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Rudy Rodas Appointed General Manager of the New Pan Pacific Xiamen, China


Singapore, 30 June, 2009 - Pan Pacific Hotels Group has appointed Rudy Rodas as General Manager for the forthcoming Pan Pacific Xiamen, an upper upscale hotel scheduled to open on 1 August 2009 in the heart of Xiamen's financial district.  The group also announced key appointments of the new hotel to deliver the genuine sense of personalised care in which Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts are renowned for.

At the helm, Rudy Rodas brings with him almost 30 years of international hotel experience, having held senior management positions with Accor, Marriott and Sheraton hotels in various countries including Australia, Beijing, Singapore, Thailand and USA.

Johnson Xi, who holds the title as Resident Manager will be assisting Rudy closely in the daily operations of the hotel as well as formulating and executing the hotels sales and marketing strategies to maximize revenue.  Johnson has held various senior positions in Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, Sheraton and Sofitel throughout China.  In his position, he will be supported by Chris Li, who is appointed as Marketing Communications Manager.  Prior to joining Pan Pacific Xiamen, Chris was previously with Sofitel and Shangri-La and she will be focusing on marketing and public relations efforts to drive brand exposure to both local and international markets.

Pan Pacific Xiamen's opening marks a significant milestone for the group as we continue to expand the breadth and depth of the Pan Pacific experience to more guests.  Continually recognizing our people as our most valuable assets, we value the contributions of these key executives to the hotel; their continued leadership will ensure an enriched experience for our guests, said Mr A. Patrick Imbardelli, President and CEO, Pan Pacific Hotels Group.

Guests can expect an enhanced overall experience in line with the Pan Pacific standard of subtleness, delicate service and attention to details, starting from the booking process through to their arrival and stay at the hotel.

Some of the hotel enhancements include a refreshed lobby, advanced gym facilities and room features such as flat-screen televisions with dual language controls, i-Pod docking stations and the signature Pacific Club for discerning travellers.  Pan Pacific Xiamen will also feature the brands award-winning Cantonese restaurant, Hai Tien Lo serving up fine Chinese cuisine.  Advance bookings can be made online now at panpacific.com/xiamen.

About Pan Pacific Hotels Group Limited

Pan Pacific Hotels Group Limited is a listed 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, manages and/or markets 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®.

Pan Pacific® is a leading brand in Asia and the Pacific Rim situated in key cities of distinguished destinations offering upper upscale accommodations and services.  Parkroyal® is an upscale regional Asia Pacific brand which promises a lifestyle-approach to hospitality that will leave guests with an experience to remember. For more information, visit pphg.com

Global Hotel Alliance (GHA) is the world´s largest alliance of independent hotel brands. GHA currently comprises of eleven Member Brands, Anantara, Cham, Dusit, Kempinski, Landis, Leela, Marco Polo, Omni, Pan Pacific, Parkroyal and The Doyle Collection, encompassing 190 upscale and luxury hotels with over 50,000 rooms in 44 different countries. For further information, visit globalhotelalliance.com.

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Contact:

Molly Blaisdell
Hook, Line & Thinker
(925) 388-0164
mocahill@aol.com
 
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Also See: UOL Group Limited Acquires the Pan Pacific Hotel Brand from Tokyu Corporation / July 2007

Oxford Lodging Advisory & Investment Group, LLC Acquires the 329-room Pan Pacific San Francisco from Tokyu Corporation / Aug 2003

Westmont Hospitality Group Acquires the 504-room Pan Pacific Vancouver from Tokyu Canada Corporation / June 2002

Akihito Ikeda Appointed President of Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts; Steve Halliday Appointed President of Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts North America / April 2005
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