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Ilkin Ilyaszade appointed Vice President, Corporate Hotel Management & Pre-Opening

Published Date: 16 July 2014

Ilkin will drive the implementation of operational projects across the Group's global portfolio and oversee all property pre-openings.

Singapore, 16 July 2014 – Pan Pacific Hotels Group has announced the appointment of Ilkin Ilyaszade as Vice President, Corporate Hotel Management & Pre-Opening.

Ilkin IlyaszadeIn his role, Ilkin will actively drive the implementation of operational projects and manage all pre-openings to enhance product and service excellence across the Group's portfolio of over 30 "Pan Pacific" and PARKROYAL hotels, resorts and serviced suites in Asia, Oceania and North America.

An Azerbaijan national, IIkin has been working in Asia over the past 13 years and brings with him extensive hotel and business management experience in Azerbaijan, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Indonesia, Canada and Singapore.

Most recently, Ilkin was Resort Manager of Four Seasons Resort, Jimbaran Bay, Bali, the company's biggest resort in Asia Pacific with some 700 employees. Under his leadership, the property achieved record-breaking product and service ratings amongst the Group's hotels across the region.

Prior to that, Ilkin spent eight years with Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts in senior operations roles at resorts in Sri Lanka and Thailand, and in corporate leadership positions where he managed the Global HR function and special projects across more than 20 countries, and worked with top management on business strategy.

Ilkin holds a bachelor's degree in Economics and Engineering from the Azerbaijan State Oil Academy and an MBA from the University of British Columbia. He is also a published Harvard Business School author and speaks fluent English, Azeri, Turkish and Russian.

"A highly strategic thinker who is equally passionate and effective in driving operational excellence, Ilkin will be a great asset to our management team with his savvy combination of business knowledge and hands-on experience," says Bernold O. Schroeder, Chief Executive Officer, Pan Pacific Hotels Group.

"The Group places a strong priority on the optimisation of operational efficiency to maximise stakeholder value and we are very much looking forward to working with Ilkin to elevate performance of both our owned and managed properties worldwide to the next level."

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About Pan Pacific Hotels Group
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 close to 40 hotels, resorts and serviced suites with some 12,000 rooms including those under development in Asia, Oceania and North America. 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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