Lae’s new hotel ticking all the boxes


Business visitors to Lae have tended to have little choice when it comes to accommodation options, so the opening of the Lae City Hotel in April of this year was greeted with particular interest.

The reception at the Lae City Hotel

The reception at the Lae City Hotel

Located adjacent to the main business district, the hotel is part of the family-run Papindo Trading Company, well-known for its national supermarket chain.

With just 32 well-appointed rooms, free wifi and very competitive opening rates, it was no surprise that occupancy was at 100% when Business Advantage PNG called in for a look around this week.

Lae city hotel roomThe City Café Restaurant, serving both Asian and Western cuisine (with a different chef specialising in each), has quickly established an excellent name with Lae residents (we can recommend the ‘authentic Indonesian Beef Rendang’).

Perhaps buoyed by their success, rumour has it that Papindo is already planning a second property.

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