The first Park Plaza hotel opened in Eindhoven in The Netherlands in 1989, and PPHE Hotel Group now operates 39 hotels offering 9,000 guest rooms primarily across three respected brands: Park Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, art’otel® and Arena Hospitality Group.

  • 2016

    Took controlling interest in Arenaturist in Croatia.

    Contributed our German and Hungarian operations to Arenaturist.

    Successfully completed debt restructuring programme.

    Opened Park Plaza Nuremberg and BA Beef Club restaurant.

    Completed major extension at Park Plaza London Riverbank.

    Soft opening of Park Plaza London Waterloo.

    Realising shareholder value via Special Dividend of £1.00 per ordinary share announced.

  • 2015

    Record revenue and operating profit.

    Opened Park Plaza Arena Pula.

    Signed hotel management agreement for art’otel london battersea power station.

    Significant progress made with four construction projects and on target to open nearly 1,100 rooms during 2016.

  • belvedere 2014

    Record revenue, increased operating profit and improved earnings per share. 

  • 2013

    Excellent progress made with revenue growth, significant refinancing, acquisitions, openings and refurbishments

    Completed €350.0 million refinancing of key hotels

    Opened flagship, 5-star, art'otel amsterdam

  • 2012

    Company name changed to PPHE Hotel Group, reflecting its multi-brand approach for operating hotels

    Strong financial results with record revenue and EBITDA

    Opening of three Park Plaza Resorts in Croatia

  • 2011

    Migrates from AIM to the LSE’s Main Market

    Achieves a record performance with total revenue of €202.4m and EBITDA of €65.0m

  • Opens company’s largest hotel Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London 2010

    Opens the company’s largest hotel, the 1,019-room Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London

    Acquires and rebrands Park Plaza Amsterdam Airport, the company’s first airport hotel in ownership

  • The Arenaturist group in Croatia 2008

    Enters the resort segment with an ownership stake in, and management of, the Arenaturist group in Croatia

  • Worldwide art’otel® brand rights 2007

    Establishes Park Plaza Hotels Limited and successfully floats on AIM, raising £85 million

    Acquires the worldwide art’otel®brand rights

  • Park Plaza London Riverbank and Plaza on the River 2003-2006

    Adds a total of 11 new hotels to the portfolio, including the prestigious Park Plaza London Riverbank and Plaza on the River® – Club and Residence

  • Strategic alliance with Carlson 2002

    Forms a strategic alliance with Carlson, the owner of the Park Plaza® brand since 2000

  • Agreement with art’otels 2000

    Extends the territorial licence agreement to cover a further 52 countries

    Enters an agreement to operate art’otels and Park Plaza® hotels in Germany and Hungary

  • Park Plaza in central London 1999

    Opens the first Park Plaza® hotel in central London

  • Park Plaza Utrecht 1995

    Opens Park Plaza Utrecht

  • Territorial licence 1994

    Acquires the Park Plaza® Hotels & Resorts territorial licence for four countries

  • Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam 1993

    Acquires and rebrands the iconic Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam

  • Park Plaza Hotels Europe 1989

    Park Plaza Hotels Europe is established and opens its first hotel – Park Plaza Eindhoven

  • Park Plaza International 1986

    Park Plaza International is founded by a US entrepreneur

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