Rudy Rodas has been appointed as General Manager
of the Pan Pacific Xiamen, an upper upscale hotel scheduled to
open in the heart of Xiamen’s financial district on 1 August 2009.
Rudy Rodas has
almost 30 years of international hotel experience, having held
senior management positions with Accor, Marriott and Sheraton
hotels in various countries including Australia, Beijing,
Singapore, Thailand and USA.
Johnson Xi, who holds the
title as Resident Manager will be assisting Rudy closely in the
daily operations of the hotel as well as formulating and executing
the hotel’s sales and marketing strategies to maximize revenue.
Johnson has held various senior positions in Holiday Inn, Crowne
Plaza, Sheraton and Sofitel throughout China.
In his position, he
will be supported by Chris Li, who is appointed as Marketing
Communications Manager. Prior to joining Pan Pacific Xiamen, Chris
was previously with Sofitel and Shangri-La and she will be
focusing on marketing and public relations efforts to drive brand
exposure to both local and international markets.
Xiamen’s opening marks a significant milestone for the group as we
continue to expand the breadth and depth of the Pan Pacific
experience to more guests. Continually recognizing our people as
our most valuable assets, we value the contributions of these key
executives to the hotel; their continued leadership will ensure an
enriched experience for our guests,” said Mr A. Patrick Imbardelli,
President and CEO, Pan Pacific Hotels Group.
Some of the hotel enhancements include
a refreshed lobby, advanced gym facilities and room features such
as flat-screen televisions with dual language controls, i-Pod
docking stations and the signature Pacific Club for discerning
Pan Pacific Xiamen will also feature the brand’s
award-winning Cantonese restaurant, Hai Tien Lo serving up fine
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