Pan Pacific Hotels Group Oceania Hotels Win At 2017 HM Awards

PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney and PARKROYAL Parramatta emerged triumphant at the national 2017 HM Awards for Accommodation Excellence in front of more than 700 guests at Sydney Town Hall earlier this month.

Tim Birley of PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney was awarded Sales and Marketing Associate of the year while Erin Mules and Donna Barnes of PARKROYAL Parramatta were winners in the categories of Food & Beverage and Front Office respectively. To top off these associate achievements, PARKROYAL Darling Harbour took the crown as HM Awards’ Upscale Hotel for 2017!

"A huge congratulations to our dedicated staff at both our Sydney PARKROYAL properties for their well-deserved industry recognition awards. The win for Darling Harbour as Upscale Hotel for 2017 at the HM Awards finishes off an incredibly successful night for all our hard-working team." Kurt Otto Wehinger, Area General Manager Oceania and General Manager PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney.

This follows a bumper crop of accolades for the Oceania team at the 2017 Tourism Accommodation Australia NSW Awards, where PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney was named Metropolitan Superior Hotel of the Year for the second consecutive year.

Hosted by television personality Larry Emdur, the 15th HM Awards recognised the accommodation industry’s finest staff, properties, brands and chains across Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. It was an incredibly successful night which reaffirmed the efforts of all our hard working teams!


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 over 30 hotels, resorts and serviced suites with more than 11,000 rooms including those under development in Asia, Oceania, North America and Europe. 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

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