• 1989

    Foundations of the Company were formed with the acquisition of its first hotel in Eindhoven, the Netherlands

  • 1993-1995

    Acquisition of iconic Victoria Hotel Amsterdam and hotel in Utrecht.

    Group’s hotels start using Park Plaza® brand

  • 1999-2002

    Group completes several development projects in central London, opening multiple hotels.

    Expansion into Germany and Hungary, operating several Park Plaza®
    hotels and art’otels®

    Entered into a strategic partnership with Carlson (now Radisson Hotel Group)
    for the Park Plaza® brand

  • 2003-2006

    Iconic Park Plaza London Riverbank developed by the Group as well as openings in Leeds, Nottingham, Cardiff and other markets

  • 2007

    Established Park Plaza Hotels Ltd and floated on AIM, raising £85 million for expansion

    Acquired worldwide art’otel® brand rights

  • 2008

    Enters resort segment of the hospitality market by acquiring a minority interest in and management agreement for (what is known today as) Arena Hospitality Group, a 21-strong property portfolio

  • 2010

    Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London (1,019 rooms) developed by the Group opens, as well as new openings in Cologne and Amsterdam

  • 2011

    Migrate from AIM to the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange

  • 2012

    Company name changed to PPHE Hotel Group to align with its multi-brand strategy

    First three Park Plaza® branded hotels open in Croatia following redevelopment

  • 2013-2015

    Opening of new hotels including the first art’otel developed by the Group
    (the 5-star art’otel Amsterdam) and a fourth Park Plaza hotel in Croatia

  • 2016

    Acquired controlling interest in Arena

    Opening of Park Plaza Nuremberg developed by the Group

    Start of multi-year repositioning and investment programme

  • 2017

    Secondary purchase offering in Croatia, raising €106 mio (€91 mio) for expansion and property upgrades

    Opening of newly developed Park Plaza London Waterloo and Park Plaza London Park Royal

  • 2018

    Transfer to Premium Listing of London Stock Exchange

    Membership of European Public Real Estate Association, EPRA

    Completion of seven storey extension and repositioning of Park Plaza London Riverbank and full repositioning of Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam

    Launch of Arena One 99 an all-glamping product, the first repositioning of one of Arena’s campsites

  • 2019

    Inclusion in FTSE 250 and FTSE All Share indices

    Acquisition of first US site in New York City for art’otel® development

    Completed repositioning programmes at Holmes Hotel London, Park Plaza Vondelpark, Amsterdam, Park Plaza Utrecht and Arena Kažela Campsite

    Park Plaza UK awarded ‘Large Hotel Group of the Year’ accolade by the AA