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Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts Appoints Alexander A. Pangelinan
to Regional Director of Sales, Americas

(San Francisco, CA) ---September 13, 2007  - Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts announces the appointment of Alexander A. Pangelinan as Regional Director of Sales, Americas. The appointment is in line with strengthening the group's sales resources in America, which will support the group's business strategy to augment its growth in its key markets.

Based in Los Angeles, beginning September 10, 2007, Alex will report to Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing Kevin Croley and will head the sales team in America to generate greater sales revenue in this market. His principal responsibilities include the management of key client relationships across North America, fostering strong business collaborations with preferred travel industry partners, in addition to representing the company at client and trade events. 

In his twelve years in the hospitality industry, Alex has held various senior positions in sales and marketing. Most recently, Alex was the opening Director of Marketing at Hotel Renew in Hawaii where he oversaw the revenue generation for the Los Angeles and San Francisco markets.

Prior to that, Alex was the Director of Global Sales at the Preferred Hotel Group in Los Angeles, where he was instrumental in driving sales in the corporate, high-end leisure and the entertainment markets from the west coast of the United States. He was responsible for building relationships and securing business through trade shows to drive revenue to the group's hotels. 

"We are very pleased to welcome Alex Pangelinan to Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts. His skills and experience will definitely enhance and complement the strengths within the current team. With the addition of Alex to the team, we are in a stronger position to boost sales revenue and secure a more significant market share in North America," said Kevin Croley, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts.
About Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts
Headquartered in Singapore, Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts is a leading hotel management company in the Pacific Rim region and is part of the UOL Group, one of Singapore's largest hotel and property companies. Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts has been recognised by Conde Nast Traveler magazine as one of the 25 hotel companies demonstrating social responsibility. It has a portfolio of 11 hotels and resorts throughout Asia, the Pacific and North America and offices in San Francisco, London, Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo. Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance.  For more information, visit


Molly Blaisdell
(925) 631-7971, office

Also See: UOL Group Limited Acquires the Pan Pacific Hotel Brand from Tokyu Corporation / July 2007


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