Pan Pacific Hotels Group has appointed David Tonkin as General Manager of the 276-room PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport, which has been listed in the ‘Best Airport Hotel, Australia/Pacific” category of the prestigious World Airport Awards for four consecutive years.
David has industry experience in Australia, the Middle East and London, having spent 12 years with Rydges Hotels and Resorts managing their flagship properties. Most recently, David was Regional Director, Operations at Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific where he oversaw the running of all properties in Victoria and Western Australia.
“David brings with him an invaluable combination of deep operational knowledge and stakeholder management skills. With his extensive knowledge of the Australia market, David is in a strong position to bring PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport into its next phase of growth. We warmly welcome David to the Group,” says Bernold O. Schroeder, Chief Executive Officer, Pan Pacific Hotels Group.
PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport, with its direct access to the Melbourne Tullamarine Airport via covered link bridge, provides an ideal transit hub for business travellers with its versatile meeting and conference spaces. The hotel’s leisure facilities, which comprise a heated indoor lap pool and gymnasium, also make it the perfect resting place before or after a long flight.
Elsewhere in Australia, Pan Pacific Hotels Group owns and manages Pan Pacific Perth as well as two PARKROYAL hotels – namely PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney and PARKROYAL Parramatta. In addition, PARKROYAL Melbourne is scheduled to open in 2017 in the premium waterfront hub of Melbourne Docklands.