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PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport launches and welcomes new General Manager

Published Date: 4 April 2011

4 April 2011: Pan Pacific Hotels Group has announced the appointment of David J Travers as General Manager of PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport, which launched on Friday 1 April.

With over 20 years experience at leading hotels around the world, David J Travers brings a wealth of hotel management knowledge to the PARKROYAL brand. His career spans three decades and six countries, where he has worked for some of the world's most prominent hotel groups across a variety of management positions.

In his new role, David will oversee operations at the newly launched PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport. The 276 room hotel (rebranded from Hilton Melbourne Airport) is located at the doorstep of the domestic and international airport and links directly to the terminal by sky-bridge, offering convenience to both business and leisure travellers alike.

With 16 state-of-the-art meeting and function rooms conveniently located on one level, as well as restaurant and bar options, the hotel is a multipurpose transit hub for business travellers.

PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport marks the return of the PARKROYAL brand to its birth city of Melbourne where it was founded in 1962.
David is no stranger to the PARKROYAL brand, having held his very first managerial position at the PARKROYAL Melbourne between 1992 and 1994.

David's most recent appointment was General Manager of Projects for Langham Hotels International Group. His role included the management of the pre-opening and operation of the five-star Langham Place Samui in Koh Samui, Thailand and the project management of the first airport transit hotel in India at the new IGI International Airport in New Delhi.

Prior to joining Langham, David held General Manager roles at the Holiday Inn Suva in Fiji, Holiday Inn City Centre Christchurch and the Centra Camperdown in Sydney.

"We are very pleased to have David on board and at the helm of PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport," said Pan Pacific Hotels Group CEO, A. Patrick Imbardelli.

"We are confident David's vision and extensive leadership experience will translate seamlessly into his new role, driving and guiding the hotel through its exciting introduction to Melbourne. David will be an ambassador of our revitalised PARKROYAL brand and he will play an active role in developing the important connection between the hotel and local community."

Guests can now make their bookings for PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport via the PARKROYAL website and PARKROYAL toll-free reservations globally.

Toll-free Reservations:
Australia: 0011 800 2255 77 95; New Zealand: 00 800 2255 77 95

Media contacts:
Genevieve Brannigan
DID: (03) 9642 4107
M: 0411 037 109

Pan Pacific Hotels Group
Chan Hse May
Director, Corporate Communications
DID: (65) 6808 1265
Fax: (65) 6821 8001

About Pan Pacific Hotels Group Limited
Pan Pacific Hotels Group Limited 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 in Asia and North America including those under development.
The Group comprises two acclaimed brands: Pan Pacific® and PARKROYAL®. For more information, visit


About PARKROYAL Hotels & Resorts
Headquartered in Singapore, PARKROYAL Hotels & Resorts is part of Pan Pacific Hotels Group. It has a portfolio of 10 hotels and serviced suites in Asia Pacific with Global Sales Offices in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, London, San Francisco, Shanghai and Singapore. PARKROYAL Hotels & Resorts is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance, the world's largest alliance of independent hotel brands. For more information, please visit