Pan Pacific Hotels Group Appoints Andrew Tan as General Manager, Pan Pacific Hotel and Serviced Suites Ningbo
Pan Pacific Hotels Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Tan as General Manager of Pan Pacific Hotel and Serviced Suites in Ningbo, a vibrant port city in Zhejiang province on the eastern coast of China.
Andrew, who enjoyed a fruitful 17-year career with Millennium Hotels and Resorts, was most recently the General Manager of Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington. A Singaporean, Andrew has worked in his home country as well as in Australia and the United Kingdom, and brings a wealth of international hospitality experience spanning 22 years in general management, sales and marketing, revenue management, food and beverage and catering operations.
Andrew started his hospitality career in catering sales and earned increasingly senior roles in sales, marketing and events management. He took on his first General Manager position in 2009 at both the 610-room Millennium Gloucester Hotel & Conference Centre and the 210-room Millennium Bailey’s Hotel in London. He then moved back to Singapore to take the helm at the Orchard Hotel in Singapore before returning to the United Kingdom to assume leadership of Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington in 2014. Andrew has successfully transformed the service levels and popularity of the properties he managed, and generated tangible results through improved rankings on TripAdvisor within compressed timeframes. He has a degree in economics from the University of Western Australia, Perth.
“It’s a pleasure to welcome Andrew to our Group. As a seasoned hotelier with a proven track record of performance, Andrew is well-placed to drive continuous growth for Pan Pacific Hotel and Serviced Suites Ningbo. As Ningbo enjoys rising prominence as a strategic business destination in China, we are confident that Andrew’s combination of keen business acumen, sales and marketing savviness and understanding of operational strategy will drive top-of-mind for our hotel as the destination of choice for accommodation, dining, and events,” says Erik Anderouard, Senior Vice President, Operations, Pan Pacific Hotels Group.
Located in one of the fastest growing economic zones in eastern China, Pan Pacific Hotel and Serviced Suites Ningbo is ideally located next to the Yongxin River within walking distance to the Ningbo International Conference and Exhibition Centre. Besides offering a distinctive 24-hour Personal Assistant Service for residents of the Serviced Suites, the brand’s signature Café Pacifica, Keyaki, and Hai Tien Lo restaurants offer a choice of international, Japanese and Chinese cuisine alongside a delightful Thai restaurant called Pan Thai. The hotel draws a variety of large-scale meetings and events with its expansive 5,000 square metres of meeting space, which includes a pillar-less ballroom of 2,000 square metres. Since it opened four years ago, Pan Pacific Hotel and Serviced Suites Ningbo has been consistently listed among the Top 10 hotels in Ningbo on TripAdvisor and has won numerous awards including Top 10 Wedding Hotels by Global Traveler China.
Besides Pan Pacific Hotel and Serviced Suites Ningbo, the Group operates three other properties in China, including Pan Pacific Suzhou, Pan Pacific Tianjin, and Pan Pacific Xiamen. Adding to the Group’s China portfolio next year will be the flagship hotel, Pan Pacific Beijing.