restaurant will look to offer a wide selection of traditional and Istrian dishes including homemade dishes produced from locally sourced ingredients and a selection of gluten free meals.

Park Plaza Arena Pula is set within an area of natural beauty, rich with Mediterranean plants and pine trees which complement the outdoor swimming pool area. Along the peninsula there are many walks through parks and along the seaside promenade. The opening of Park Plaza Arena Pula will increase the Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts brand's number of rooms in this leisure hotspot to over 1,500.

The fifth opening will join Park Plaza Histria Pula, Park Plaza Verudula, Pula, Park Plaza Medulin and Park Plaza Belvedere Medulin. Park Plaza Histria Pula offers the ultimate in resort sophistication and relaxation. Facilities include indoor and outdoor pools, international restaurant, a Champagne bar offering guided Istrian sparkling wine-tastings as well as a luxury spa. Park Plaza Verudela Pula is perfect for families providing luxurious self-catering apartments and studios overlooking the sea, with three swimming pools and a wide range of restaurants and other on-site facilities including dedicated kids zone and shopping promenade.

Park Plaza Medulin is an all-inclusive couples-only hotel, targeting those who are seeking a peaceful and relaxing holiday in a prime beachside location. Park Plaza Belvedere Medulin joined Park Plaza Medulin, summer 2014 as a key location for sports fans boasting six FIFA-sized football pitches, five clay tennis courts, four athletic areas, running tracks and a host of water sports facilities.

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Park Plaza® offers trend-setting designs and capture the energy and style of each individual location. An upper upscale hotel brand for business and leisure travelers, Park Plaza offers stylish guest rooms, outstanding meeting spaces, and dedicated staff who offer reliable service flawlessly delivered.
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PPHE Hotel Group Limited

PPHE Hotel Group is an international hospitality real estate company, with a £1.6 billion portfolio of primarily prime freehold and long leasehold assets in Europe.

The Group's guiding principle is to generate attractive returns from operations and long-term capital appreciation.

Through its subsidiaries, jointly controlled entities and associates it owns, co-owns, develops, leases, operates and franchises hospitality real estate. Its primary focus is full-service upscale, upper upscale and lifestyle hotels in major gateway cities and regional centres, as well as hotel, resort and campsite properties in select resort destinations.

The Group benefits from having an exclusive and perpetual licence from the Radisson Hotel Group, one of the world's largest hotel groups, to develop and operate Park Plaza® branded hotels and resorts in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In addition, the Group wholly owns, and operates under, the art'otel® brand and its Croatian subsidiary owns, and operates under, the Arena Hotels & Apartments® and Arena Campsites® brands. This multi-brand approach enables the Group to develop and operate properties across several segments of the hospitality market.

The Group is one of the largest owner/operators of hotels in central London and its property portfolio comprises of 38 hotels and resorts in operation, offering a total of approximately 8,800 rooms and 8 campsites, offering approximately 6,000 units. The Group's development pipeline includes two new hotels in London which are expected to add an additional 500 rooms by the end of 2022/2023.

PPHE Hotel Group is a Guernsey registered company and its shares are listed on the Premium Listing segment of the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange. PPHE Hotel Group also holds a controlling ownership interest (51.97% of the share capital) in Arena Hospitality Group, whose shares are listed on the Zagreb Stock Exchange.

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