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E.J. MacEwan Appointed General Manager for the
Pan Pacific Sonargaon in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Singapore, 30 November, 2009 - Pan Pacific Hotels Group has announced the appointment of E.J. MacEwan as General Manager, Pan Pacific Sonargaon.

In this role, E.J. will oversee operations at the 277-room hotel, located in central Dhaka, close to the Motijheel commercial area, diplomatic area Baridhara and Gulshan, the Parliament House and Prime Minister’s Office.

No stranger to the hotel or to Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts, E.J. served as its General Manager from 1997 to 1999 before he embarked on subsequent successful terms as General Manager at Pan Pacific Kuala Lumpur and Sari Pan Pacific Jakarta.

E.J. boasts an illustrious 35 years in hospitality, starting in Rooms, Restaurant, Bar and Catering Operations, initially in the United States, and then in the Middle East, Malaysia, Bangladesh and Indonesia. 

“E.J.’s boundless energy and determination makes him an invaluable asset to Pan Pacific Sonargaon,” said Mr A. Patrick Imbardelli, President and CEO, Pan Pacific Hotels Group. “His long-standing history with the Pan Pacific brand and the wealth of knowledge and experience he has built up at its various hotels will go a long way in enhancing the hotel’s performance and supporting the brand’s expansion during this key chapter of the Group’s strategic growth.”

“It is great to be back in Bangladesh and I am excited to have Pan Pacific Sonargaon continue to uphold its name and fame around the world while re-affirming its commitment to Pan Pacific Hotels & Resorts’ standards of personalised and dedicated service,” said E.J. MacEwan III. “I believe in the empowerment and development of associates - educating them, making them multi-functional and instilling a strong sense of ownership for their growth and well-being. It is through our people assets that we can enhance the growth of our hotel, our brand and our business.”

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 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. 


Molly Blaisdell
(925) 388-0164

Also See: Pan Pacific Hotels Group Appoints Lloyd Daser as Area Vice President, Malaysia and General Manager of Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur / September 2009
Tim Tindle Appointed General Manager, Pan Pacific Vancouver / July 2009

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