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Pan Pacific Hotels Group appoints David Sullivan as General Manager of upcoming PARKROYAL on Pickering

Published Date: 18 September 2012

Singapore, 18 September 2012 – Pan Pacific Hotels Group has announced the appointment of David Sullivan as General Manager of the latest addition to its portfolio, PARKROYAL on Pickering, a PARKROYAL Collection hotel. Scheduled to be launched in Singapore this November, the hotel features a stunning hotel-in-a-garden concept and will be the flagship PARKROYAL hotel under the Group's PARKROYAL Hotels & Resorts.

As General Manager, David will be responsible for building upon the green foundations of the new hotel by driving sustainable hotel management practices and building a dynamic team of PARKROYAL hotel associates to connect guests with authentic local experiences.

A native Canadian, David brings to his new appointment over 25 years of hospitality experience from Canada, United States and United Kingdom. He has held key executive positions with luxury brands such as Four Seasons, Regent, as well as Abercrombie & Kent Destinations, overseeing a broad spectrum of responsibilities covering human resources, rooms operations, housekeeping, concierge and front office.

Prior to his move to Singapore to helm the iconic PARKROYAL on Pickering, David spent four years as the General Manager of Pan Pacific Seattle, also managed by Pan Pacific Hotels Group. During this time, David championed and implemented the PanEarth programme which covers eight aspects of sustainable business - Energy, Water, Air Quality, Waste Stream, Community Partnerships, Communication, Associate Engagement and Procurement.

David's efforts and success at maintaining a healthy balance between profitability and sustainability earned the hotel several accolades including being the first hotel in the United States to receive the prestigious Green Globe Certification in recognition of its sustainable operation and management, as well as the American Hotel and Lodging Association's Outstanding Community Services Award. Pan Pacific Seattle has also ranked among the top three hotels in the city on TripAdvisor and distinguished itself as one of the employers of choice in Seattle.

"Over the last four years, David has done an amazing job for the Group in his capacity as General Manager of Pan Pacific Seattle." says A. Patrick Imbardelli, President and Chief Executive of Pan Pacific Hotels Group, "As a professional, David's passionate about service excellence and corporate social responsibility. As a person, he's warm, affable and people-oriented. The combination of these qualities makes David the best person to deliver on all the aspirations for PARKROYAL on Pickering."

Pan Pacific Hotels Group unveiled the refreshed brand proposition for PARKROYAL in September last year, following a robust customer research conducted in key markets.

Characterised by its brand promise 'Your Trusted Local Companion', each PARKROYAL property reflects the spirit and individuality of its host city by connecting guests to authentic encounters with a blend of creativity, flair and local insight, while supporting guests' needs through uncomplicated and efficient service.

Although it has yet to open its doors, PARKROYAL on Pickering has already garnered several awards and international recognition for its unique sustainable project design, including the Solar Pioneer Award by the Energy Innovation Programme Office and the BCA (Building and Construction Authority) Green Mark Platinum award, Singapore's highest rating for green buildings. The hotel was also hailed an architectural stunner in a recent "Hotels of the Future" feature story on Forbes.com.

Pan Pacific Hotels Group currently manages three other PARKROYAL hotels and serviced suites in Singapore – namely, PARKROYAL on Beach Road, PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road and PARKROYAL Serviced Suites Singapore.

Outside of Singapore, PARKROYAL is set to make its brand debut in China next year with the opening of PARKROYAL Serviced Suites in Green City, Shanghai.

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 over 30 hotels, resorts and serviced suites with over 10,000 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 www.pphg.com.

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Pan Pacific Hotels Group

Priscilla Teo
Manager, Corporate Communications
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Chan Hse May
Director, Corporate Communications
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