Based in Singapore, Dean will lead the Operations Team in operational systems management and development while also overseeing re-flagging and opening activities as Pan Pacific Hotels Group expands the portfolio of both its Pan Pacific and PARKROYAL brands. In addition, he will be responsible for the establishment and measurement of service quality standards throughout all operational aspects in line with the overall company branding strategy.
Boasting 24 years of hospitality management spanning nine countries and five continents, Dean is also no stranger to the Pan Pacific brand, having previously served with Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts as Group Operations Leader from 2004 to 2007 before moving to Dubai as Vice President Operations with luxury hospitality group Essque. In that role, he was fully responsible for all of the group’s activities including development, marketing, spa, food and beverage divisions and all pre and post-opening hotel operations.
A native of Australia, Dean’s early career highlights included working in a breadth of hotel roles in the Philippines, Indonesia, Tibet and Hong Kong, where he opened several hotels including the Le Meridien Cyberport and the Harbour Plaza North Point, earning a reputation as one the industry’s innovative General Managers.
Dean’s last appointment was Group Managing Director with real estate investment, development and management company KOP Group. Based in Singapore, he oversaw
the global development and operations for KOP’s hospitality brands including Franklyn Hotels & Resorts and Montigo Resorts as well as its high-end luxury publications Lux Magazine and Luxury Lifestyle Hotels.
“Dean’s global experience in hospitality and his innovative approach to hotel management will complement well Pan Pacific Hotels Group’s strategic expansion,” said A. Patrick Imbardelli, President and CEO of Pan Pacific Hotels Group. “His ability to build a performance-
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About Pan Pacific Hotels Group Limited
Pan Pacific Hotels Group Limited is a listed hotel subsidiary of Singapore-listed UOL Group Limited, one of Asia’s most established hotel and property companies with an outstanding portfolio of investment and development properties. Based in Singapore, Pan Pacific Hotels Group owns, manages and/or markets over 30 hotels, resorts and serviced suites with over 10,000 rooms in Asia and North America including those under development. The Group comprises two acclaimed brands: Pan Pacific® and PARKROYAL®.
Pan Pacific ® is a leading brand in Asia and the Pacific Rim situated in key cities of distinguished destinations offering premium accommodations and services. PARKROYAL® is a regional Asia Pacific brand which promises a lifestyle-approach to hospitality that will leave guests with an experience to remember. For more information, visit pphg.com
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