Pan Pacific Hotels Group’s General Managers cross over brands for career development
E.J. MacEwan moves to PARKROYAL Saigon; Paul Flett promoted at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka
Singapore, 28 August 2017 – Pan Pacific Hotels Group is pleased to announce the appointment of E.J. MacEwan as General Manager for PARKROYAL Saigon in Vietnam and Paul Flett as General Manager for Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka in Bangladesh.
E.J. MacEwan, General Manager, PARKROYAL Saigon
E.J. MacEwan joined Pan Pacific Hotels Group as General Manager of Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka from 1997 to 1999, a post which he returned to in 2009 after successful terms as General Manager of Pan Pacific Kuala Lumpur and Sari Pan Pacific Jakarta. E.J. is an industry veteran with experience spanning rooms, F&B and catering in the United States and the Middle East before he joined the Group.
Despite the challenging environment, E.J. was instrumental in establishing the reputation of Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka as one of the most popular five-star hotels in Bangladesh, with particular success at cementing it as the hotel of choice for international events and diplomatic missions.
E.J.’s new role will see him leading the 186-room PARKROYAL Saigon, which is recognised by Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism as one of the five “Top 4-Star Hotels” in the city. The hotel is also located close to the Central Business District, the Tan Binh Exhibition and Convention Centre, as well as District 1, the city’s business, shopping and entertainment hub.
Paul Flett, General Manager, Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka
In 2013, Paul was appointed Hotel Manager at PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney, where he oversaw the Engineering, Front Office, Restaurants, Bars and Events, and Housekeeping teams. In a career spanning more than 20 years in operations and F&B, Paul had worked at Cypress Lake Resort in Hunter Valley, as well as hotel brands such as Radisson, InterContinental Hotels Group and Rydges.
Paul’s promotion to General Manager will see him taking charge of the 277-room Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka. Located in central Dhaka, the hotel is situated prominently in the centre of Bangladesh’s Diplomatic Zone and commercial district, and in proximity to the city’s historical sites and shopping options.
“E.J.’s boundless energy and determination makes him an invaluable asset to Pan Pacific Hotels Group and the wealth of knowledge and experience he has built up at our hotels will put him in a strong position to bring PARKROYAL Saigon to new heights as the Group ushers in a new chapter of regional expansion,” said Erik Anderouard, Senior Vice President, Operations, Pan Pacific Hotels Group.
“With his robust background in operations and proven experience with leading teams, we’re confident that Paul will continue his excellent track record at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka. In line with the Group’s focus on nurturing talent, one of our strategies is to provide our associates with meaningful opportunities for cross-brand development. We’re delighted that Paul, as one of our most valued associates, has chosen to further his career with the Group,” he continued.
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 manages 40 hotels, resorts and serviced suites with more than 12,000 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 pphg.com.
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