Pan Pacific Hotels Group has appointed Hans
Heijligers as Area Vice President, Operations – Singapore.
Mr Heijligers will
also helm ParkRoyal on Pickering, the flagship ParkRoyal hotel in
Singapore when it opens in 2012.
In his area role, Hans will be responsible
for the financial performance and talent management for the five
Pan Pacific and ParkRoyal hotels in Singapore, namely Pan Pacific
Singapore, Pan Pacific Orchard, ParkRoyal on Beach Road, ParkRoyal
on Kitchener Road and ParkRoyal on Pickering.
As General Manager of ParkRoyal on Pickering, he
will oversee the opening and operations of the 363-room hotel,
located at the key gateway of the Central Business District and
With close to 30 years of hospitality
experience that spans 10 countries and three continents, Hans, a Dutch national, has undertaken
a breadth of management roles at leading hotel chains including
Marriott, Hyatt and InterContinental in Amsterdam, Paris,
Germany, Morocco, Indonesia, Kazhakstan and Johannesburg. His
international experience also includes China where he was
General Manager of the iconic Commune by the Great Wall – a
collection of prominent and modern architecture encompassing
luxurious villas and upscale restaurants.
Prior to joining Pan Pacific, Hans spent three years with the Jumeirah Group, holding
several key appointments including Area General Manager where he
oversaw operations of new business hotels in Dubai. He was also
concurrently the General Manager of Jumeirah Emirates Towers.
In his last
appointment, Hans was Area General Manager for Opening Hotels in
Middle East, where he successfully led the opening of six
properties in the region.
ParkRoyal on Pickering
Slated to open in third quarter of 2012, ParkRoyal
on Pickering will be the first property to feature all aspects
of the refreshed ParkRoyal positioning, focusing on providing a
modern, comfortable and supportive environment as well as creating
local connections through ParkRoyal’s associates.
363-room hotel is poised to be one of Singapore’s greenest hotels.
It features a hotel-in-a-garden concept with over 15,000 square
metres of lofty skygardens, lush greenery and sustainable
facilities. Other facilities include a dedicated wellness floor
with a day spa, a 300m nature trail and waterfall walk, an
expansive pool terrace, a state-of-the-art gymnasium, a
business centre with full secretarial services as well as a
rooftop bar offering spectacular 360-degree views of the city
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