January 17, 2013
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Pan Pacific Hotels Group (PPHG) is a well-established hotel company based in Singapore, which owns more than 30 hotels, resorts, and serviced suites in Asia Pacific and North America. Over the next five years, the Group hopes to expand its holdings and start buying and managing property in China, with a special interest in cities including Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Beijing, and Chengdu, among others. PPHG’s CEO, Patrick Imbardelli claims that China will be the biggest focus for growth in the company, for the company’s Pan Pacific and PARKROYAL brands. Imbardelli hopes that China will soon comprise a third of the Group’s properties.
Imbardelli plans to begin revealing new properties in China between 2012 and 2014. A Pan Pacific Serviced Suites is expected to open in Ningbo, China, in December 2012, and a PARKROYAL hotel is slated to open in Green City, Shanghai, in early 2013. Though the company is interested in growing, CEO Patrick Imbardelli is as concerned with growing at the right pace and finding the right brand for the right location. To this effect, the CEO and his team conduct due diligence before securing and opening new properties.
March 5, 2011
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by Patrick Imbardelli
Recognized by Condé Nast Traveler magazine as one of the top 25 most socially responsible hospitality companies in the world, Pan Pacific Hotels Group boasts a network of 33 luxurious accommodations in Asia and North America. With more than 10,000 rooms and a presence in 10 countries, Pan Pacific Hotels Group serves the needs of a diverse range of clientele. The company, a subsidiary of United Overseas Land (UOL) Group, manages two distinct lodging brands, Pan Pacific Hotels and PARKROYAL Hotels & Resorts.
Pan Pacific’s leadership has made expansion into China a priority in recent years, and the Pan Pacific Suzhou was recently christened one of the top 10 most popular resort hotels in China. This distinction, offered as part of the prestigious Golden Pillow Awards, represents the views of some of the top business entities in China as well as the votes of millions of people online. The latest addition to the Pan Pacific series will be the Pan Pacific Ningbo and Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Ningbo, to be opened in Zhejiang, China, in late 2011. In total, the two buildings will boast 630 rooms in this growing economic region of the country. The hotels will form part of a mixed-use facility managed by the Ningbo International Trade Investment and Development Company Ltd. In addition to its lodging options, the Pan Pacific Hotels Group also maintains a number of spas, lifestyle resorts, and restaurants.
With locations in Singapore, Japan, and Malaysia, Pan Pacific’s seven spas attract guests from around the world. Since its opening in 1997, the company’s St. Gregory lifestyle resort has formed the centerpiece of this spa collection, offering therapies stemming from the traditions of China, the Pacific Islands, Europe, and India. Pan Pacific also runs the Si Chuan Dou Hua restaurant chain, which has won acclaim for fine Chinese cuisine in addition to martial arts and dance presentations.
About Patrick Imbardelli: Since 2008, Patrick Imbardelli has served as the President and Chief Executive of the Pan Pacific Hotels Group. He possesses more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry.