|High rising Stanley hotel at Central Waigani, Port Moresby opens for business|
The 18-storey hotel, owned by the RH Group, will have a grand opening later.
The facilities include a 429 rooms, five restaurants, two bars, 24-hour room service, parking for 500 vehicles, access to the Vision City Mega Mall, three swimming pools, 24-hour fitness centre with sauna and an executive lounge.
“The hotel’s open for business,” general manager Geoff Haigh told The National last Friday.
“The Green House Restaurant opened on Monday.
“We’ve only got one restaurant open. Green House is all-day dining.
“We’ll start buffets next week.
“Currently a la carte is on and are very popular with people.
“The Monsoon Bar is open for business – great atmosphere, good cocktail lounge, nice place to be.”
Haigh said the first week had been “very quiet” but expected business to pick up as word got outs about the Stanley.
“Very quiet as expected,” he said.
“We think things will improve over time.
“We’re still working on getting everything finished.”
Tourism Arts and Culture Minister Tobias Kulang said the Stanley was opening up a new frontier
in PNG’s hotel and tourism industry.
“It’s the best so far in the country and in the region,” he said.
“They have raised the bar to a totally new level altogether.
“We in the tourism industry are excited about the hotel rooms and conference facilities. It’s a big investment and a vote-of-confidence in the country and the people.” The Natioinal/ One PNG