Pan Pacific Hotels has appointed Michael Johnson
as General Manager of the ParkRoyal Melbourne Airport.
Michael will be overseeing operations at
the 276-room property directly connected to the Melbourne
He has over 30 years in tourism and hospitality
in Australia and New Zealand, 13 of which were spent heading
hotels in Christchurch, Queenstown, Sydney and Brisbane.
In his most recent appointment, Michael was the
General Manager of North Sydney Harbourview Hotel. Prior to that,
he helmed the Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney for four years and was
responsible for developing awareness for the Amora brand in
Australia and New Zealand.
Michael has intimate knowledge of the ParkRoyal
brand, having spent over twenty years with Southern Pacific Hotels
Corporation (SPHC) which owned the ParkRoyal brand previously.
While at SPHC, Michael held both operations and development roles
before heading several ParkRoyal hotels in Australia.
knowledge and passion for hospitality, Michael added another facet
to his career when he helmed Totally Tourism, a tourism company
offering a varied portfolio of sightseeing and adventure
activities across New Zealand’s South Island.
Active in the
industry, Michael also held the position of Chairman of the
Australia Hotels Association New South Wales Accommodation
Division in 2010.
“With his breadth of tourism and hospitality
experience, Michael will bring to ParkRoyal Melbourne Airport a
new vision and fresh perspective,” said A. Patrick Imbardelli,
President and CEO, Pan Pacific Hotels Group. “He also brings on
board some very important networks which will prove invaluable as
he continues to position the property as one of the country’s leading airport hotels, while building on ParkRoyal’s strong
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