Michael Johnson Joins ParkRoyal Melbourne Airport as GM

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Monday, 18 June 2012

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 Tullamarine Airport.

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.

Leveraging his 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 Zealands 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 countrys leading airport hotels, while building on ParkRoyals strong heritage.

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