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Sileshi Mengiste Appointed General Manager
for Pan Pacific San Francisco

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San Francisco, CA - April 6, 2005 -  Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts has appointed Sileshi Mengiste as the new General Manager for Pan Pacific San Francisco, according to Chairman Ichigo Umehara.  Mengiste succeeds Jacques Villeneuve who was General Manager for the last three years.

Prior to his appointment as General Manager of Pan Pacific San Francisco, Mengiste was most recently Executive Director of Hotel Operations for the 2,700 room, Wynn Resort in Las Vegas.  Additionally, Sileshi held General Manager assignments at The St. Regis in Houston and San Francisco's Four Seasons Clift Hotel as well as management positions with The Orchard Hotel (formerly The Rex) in San Francisco, San Francisco's Sir Francis Drake Hotel and Insel Hotel in Bonn, West Germany.

Born in Ethiopia, Mengiste is a graduate of Kenya Utalii College in Nairobi, Kenya as well as San Francisco's Golden Gate University.  He is returning to the San Francisco Bay Area with wife and two children.

Umehara comments, "With his diversified background and his vast experience in the hospitality industry, I am confident that Mengiste will make immense contributions to the success of Pan Pacific San Francisco, and ultimately to Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts."

Mengiste can be reached at the following: Pan Pacific San Francisco, 500 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94102; (415) 929-2013, phone; (415) 929-2067, fax; smengiste@panpacific.com, email.

Pan Pacific San Francisco is located on fashionable Post Street, only one block from the city's shopping mecca Union Square and within walking distance to the theater district, cable cars and many fine restaurants. 

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Contact:
Molly Cahill
Hook, Line & Thinker
390 Fernwood Drive
Moraga, CA 94556
(925) 631-7971
mocahill@aol.com
www.hooklineandthinker.net
www.panpacific.com
Also See: Jacques Villeneuve Appointed General Manager for The Pan Pacific San Francisco / December 2001
Oxford Lodging Advisory & Investment Group, LLC Acquires the 329-room Pan Pacific San Francisco from Tokyu Corporation / Aug 2003


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