Pan Pacific Hotels Group has appointed Craig
Bond as Area General Manager of Oceania. Craig will also lead the
team at ParkRoyal Darling Harbour, Sydney.
In his Area role, Craig will be responsible for
the financial performance and operations structure for the group’s
hotels in Oceania which include ParkRoyal Parramatta, ParkRoyal
Darling Harbour, Sydney, ParkRoyal Melbourne Airport and Pan
He will also develop efficiencies and
synergies for all Australian hotels as the group continues to grow
its presence within Oceania under both its Pan Pacific and ParkRoyal brands.
As General Manager of ParkRoyal Darling
Harbour, Sydney, Craig will oversee operations of the 345-room
hotel which enjoys a prime location in Sydney and close
proximity to Darling Harbour, the Sydney Convention and
Entertainment Centre, George Street, Chinatown and the Queen
A highly accomplished hotelier, Craig Bond
joins the group with more than 20 years of tourism and
hospitality management experience, of which the last decade was
spent in group operations and regional management roles. He has
also amassed broad knowledge of Asia through his extensive
travels to China, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore to
develop business opportunities.
to joining the group, Craig spent over four years with Mirvac
Hotels & Resorts where he was the Regional General Manager for
11 properties throughout Victoria and Tasmania. He was also
concurrently the General Manager of The Sebel & Citigate Albert
Park Melbourne where he successfully managed a multi-million
dollar refurbishment and repositioned the property as one of
Melbourne’s top conference and event venues during the global
His extensive work experience in Australia,
dedication and business achievements saw him winning
‘Australian General Manager of the Year’ at the 2010 HM Awards
for Hotel and Accommodation Excellence.
experience in managing multiple properties and maximising revenue
opportunities aligns perfectly with our focus on refining the
competitive edge of our four great hotels in Australia,” said
A. Patrick Imbardelli, President and CEO, Pan Pacific Hotels
Group. “His insight and connections established from working in
many key cities in Australia will also support the Group’s
expansion strategy as we remain committed to growing our
portfolio in this important market.”
Pan Pacific Hotels Group
commenced its expansion in Australia in late 2010 when it
reintroduced the ParkRoyal brand to the market after close to a
decade’s absence with ParkRoyal Darling Harbour, Sydney and
ParkRoyal Parramatta. This was followed with Pan Pacific Perth
and the acquisition and rebranding of Hilton Melbourne Airport
to ParkRoyal Melbourne Airport in April last year.
group’s network of Australia hotels, Pan Pacific Hotels Group will
be opening two new ParkRoyal properties this year. The ParkRoyal brand will debut in China in October 2012 with the
opening of ParkRoyal Serviced Suites Green City, Shanghai.
In Singapore, ParkRoyal on Pickering, the flagship ParkRoyal with
a hotel-in-a-garden concept in Singapore will launch in December.
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