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Nigel Roberts Named Vice President, Area Operations, Oceania
for Pan Pacific Hotels Group


Singapore, 15 July, 2010 – Pan Pacific Hotels Group has announced the appointment of Nigel Roberts as Vice President, Area Operations, Oceania.

Based in Sydney, Australia, Nigel heads the Group’s operations in Oceania as Pan Pacific Hotels Group expands the portfolio of both its Pan Pacific and PARKROYAL brands in Australia and New Zealand. In addition, he will be responsible for the establishment and measurement of the exacting quality and service standards in line with the overall Group’s branding strategy.

A seasoned hotelier, Nigel brings 36 years of international experience to the role, the last 26 of which he spent in Asia with the Mandarin Oriental, Starwood and Langham hotels in a number of general management and corporate positions. 

Nigel commenced his hospitality career with the five-star Imperial Hotel in his native England and moved to Asia in 1984 where he was Resident Manager at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong. This marked the beginning of a long-standing career with the Mandarin Oriental Group where he was General Manager at properties in Indonesia, Hong Kong, the Philippines, San Francisco USA and Singapore. 

Nigel spent two years in Melbourne as General Manager of Sheraton Towers Southgate before taking on regional responsibility for six Sheraton Hotels in Malaysia and a pre-opening in Hanoi, Vietnam.

More recently Nigel was responsible for the establishment of the business and operational components of the Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort in Singapore during its pre-opening.

“Nigel’s extensive international experience in hotel operations is exactly what we need to drive our operations in this new growth region for us,” said A. Patrick Imbardelli, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pan Pacific Hotels Group. “He has an exemplary record in leadership roles and his strategic and performance-driven mindset is key in pulling all the pieces together to kick off our strategic plan and initiatives in Oceania.”

Pan Pacific Hotels Group recently announced its entry into Australia with three hotels PARKROYAL Parramatta and PARKROYAL Darling Harbour Sydney opening in November 2010 and Pan Pacific Perth opening in January 2011.

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 premium accommodation and services. PARKROYAL® is a 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 

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Also See: Kevin Murphy, Brett Butcher and Nigel Roberts Appointed to SVP Positions with Langham Hotels International / June 2004
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