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Kim Powley appointed General Manager of Pan Pacific Perth

Published Date: 28 February 2014

Kim brings over 20 years of hotel management experience across Asia Pacific back to the hotel and city where he started his hospitality career.

Singapore, 28 February 2014 – Pan Pacific Hotels Group has appointed Kim Powley as General Manager of the 486-room Pan Pacific Perth in Australia.

Andrew DonadelThe appointment brings Kim full circle, marking the return to his home city and back to Pan Pacific Perth where he started his career more than 30 years ago.

Kim has since garnered over 20 years of valuable hotel management experience across Asia Pacific. He joins Pan Pacific Hotels Group from Sentosa Resorts Bali where as Area General Manager, he oversaw the management and development of luxury resorts and residences in Bali and Jakarta.

Prior to this, Kim spent seven years with Starwood Hotels and Resorts as General Manager of Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers and The Westin Kuala Lumpur. He has also managed Hyatt and Sheraton properties in Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia.

“We are delighted to welcome Kim on board to take the helm at Pan Pacific Perth, a property which he is very well-acquainted with and holds fond memories of. This emotional bond, coupled with his in-depth management experience and operations expertise, makes Kim the ideal person to take the hotel to new heights,” says Bernold O. Schroeder, Chief Executive Officer, Pan Pacific Hotels Group.

“As the representative Pan Pacific hotel in Australia, Pan Pacific Perth is an iconic landmark in the city. With the recent refurbishment of its meeting facilities, we look forward to working with Kim to strengthen Pan Pacific Perth’s position as the go-to venue for meetings, events and conferences, as well as a premium choice of accommodation for both business and leisure travellers.”

Currently the largest hotel in Perth city centre, Pan Pacific Perth is centrally located in the city’s main business, shopping and entertainment district. The classic hotel is surrounded by scenic vistas of Swan River and just moments away from key tourist attractions such as Barrack Street Jetty, Kings Park Botanical Gardens and the Perth Mint. Its extensive menu of event offerings include 11 multi-purpose meeting spaces and function rooms, seven executive boardrooms and excellent cuisine from the award-winning Origins and Montereys restaurants.

Elsewhere in Australia, Pan Pacific Hotels Group owns and manages three PARKROYAL hotels – namely PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney, PARKROYAL Parramatta and PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport. Most recently, the Group also announced the signing for PARKROYAL Melbourne which is scheduled to open in 2016 in the premium waterfront hub of Melbourne Docklands.


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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