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François Sigrist as General Manager
of Parkroyal Penang in Malaysia

Singapore, 30 July, 2009 - Pan Pacific Hotels Group announces the appointment of Francois Sigrist as General Manager of Parkroyal Penang in Malaysia.
An established hotelier since 1981, François’ previous appointments were with hotel companies such as Four Seasons, Shangri-La and InterContinental. A Swiss national, François’ geographically diverse experience spans Geneva, Switzerland and USA to Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia. His last position was at Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa in Langkawi, Malaysia.
His appointment at Parkroyal Penang also brings François back to the state he previously spent nearly a decade at as General Manager at Equatorial Hotel. François’ love for Penang, as well as his intimate knowledge of the popular holiday destination, are invaluable in his new position.
“As people are our foremost asset, François’ contribution to the group will be significant. His successful track record, accomplishments and extensive resort experience ensures he is the ideal candidate to lead the team at Parkroyal Penang,” said Patrick Imbardelli, President and CEO, Pan Pacific Hotels Group. “His strong leadership is based on his foundation in food and beverage, wealth of experience as a resort general manager, and an infectious passion for Penang.” 
“Pan Pacific Hotels Group offers tremendous growth opportunities. I look forward to contributing to the success of Parkroyal Penang, a resort with remarkable potential,” said François Sigrist. “I am confident that with the talented team in place, we can raise the benchmarks of excellence even higher. “ 
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 

Molly Blaisdell, 
(925) 388-0164


Also See: The Integration of Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts and Parkroyal Hotels & Resorts Concludes with Renaming Hotel Plaza Limited as Pan Pacific Hotels Group Limited / May 2009



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