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John Stoddard Appointed General Manager
for the Pan Pacific Seattle
Seattle, WA, May 3, 2007 -  John Stoddard has been appointed as the new General Manager for the recently opened Pan Pacific Seattle, according to Steve Halliday, Vice Chairman of Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts North America.  Stoddard assumed his position on 
April 18, 2007. 

According to Halliday, "We are pleased to welcome John to the Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts family. He has the extensive experience and appropriate skill set to create great success for this new property and is an accomplished hotelier with vast knowledge of the hotel industry."

Mr. Stoddard was General Manager for the Wilshire Grand Hotel & Centre in Los Angeles, California since 1998, where he was responsible for all operations of the 900-room convention hotel and 165,000 square feet of office building space as well as managing the Waikiki Resort Hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Prior to working with the above-mentioned self-managed, independent hotels, Stoddard was General Manager for Park Lane Hotels International's Parc Fifty Five Hotel in San Francisco, California from 1992 to 1998.  Starting his career in the hospitality industry in 1974, Stoddard also held several management positions for the following properties:  San Francisco Marriott, San Francisco, California; San Francisco Airport Marriott, Burlingame, California; Lincolnshire Resort Marriott, Lincolnshire, Illinois; Harrah's Hotel and Casino, Stateline, Neveda; Hyatt Lake Tahoe Hotel & Casino, Incline Village, Nevada; Hyatt Regency San Francisco, California; and Seattle Hyatt House, Seattle, Washington.

A graduate of Washington State University, with a Bachelors of Arts in Hotel Administration, Stoddard served in the United States Marine Corps and is a Vietnam veteran.  A native of Aberdeen, Washington, Stoddard looks forward to returning to Washington with his wife Margaret.

Stoddard's contact information is as follows: 2125 Terry Avenue, Seattle, Washington, 98121; (206) 264-8111; jstoddard@panpacific.com.

Pan Pacific Seattle
Similar to the features found only at the world's most sophisticated properties, the world-class Pan Pacific Seattle features 160 high-style Hirsch Bedner designer 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 function space; and 24-hour private dining. Located at 2200 Westlake the development is part of a 550,000-square-foot mixed-use project, which also features 260 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 20 hotels (13 managed properties and seven marketing affiliates) in 11 countries throughout Asia, the Pacific and North America.

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Contact:

Molly Blaisdell
(925) 631-7971
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
Lori C. Main Appointed General Manager for the New Pan Pacific Seattle / January 2006
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