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Pan Pacific Hotels Group appoints Thomas Zhong as Vice President, Operations Support and Pre-Openings

Published Date: 6 February 2017

Thomas will drive the implementation of operational projects across the Group’s global portfolio and oversee all property pre-openings

Singapore, 6 February 2017 – Pan Pacific Hotels Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Thomas Zhong as Vice President, Operations Support and Pre-Openings.

Thomas Zhong PPHGIn this role, Thomas will drive the implementation of operational projects and oversee the pre-openings across the Group’s portfolio of Pan Pacific and PARKROYAL hotels, resorts and serviced suites in Asia, Oceania, North America, and Europe.

A Singaporean national, Thomas has experience with leading travel and hospitality brands such as Leading Hotels of the World, Fine Hotels and Resorts and GHM Hotels and Resorts. He was most recently the Corporate Director of Operations at the Singapore corporate office of Raffles Hotels and Resorts, where he spent a total of five years. He has amassed experience in hotel openings from The Setai Miami, The Heritage House in California, Raffles Hainan, and The Nam Hai in Vietnam; and supported the pre-openings of Raffles Istanbul and Raffles Jakarta.

 

“In addition to extensive experience in pre-openings, Thomas has demonstrated versatility with various aspects of the hospitality business, including performance and quality management as well as operations. Having worked at leading hospitality brands, Thomas will bring Pan Pacific and PARKROYAL’s operations to the next level and elevate the performance of our properties worldwide,” says Erik Anderouard, Senior Vice President, Operations, Pan Pacific Hotels Group.

Thomas’ immediate responsibility is to oversee the opening of Pan Pacific Beijing in China and Pan Pacific Yangon in Myanmar, which are scheduled to open in the second and third quarters of this year, respectively. Following closely behind these will be Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Puteri Harbour, Johor and PARKROYAL Langkawi Resort in Malaysia and Pan Pacific London in the United Kingdom.

Thomas graduated top of his class with an Executive MBA HES-SO and a Masters in Hospitality Business Administration from Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne and an undergraduate diploma from the Swiss Hotel Management School in Montreux, Switzerland.


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About Pan Pacific Hotels Group Limited
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 more than 11,000 rooms including those under development in Asia, Oceania, North America and Europe. 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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