Andrew Donadel takes on a new challenge within the Group, bringing a wealth of serviced suites management experience to his first role as General Manager of a hotel property.
Singapore, 27 February 2014 – Pan Pacific Hotels Group has appointed Andrew Donadel as General Manager of PARKROYAL Saigon in Vietnam.
An Australian, Andrew started his hospitality career with The Westin Sydney and Montreal Marriott Chateau Champlain before moving on to Ascott International where he spent six years managing Somerset, Citadines and Ascott serviced residences in Singapore and Australia.
Prior to his appointment, Andrew was General Manager of the 180-unit Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Beach Road, Singapore, where he guided the property from its pre-opening stages to a successful launch last May. At the same time, he also oversaw the management of the adjacent 90-unit PARKROYAL Serviced Suites, Singapore. Both properties are owned and managed by Pan Pacific Hotels Group.
A seasoned industry professional, Andrew has well-honed abilities in the areas of people and productivity management as well as cost control. He is also fluent in English and French.
“Andrew has proven himself to be a great asset to the Group as General Manager of our Pan Pacific and PARKROYAL Serviced Suites at Beach Road in Singapore,” says Bernold O. Schroeder, Chief Executive Officer, Pan Pacific Hotels Group.
“As a company that believes strongly in developing the talent of our associates and providing them with opportunities for career progression within the Group, we are pleased to appoint Andrew to the General Manager role at PARKROYAL Saigon. We are confident that he will harness the wealth of his knowledge and experience to drive the property to great success.”
The 186-room PARKROYAL Saigon is located within the vicinity of Tan Son Nhat International Airport, close to the Central Business District and Tan Binh Exhibition and Convention Centre. District 1, Ho Chi Minh City’s business, shopping and entertainment hub, is also a mere 15-min drive away. Its comprehensive range of facilities includes an all-day dining restaurant, an open-concept bar, a full-service fitness centre with the award-winning St. Gregory spa, and flexible meeting spaces.
Last year, PARKROYAL Saigon was the Country Winner in the Luxury Airport Hotel category at the World Luxury Hotel Awards, and was named the “Top 4-star Hotel” by Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
About Pan Pacific Hotels Group
Pan Pacific Hotels Group is a wholly-owned 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 and/or manages close to 40 hotels, resorts and serviced suites with some 12,000 rooms including those under development in Asia, Oceania and North America. The Group comprises two acclaimed brands: “Pan Pacific” and PARKROYAL. “Pan Pacific” is a leading brand in Asia and the Pacific Rim with hotels offering premium accommodations and services. PARKROYAL is a collection of comfortable leisure and business hotels and resorts located in the heart of cities and interesting locales across Asia Pacific. For more information, visit pphg.com.
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