Press Releases16 February 2021
Governor Parkop launches the new @Beachside food and beverage Precinct
Papua New Guinea’s largest hotel chain, Coral Sea Hotels, announced the official opening of the @Beachside Precinct at the iconic Ela Beach Hotel.
NCD Governor, Honourable Powes Parkop, officiated at the opening ceremony on Monday 15th February 2020.
Governor Parkop reminded the guests of his vision of building a smart and safe future city for investment, for tourism, art and culture, and one in which to work, live and do business. He commended Coral Sea Hotels, and their parent, Steamships, for their continuing contribution to this vision.
Steamships Managing Director Rupert Bray said, “We share the Governor’s vision of ‘Amazing Port Moresby’, as it complements our own project development aspirations for the Nation’s capital. The @Beachside Precinct is the latest of these developments and introduces a fresh and contemporary social hub to the Ela Beach area. We’re very excited for the residents of Port Moresby.”
Refurbished at a cost of K5 million kina, the precinct is a single point destination with customers afforded a variety of choices to suit their circumstances. Busy commuters or families relaxing at the beach can pop into the Beachside Bakery to pick up a fresh cup of coffee and a pastry, or duck into Enzo’s Express for a delicious pizza or other takeaway food. For those with more time, SALT offers all day dining, with a generous selection of cuisines, and for those that just want to chill, there is the relaxed atmosphere of the Beachside Bar.
As the operator of 25 Restaurants and Bars across Papua New Guinea, Coral Sea Hotels is excited about expanding its F&B footprint and developing new dining and hospitality experiences for Papua New Guineans.
Group General Manager Peter Jenson remarked, “@Beachside will transform the Ela Beach precinct from being just a pleasant recreational spot to a destination where families and friends bond over good food and drinks and enjoy the panoramic views of Ela Beach. We want to push the boundaries and bring out the adventurous streak in our customers, by introducing them to our signature dishes, which are a perfect fusion of local and international cuisine.”
Ela Beach Hotel Resident Manager Florence Kunika, a second-generation Steamships employee, was invited to cut the ribbon to signal the precinct launch. Ms. Kunika is excited about the new precinct and encouraged city residents to visit @Beachside to try out the new menu.
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