Living up to its Name in Port Moresby
The Grand Papua Hotel certainly lives up to its name as the latest and grandest of the three Papua hotels that have stood in this location in the centre of downtown Port Moresby since the early 1900’s. The Grand Papua Hotel has always been at the cutting edge of innovation – at various times being the first to have stabling for guest’s horses, electricity, hot water, motor vehicles and air conditioning. To differentiate it from the only other establishment in town at the time it was known as the ‘top pub’.
General Douglas McArthur was one of its first ‘guests’ of the second Grand Papua Hotel during World War two, when it was commandeered as his headquarters, before it was officially opened in September 1947, with 44 bespoke rooms and a dining room seating 120. The Grand Papua Hotel was the height of tropical pampering and was always renowned as being one of the best places in town to eat, in fact the late Queen Elizabeth dined here during one of her royal visits in the 1950’s.
Today’s Grand Papua Hotel is no different – it is a modern, upscale boutique hotel hosting luxurious short and long stay apartments, as well as more than 100 above premium hotel rooms, clustered around the fine dining Grand Brasserie restaurant, rooftop Under The Shade, executive lounge, swimming pool, the Grand Spa, conference facilities and the atmospheric and exclusive Grand Bar. The Grand Papua Hotel has all the expected communication and entertainment facilities and is a member of the Radisson Individuals. If you just like to enjoy a coffee and a pastry the Grand Café, with its direct access to Douglas Street is perfect.
Admired by the Coral Sea, the Grand Papua Hotel sits on a ridge that on one side has views over Ela Beach and Walter Bay and on the other enjoys a vista of the previous wharf area, Fairfax Harbour and nearby downtown offices of many banks and business houses, all within easy and safe walking distance.
If you want a central location for a business meeting or conference, with secure underground parking and close to everything in town, top class catering and a bar for quiet drinks and confidential networking afterwards, then the Grand Papua Hotel is an ideal choice.
Although built in 2011, the Grand Papua Hotel will from February 2023 undergo a makeover inside and out, involving a major rejuvenation of its restaurant, bar, lobby, guestrooms, and facilities such as the top floor executive club lounge, positioned to have magnificent sweeping views over Ela Beach & Fairfax Harbour.
For the frequent traveller the Grand Papua has fifty-one serviced, balconied apartments and residences suitable for those who may wish to stay in Port Moresby for longer periods and still want access to all the comforts and facilities that the hotel has to offer. For those with a yen for a bit more luxury, on the 16th floor there are four Grand Junior and four Grand suites.
The Grand Papua is, at many levels, still the “top pub” – Papua New Guinea’s upscale boutique hotel, ideal for first class accommodation, small and large business meetings and conferencing. Celebrate individuality with the grandeur of Papua New Guinean hospitality!