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  Lori C. Main Appointed General Manager for the New Pan Pacific Seattle
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Seattle, WA --- January 26, 2006 --- A native North Westerner, Lori C. Main was recently appointed as the general manager for the new Pan Pacific Seattle, according to Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts North America.  The new hotel is scheduled to open in October 2006 at 2200, Vulcan Real Estate's signature mixed-use development situated at the gateway to the South Lake Union neighborhood.
            
Currently the general manager at The Roosevelt Hotel in Seattle, Main has strong Seattle ties and more than 20 years of experience managing hotels and other business ventures.  She maintains an impressive record of high service standards and solid implementation of service training as well as repositioning and rebranding successes.  Additionally, she has an outstanding reputation for her community involvement in both the nonprofit arena as well as the local business sector.

"Lori's admirable dedication to the local community and successful experience within the Seattle hospitality industry make her the perfect candidate to introduce our extraordinary new Pan Pacific Seattle to the marketplace," said Steve Halliday, President of Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts North America.  "She possesses the passion and industry knowledge needed to launch our brand to the Pacific Northwest as we integrate the product and service of Pan Pacific Hotels and Resort with the distinct character of Seattle."

Located at the corner of Westlake Avenue and Denny Way, 2200 is Seattle's first development to combine a world-class, 160-room Pan Pacific Hotel, 261 premier condominiums and a major Whole Foods Market® along with other high-quality retail.  The $200 million development is owned and developed by Vulcan Inc.

"The unprecedented momentum underway in South Lake Union is steadily transforming the area into a vibrant and revitalized neighborhood characterized by world-class projects such as 2200," said Ada M. Healey, vice president of real estate at Vulcan. "Pan Pacific Seattle's presence at 2200 will provide residents with convenient access to a range of exclusive amenities and further contribute to the neighborhood's increasing appeal." 

Prior to her position at The Roosevelt Hotel, Main served as the chief operating officer at The Armco Group, a Seattle-based holding company comprised of Serco Landscape Maintenance, U. S. Suites, Inc., Moco, Inc. and Epic Asset Management.  Main also held several hospitality management positions with WestCoast Hospitality Corporation where she served the company for more than 20 years at properties including Seattle's WestCoast Grand Hotel; Seattle's Cavanaughs on Fifth Avenue; Kalispell, Montana's Cavanaughs at Kalispell Center; and Spokane, Washington's Cavanaughs Inn at the Park.
 
Main attended Eastern Washington University.  She is a member of Rotary #4 Seattle; Seattle Hotel Association; Washington State Hotel & Lodging Association, from which she received the General Manager of the Year Award in 1999; Seattle Chamber of Commerce; Seattle Hotel Association, for which she served as president from 1998 to 2001; Seattle Convention & Visitor's Bureau, for which she served on the Executive Committee from 1997 to 2001.  Main has received many accolades for her volunteer efforts, including Most Valuable Volunteer Award from American Hotel & Lodging Association; United Way Volunteer of the Year Award; and Drive for a Cure BMW honoree from the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

For the time being, Pan Pacific Seattle General Manager Lori Main can be reached at the pre-opening office at 2201 9th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121.  Her permanent email address is lmain@panpacific.com and the current numbers are Tel: (206) 264-8111 and Fax: (206) 381-8663. 
 
Pan Pacific Seattle

Similar to the features found only at the world's most sophisticated properties, the world-class Pan Pacific Seattle will introduce an innovative concept of High-touch, High technology, setting a new standard for excellence in the Pacific Northwest with personalized service and amenities.

As Seattle's new elite, urban destination, Pan Pacific Seattle will also feature 160 high-style Hirsch Bedner-designed guest rooms, with flat screen TVs and flexible in-room working spaces; wireless broadband connectivity available throughout the hotel; a sleek and modern library lounge offering cocktails and light snacks; full service fitness center; 5,405 square feet of Seattle's most luxurious function space; and 24-hour private dining.

Located at 2200 Westlake, the development is part of a 550,000-square-foot mixed-use project occupying a prime location just four blocks from Seattle's Central Business District, within walking distance of Nordstrom's flagship retail store and minutes from scenic Lake Union.  The highly anticipated project represents another prominent example of the steady northern migration of downtown Seattle's main epicenter of thriving retail, office and residential activity.  Several new developments in the South Lake Union/Denny Triangle area are expected to accelerate this trend, and the upcoming Seattle Streetcar will also provide convenient access to nearby hubs including Westlake Center and South Lake Union Park.  2200 will also feature 261 condominium homes, one signature restaurant, 39,000 square feet of retail shops, a luxury spa, a 16,000-square-foot landscaped plaza and a 47,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market®.
 
About Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts

Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts currently encompasses 23 hotels (15 managed properties and 8 marketing affiliates) in 11 countries in Asia, the Pacific and North America. For more information, visit Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts at www.panpacific.com. Pan Pacific is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance.
 
About Vulcan Real Estate

Vulcan Real Estate directs all real estate strategies for Vulcan Inc., a Paul G. Allen company.  Through strategic acquisitions and innovative development, Vulcan Real Estate creates a diversified portfolio of high-performing, quality assets. The company's experienced, talented team of real estate professionals offers a full range of development services from site selection to build-to-suit construction. Its real estate model is based on quality, sustainable development that builds new value across the entire community. For more information, visit www.vulcanrealestate.com.

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Contact:

Molly Cahill
(925) 631-7971, office
mocahill@aol.com

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Also See: Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts Chosen to Operate a 160-room Boutique Hotel in Seattle's South Lake Union Neighborhood / August 2004
LBA Properties Building 84-room Courtyard by Marriott in Hattiesburg, Mississippi/ August 2005

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