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Pan Pacific Hotels Group appoints Bernold Olaf Schroeder as its new Chief Executive Officer

Published Date: 2 December 2013

At the helm of the Group, Bernold will be responsible for its overall performance, day-to-day business and operations management of over 30 “Pan Pacific” and PARKROYAL hotels, resorts and serviced suites across Asia, Oceania and North America.

Singapore, 2 December 2013 – Pan Pacific Hotels Group has announced the appointment of Bernold Olaf Schroeder as its new Chief Executive Officer effective 2 January 2014.

Bernold Olaf SchroederPan Pacific Hotels Group is a wholly-owned hotel subsidiary of Singapore-listed UOL Group, one of Asia’s most established hotel and property companies. Headquartered in Singapore, Pan Pacific Hotels Group owns and/or manages over 30 hotels, resorts and serviced suites across Asia, Oceania and North America under two acclaimed brands – “Pan Pacific” and PARKROYAL.

A German national, Bernold brings to Pan Pacific Hotels Group a wealth of executive management experience within the hospitality industry. Most recently, he was Chief Executive Officer of Jin Jiang International Hotel Management Co. Ltd. Based in Shanghai, Bernold oversaw a portfolio of some 120 owned, operated and asset-managed hotels with a total inventory of 35,000 rooms. Prior to that, Bernold spent 14 years with Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts where he assumed leadership responsibilities in the areas of business development and hotel operations.

With his vast industry experience, knowledge and business networks in Singapore and China, Bernold will lead Pan Pacific Hotels Group and be responsible for its overall performance, day-to-day business and operations management. He will also oversee the Group’s business development and growth through management contract strategy and foster stronger partnerships with hotel owners.

“Following the Group’s recent privatisation under UOL Group, the appointment of Bernold as Chief Executive Officer marks another significant milestone in the company’s development,” says Gwee Lian Kheng, Group Chief Executive, Pan Pacific Hotels Group.

“We are delighted to welcome Bernold on board and look forward to working with him to guide the Group to greater heights in its next stage of growth, through the strengthening of our internal management processes and the continued extension of our presence in major gateway cities across Asia Pacific.”

Over the last five years, Pan Pacific Hotels Group has successfully introduced and expanded its “Pan Pacific” and PARKROYAL brands in the key growth markets of China, Australia and Indonesia, with the rebranding of properties in Sydney, Parramatta, Perth, Melbourne, Bali, Xiamen and Suzhou.

This year, Pan Pacific Hotels Group added two properties to its portfolio with the opening of the award-winning PARKROYAL on Pickering and the 180-unit Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Beach Road in Singapore. The Group also announced the upcoming debut of the PARKROYAL brand in Indonesia – in Bogor (2015) and Bali (2017). In addition, a conditional joint venture with Shwe Taung Group paves the way for the launch of Pan Pacific Yangon in 2016, the first “Pan Pacific” hotel in Myanmar.

In 2014, Pan Pacific Hotels Group is set to open in July its fifth “Pan Pacific” property in China – the 319-room Pan Pacific Tianjin. The year will also see the unveiling of its new brands and hotels’ websites to refresh the user experience and deepen online engagement with customers.

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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 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 pphg.com.

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Priscilla Teo
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