Pan Pacific Appoints Kumiko Shafer as Director Global Sales North America

Travel News Asia Videos Podcasts Latest Travel News Asia Thursday, 31 July 2014

Pan Pacific Hotels Group has appointed Ms. Kumiko Shafer as Director, Global Sales, North America.

Based in San Francisco and working closely with the Global Sales Office in New York, Kumiko will lead the global sales strategies for North America with the aim of growing the market and enhancing client engagement to drive revenue for the groups properties within and outside the region.

In North America, Pan Pacific Hotels Group currently owns and/or manages four hotels and resorts; the Pan Pacific Seattle in the US as well as the Pan Pacific Vancouver, Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside and Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre in Canada.

Most recently, Kumiko was Director of Business Development with Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts in San Francisco where she was responsible for representing and promoting more than 80 hotels worldwide. Prior to that, Kumiko garnered close to five years of sales experience with Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Marriott Northern California Regional Sales Office.

Kumiko brings to our global sales team a sharp sense of sales acumen honed through successful tenures at both hotel and regional level, as well as a well-cultivated network of important client relationships in the US, said Kevin Croley, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Sales, Pan Pacific Hotels Group. We are excited to work with Kumiko in harnessing these strengths to raise the profile of our brands and hotels among North American travellers and forge new business opportunities, especially within the corporate and MICE sectors.

Supported by a global sales network which now spans Shanghai, Beijing, Singapore, Tokyo, Sydney, New York, San Francisco and London, Pan Pacific Hotels Group is fast expanding its global footprint, with a growth focus on Asia Pacific.

Pan Pacific, Parkroyal, Sales, San Francisco

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