David Sullivan appointed as General Manager of PARKROYAL on Pickering

Singapore, 18 September 2012 – PARKROYAL Hotels & Resorts has announced the appointment of David Sullivan as General Manager of the soon-to-be-launched PARKROYAL on Pickering, a PARKROYAL Collection hotel in Singapore.

A native Canadian, David brings with him more than 25 years of international hospitality experience in Canada, United Kingdom and the United States, where he held management positions with luxury brands Four Seasons, Regent, Intrawest Resort Club Group and Abercrombie & Kent Destinations, overseeing areas ranging from operations to human resources.

Prior to his appointment, David spent four years as General Manager of Pan Pacific Seattle, where he championed and implemented several sustainable hotel management practices under the PanEarth programme which covers eight guiding components of sustainable business – Energy, Water, Air Quality, Waste Stream, Community Partnerships, Communication, Associate Engagement and Procurement.

Under David’s leadership, Pan Pacific Seattle became the first hotel in the United States to be awarded the prestigious Green Globe Certification, based on internationally accepted criteria for sustainable operation and management of travel and tourism businesses.

In his new role, David will be looking to build upon the green foundations of PARKROYAL on Pickering with his previous experience at Pan Pacific Seattle. Ahead of its November opening, the 367-room hotel has already garnered acclaimed recognition for its sustainable project design that is based on a hotel-in-a-garden concept and energy-saving features. It received the BCA (Building and Construction Authority) Green Mark Platinum, Singapore’s highest rating for green buildings and the Solar Pioneer Award by the Energy Innovation Programme Office, as one of the first in the country’s hospitality sector to utilise a solar energy system.

In addition to driving sustainable hotel management practices at the new PARKROYAL on Pickering, David will also introduce a fresh perspective to urban hospitality. True to PARKROYAL’s refreshed brand promise ‘Your Trusted Local Companion’, David will be tapping into his recruitment and talent management experience in human resources to build a team of ‘PARKROYAL people’ who are highly motivated, knowledgeable and passionate about providing guests with that all-important connection to an authentic Singapore experience.

“In all aspects, PARKROYAL on Pickering is going to be quite different from the traditional hotel model. From its distinctive, award-winning architecture to its relaxed, down-to-earth atmosphere – we are about providing modern comforts in a simple, uncomplicated and efficient manner,” said David. “At the heart of it all, we will remain faithful and responsible to the spirit of the community within which we reside and the wonderful city that is Singapore. I am looking forward to establishing PARKROYAL on Pickering as a leading hotel of choice for guests and customers, as well as a preferred employer for our team members.”

PARKROYAL on Pickering, the flagship PARKROYAL, is scheduled for opening on 20 November 2012 and is now accepting room bookings for stays from December 2012 onwards. To view the hotel’s e-brochure, please visit http://ebrochure.parkroyalhotels.com/pickering/. Meanwhile, recruitment is on-going for management and service associates. Please visit www.parkroyalhotels.com/pickering for the list of vacancies and application procedures.

About PARKROYAL on Pickering
PARKROYAL on Pickering is the flagship PARKROYAL hotel under the PARKROYAL Hotels & Resorts portfolio managed by the Pan Pacific Hotels Group. Designed by award-winning architectural firm WOHA, the hotel adopts a hotel-in-a-garden concept and incorporates energy-saving features throughout the property. Its sustainable project design and green efforts have earned it the BCA Green Mark Platinum, Singapore’s highest green rating, as well as the Solar Pioneer Award for its innovative solar energy system.

Strategically located at the key gateways to Singapore’s central business district, Hong Lim Park and bustling Chinatown, the 367-room hotel provides an urban oasis in downtown Singapore, with convenient access to waterfront entertainment and dining options along the Singapore River as well as cultural gems across the island. PARKROYAL on Pickering is ‘Your Trusted Local Companion’ in Singapore.

About PARKROYAL Hotels & Resorts
PARKROYAL Hotels & Resorts is a collection of 11 comfortable leisure and business hotels and resorts (including those under development) located in gateway cities across Australia, China, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore and Vietnam. Each PARKROYAL reflects the spirit and individuality of its location through creative touches, authentic tastes and local connections. Whether you are travelling for business, leisure, or even with the family, each PARKROYAL hotel and resort is designed so you can work in connected comfort, or relax in soothing surrounds. PARKROYAL Hotels & Resorts is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance, the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands. For more information, visit parkroyalhotels.com.

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