Pan Pacific Hotels Group has appointed Nigel
Roberts as Vice President, Area Operations, Oceania.
Based in Sydney, Australia, Nigel heads the
groupís operations in Oceania as Pan Pacific expands the portfolio
of both its Pan Pacific and ParkRoyal brands in Australia and New
Zealand. In addition, he will be responsible for the establishment
and measurement of the exacting quality and service standards in
line with the overall groupís branding strategy.
A seasoned hotelier, Nigel brings 36 years of
international experience to the role, the last 26 of which he
spent in Asia with the Mandarin Oriental, Starwood and Langham
hotels in a number of general management and corporate positions.
Nigel commenced his hospitality career with the
five-star Imperial Hotel in his native England and moved to Asia
in 1984 where he was Resident Manager at the Mandarin Oriental
Hotel in Hong Kong. This marked the beginning of a long-standing
career with the Mandarin Oriental Group where he was General
Manager at properties in Indonesia, Hong Kong, the Philippines,
San Francisco USA and Singapore. Nigel spent two years in
Melbourne as General Manager of Sheraton Towers Southgate before
taking on regional responsibility for six Sheraton Hotels in
Malaysia and a pre-opening in Hanoi, Vietnam.
More recently Nigel was responsible for the
establishment of the business and operational components of the
Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort in Singapore during its
ďNigelís extensive international experience in
hotel operations is exactly what we need to drive our operations
in this new growth region for us,Ē said A. Patrick Imbardelli,
President and Chief Executive Officer of Pan Pacific Hotels Group.
ďHe has an exemplary record in leadership roles and his strategic
and performance-driven mindset is key in pulling all the pieces
together to kick off our strategic plan and initiatives in
Pan Pacific Hotels Group recently announced its
entry into Australia with three hotels.
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