Gino Tan appointed General Manager of the multiple award-winning PARKROYAL on Pickering

Gino TanSingapore, 13 March 2014 – Pan Pacific Hotels Group is pleased to appoint Gino Tan as General Manager of the widely lauded PARKROYAL on Pickering in Singapore.

A seasoned hospitality professional with 20 years’ experience, Gino has managed Millennium & Copthorne and Raffles Hotels & Resorts hotels in Singapore, London and China, consistently leading the properties under his charge to deliver significant improvements in financial performance and higher levels of guest satisfaction.

Prior to joining Pan Pacific Hotels Group, Gino was General Manager of Millennium Hotel London Mayfair in the United Kingdom where he was tasked to prepare the property for an extensive refurbishment to upgrade its positioning within the city. Through his role as General Manager of Grand Millennium Beijing and the five-star New World Hotel in Dalian, Gino has also acquired in-depth operations knowledge and expertise within China’s competitive hotel industry.

A born and bred Singaporean, Gino spent the first 15 years of his hospitality career building a strong Sales & Marketing foundation with Omni Marco Polo Hotel, Merchant Court Hotel and Raffles Hotel in Singapore, as well as Swissotel Beijing and Raffles Hotel Beijing in China.

“The appointment of Gino as our first Singaporean General Manager to helm such a distinguished hotel within the Group’s portfolio is deeply entwined with our DNA as a quintessential Singapore hotel management company with global ambition,” says Bernold O. Schroeder, Chief Executive Officer, Pan Pacific Hotels Group.

“With his proven capability to deliver all-round stellar hotel performance and rich international experience that is married with a uniquely local perspective, Gino is a highly valued addition to our team. We look forward to grooming more home-grown talent of Gino’s calibre to take on fulfilling leadership positions at our rapidly increasing number of hotels, resorts and serviced suites worldwide.”

Owned and managed by Pan Pacific Hotels Group, PARKROYAL on Pickering has the distinction of being the first PARKROYAL Collection hotel under the Group’s PARKROYAL Hotels & Resorts brand.

Strategically located at the gateway to the Raffles Place Central Business District and beside Chinatown, the 367-room property has redefined Singapore’s hospitality landscape with its sustainable hotel-in-a-garden design concept that features an unprecedented amount of greenery within a high-rise urban development.

Within a year of its January 2013 opening, PARKROYAL on Pickering has garnered an impressive number of accolades including the President’s Design Award, HICAP Sustainable Hotel Award (Sustainable Project Design), FIABCI Singapore Property Award (Hotel category) as well as the 2013 World Architecture News (WAN)’s Hotel of the Year and Reggie Shiu Development of the Year titles.

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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