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Allan Wong appointed General Manager of Pan Pacific Tianjin

Published Date: 5 May 2016

Allan brings more than 20 years of hotel pre-opening and management experience amassed in thriving Chinese cities including Ningbo, Shenzhen and Tianjin

Singapore, 5 May 2016 – Pan Pacific Hotels Group (PPHG) is pleased to announce the appointment of Allan Wong as General Manager of Pan Pacific Tianjin, which is located in the largest harbour city of northern China. Allan brings to the Group more than 20 years of extensive experience from managing hotels in the thriving cities of Ningbo, Shenzhen and Tianjin under international brands such as Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza.

Craig SyphersAs an accountancy graduate from the University of Mississippi, Allan began his career in hotel finance and earned increasingly senior management roles through his journey in China, where the Malaysia-born hotelier has been based since 1993. This included several years with Tianjin Modern Group, a leading property developer based in China, where Allan was involved in hotel investment, asset management, as well as the construction and pre-opening of owned hotels.

Most recently, Allan headed up Tianjin Modern Group’s hotel business as its General Manager and was responsible for the construction of the Four Seasons Hotel and Residence in Tianjin.

As General Manager of Pan Pacific Tianjin, Allan will oversee and manage the daily operations of the property, which features 289 guestrooms and 30 serviced suites. Opened in late 2014 as part of The Esplanade, a mixed use development, Pan Pacific Tianjin offers paranomic views of the Haihe River and easy access to downtown Tianjin and the central business district. Its extensive range of amenities includes an all-day dining restaurant, a Chinese restaurant, business centre, indoor swimming pool, state-of-the-art fitness centre and a selection of meeting and event spaces. Guests can also enjoy direct access to the adjoining retail mall.

Pan Pacific Tianjin Exterior

Pan Pacific Tianjin

China is PPHG’s largest operating market outside its Singapore headquarters. Besides Pan Pacific Tianjin, the Group operates four other properties along the east coast, namely Pan Pacific Suzhou, Pan Pacific Xiamen, Pan Pacific Ningbo and Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Ningbo.




About Pan Pacific Hotels Group Limited
Pan Pacific Hotels Group is a wholly-owned hotel subsidiary of Singapore-listed UOL Group Limited, one of Asia’s most established hotel and property companies with an outstanding portfolio of investment and development properties. Based in Singapore, Pan Pacific Hotels Group owns and/or manages over 30 hotels, resorts and serviced suites with more than 11,000 rooms including those under development in Asia, Oceania, North America and Europe. The Group comprises two acclaimed brands: “Pan Pacific” and PARKROYAL. “Pan Pacific” is a leading brand in Asia and the Pacific Rim with hotels offering premium accommodations and services.  PARKROYAL is a collection of comfortable leisure and business hotels and resorts located in the heart of cities and interesting locales across Asia Pacific. For more information, visit

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