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Reinhold Johann appointed as General Manager of the upcoming Pan Pacific Hotel and Serviced Suites Tianjin

Published Date: 10 April 2014

A German hotelier with over 25 years of industry experience, Reinhold brings to the Group a wealth of management and operations expertise spanning Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific.

Singapore, 10 April 2014 – Pan Pacific Hotels Group has announced the appointment of Reinhold Johann as General Manager of Pan Pacific Hotel and Serviced Suites Tianjin, its fifth “Pan Pacific” property in China scheduled to open later this year.

Reinhold JohannA German hotelier with over 25 years of industry experience spanning Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific, Reinhold joins the Group from Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts where he was most recently Area General Manager and Assistant Vice President for Banyan Tree Lang Co and Angsana Lang Co in Vietnam. Through intensive operational as well as sales & marketing efforts, Reinhold successfully drove both resorts from their pre-opening stages to become full-fledged hotel destinations backed by a well-trained local workforce.

Prior to that, Reinhold was instrumental in the openings of Banyan Tree Bali and Banyan Tree Hangzhou where as General Manager, he competently organised the various operations, human resources and marketing functions at each property to achieve robust performance within the respective highly competitive markets.

During his illustrious career, Reinhold has also helmed Banyan Tree, Moevenpick and Iberotel hotels and resorts in Seychelles, Yemen, Kuwait, Egypt, Kenya and Prague. He started out in the hospitality industry from the Food & Beverage sector, amassing over a decade of solid credentials with leading hotels, cruise liners and restaurants.

“As we gear up towards the opening of Pan Pacific Hotel and Serviced Suites Tianjin, we have high expectations of the new property to further strengthen our foothold on China and elevate the “Pan Pacific” brand to greater prominence amidst the burgeoning number of hotels coming up across the country,” says Bernold O. Schroeder, Chief Executive Officer, Pan Pacific Hotels Group.

“It is with this aspiration at heart that we warmly welcome Reinhold on board and have every confidence that with his wealth of pre-opening know-how, global management experience and operational capabilities, he is well-equipped to lead our hotel team to deliver all-round results and successfully position Pan Pacific Hotel and Serviced Suites Tianjin as the leading choice of accommodation and events venue within the bustling harbour city.”

Part of a mixed-use development The Esplanade, located along the scenic Haihe River and close to the central business district, Pan Pacific Hotel and Serviced Suites Tianjin will feature 289 guestrooms and 30 serviced suites. Its extensive range of amenities includes an all-day dining restaurant, a Chinese restaurant, business centre, indoor swimming pool, state-of-the-art fitness centre and a selection of meeting and event spaces. Guests can also enjoy direct access to the adjoining retail mall.

In China, Pan Pacific Hotels Group owns and/or manages four other “Pan Pacific” properties – namely Pan Pacific Suzhou, Pan Pacific Xiamen, Pan Pacific Ningbo and Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Ningbo. The Group is also scheduled to open Pan Pacific Zhuhai and debut its PARKROYAL brand with PARKROYAL Chengdu in 2017.

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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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