Client

Steamship Property Division

Budget

$60 million

Contract Type

Construct only

Completed

Nov 2011

Location

Papua New Guinea

Grand Papua Hotel

Hosting Papua New Guinea's business customers

With its rich natural resources drawing commercial interest from all over the world, Papua New Guinea needed a premium hotel in downtown Port Moresby to host its global business customers. A high-end hotel would also support the country’s growing tourism industry.

From the moment it opened its doors, the Grand Papua Hotel has been a favourite of both business customers and tourists.  Built on the same estate as the original Papua Hotel, it is the tallest building in Papua New Guinea. 

​From the moment it opened its doors, the Grand Papua Hotel has been a favourite of both business customers and tourists.

The 70m high, 21-storey hotel comprises 161 rooms and suites, in addition to the Grand Bar & Brasserie, the Grand Spa & Beauty Salon and the latest in conference facilities with two levels of meeting space and an expansive Executive Lounge with private boardrooms. The contemporary colonial interiors features design elements that reflect the diversity of PNG's cultures.

The four basement areas house conference facilities, a spa area and hair salon as well as car parking facilities.
We used an innovative post-tensioned floor system for the first time in Papua New Guinea, which saw the floors constructed faster, using less labour and materials. The post-tensioned system essentially eliminates the need for beams to hold up the floor, and the associated extra formwork or reinforcing steel. It also allows clear ceiling space for services installation – producing valuable cost savings. 

Project Partners

Name Cullen Feng

Role Architect

Name Peddle Thorp

Role Client representative

Name Kramer Ausenco

Role Civil, structural and seismic engineers

Name Space Studio

Role Interior designer

Name M&E Partnership (PNG)

Role Hydraulic, electrical, mechanical and fire services consultant