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 September 17, 2013
Pan Pacific Hotels Group appoints Deborah Vallorano as Manager, Global Sales in North America

 Pan Pacific Hotels Group has announced the appointment of Deborah Vallorano as Manager, Global Sales in North America.

Based in New York, Deborah will be responsible for managing key corporate accounts as well as building important sales networks, in the Leisure and MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Exhibitions) markets.

Deborah's appointment allows Pan Pacific Hotels Group to expand customer relationships across key source markets. Directly complementing the Group's Global Sales Office in San Francisco, it strengthens the Group's capability in supporting global customers at a local level and building awareness of its Pan Pacific and PARKROYAL brands across North America, so as to drive growth in the Corporate Transient, Leisure and MICE business segments.

Deborah joins Pan Pacific Hotels Group with over 20 years of experience in corporate sales, events and conferencing across the USA. Most recently, Deborah spent six years as National Sales Manager for Destinations Hotels and Resorts, the third largest independent hotel company in North America, where she consistently surpassed yearly transient and group sales targets. Deborah was also responsible for training all new hires on Corporate Transient Sales and headed a team that promoted the sharing of best practices and sales techniques for the Business Travel market within the company.

"Our Pan Pacific and PARKROYAL brands are expanding strongly across Asia Pacific with North America being an important source market for our portfolio of over 30 hotels, resorts and serviced suites across the globe," says Kevin Croley, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Sales, Pan Pacific Hotels Group.

"We are pleased to welcome Deborah on board with her extensive industry experience, strong client relationships and proven performance track record. With a dedicated manager in New York, working in partnership with our Global Sales Office in San Francisco and sales offices elsewhere in the world, we are strategically poised to extend our global customer reach and provide customers with the timely and personalised service that we are known for."

In North America, Pan Pacific Hotels Group manages four Pan Pacific properties -- namely Pan Pacific Seattle as well as Pan Pacific Vancouver, Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside and Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre in Canada.
Outside of the region, the Group launched two openings this year -- the iconic hotel-in-a-garden PARKROYAL on Pickering and the 180-suite Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Beach Road in Singapore.

Across Asia-Pacific, Pan Pacific Hotels Group continues to chart its expansion in key gateway cities and resort destinations under both its Pan Pacific and PARKROYAL brands with the opening of Pan Pacific Tianjin in China next year and the upcoming debut of the PARKROYAL brand in Indonesia with resorts in Bogor and Bali.

Pan Pacific Hotels Group

Pan Pacific Hotels Group 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 and/or manages over 30 hotels, resorts and serviced suites with over 10,000 rooms including those under development in Asia, Oceania and North America. The Group comprises two acclaimed brands: Pan Pacific and PARKROYAL. Pan Pacific is a leading brand in Asia and the Pacific Rim with hotels offering premium accommodations and services. PARKROYAL is a collection of comfortable leisure and business hotels and resorts located in the heart of cities and interesting locales across Asia Pacific.