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Kurt Otto Wehinger appointed Area General Manager Oceania and General Manager PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney

Published Date: 10 May 2016

An accomplished hotelier, Kurt brings more than 30 years of hospitality experience spanning Europe, Asia, Australia, the Middle East as well as the US

Singapore, 10 May 2016 – Pan Pacific Hotels Group (PPHG) is delighted to announce the appointment of Kurt Otto Wehinger as Area General Manager Oceania with a concurrent appointment as General Manager of PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney.

Kurt WehingerKurt, a hospitality veteran with more than 30 years of experience, was most recently the General Manager of the Marina Mandarin Singapore, a position he held for more than six years. Prior to that, he was the first General Manager of the Grand Millennium Beijing, a flagship property under Millennium & Copthorne which opened in time for the Beijing Olympics.

An Austrian national, Kurt’s career has taken him to various destinations in Europe, Asia, Australia the Middle East as well as the US, where he managed hotels under international brands including Kempinski and Intercontinental.

In his role as Area General Manager Oceania, Kurt will be responsible for driving the financial performance and operations for the Group’s hotels in Oceania, which, in addition to PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney, include PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport, PARKROYAL Parramatta, and Pan Pacific Perth. As General Manager for the award-winning PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney, Kurt will oversee the operations of the 340-room hotel, which is located on the city side of Darling Harbour and within close proximity to the Sydney Convention and Entertainment Centre and the Queen Victoria Building.

Kurt has accumulated numerous accolades throughout his career, notably, he was World Luxury Hotel Awards’ Global General Manager of the Year in 2015, Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards Singapore’s General Manager of the Year from 2011 to 2013 and City Weekend’s Best Foreign Hotelier in China, 2009.

Combining deep experience in strong operations with a focus on developing his people, Kurt will align efforts across our properties in Oceania for greater synergy and efficiency as we continue to grow our Pan Pacific and PARKROYAL brands in the region. Our fourth PARKROYAL hotel in Australia and second in Melbourne – PARKROYAL Melbourne – will open in 2019 in the Digital Harbour precinct of Melbourne Docklands, a premium waterfront development.

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PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney

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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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