The board of directors of UOL Group, parent company of Pan Pacific Hotels Group (PPHG), has announced that Choe Peng Sum will be appointed CEO of PPHG with effect from September 1, 2019.
In his new role, Choe will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of PPHG's hotels and serviced apartments, marketing and brand standards, as well as business development and expansion of the group's hospitality business under the Pan Pacific and Parkroyal brands.
Choe takes over the CEO post from Lothar Nessmann, who stepped down on June 30 after two years on the job.
Choe was the CEO of Frasers Hospitality International from 1996 to 2019, and will be a senior adviser to mainboard-listed Frasers Property until August, reported The Business Times.
The hospitality veteran has over 30 years' experience in the hotel industry worldwide including Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Japan, Scotland, the UK and Germany.
6 May 2020 — Pan Pacific London announced the appointment of Lorraine Sinclair as Executive Chef. Located in London's new landmark tower, One Bishopsgate Plaza, this multi-award-winning chef returns to her home country, following years honing her craft at Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers, where she was Director of Culinary Operations for four years.
28 August 2019 — Paul Flett has been named as the new General Manager at Parkroyal Parramatta, moving into the role vacated recently by new Tourism Accommodation Australia National CEO, Michael Johnson.
Returning to the Pan Pacific Hotels Group and to Australia from his most recent post overseas at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka in Bangladesh, Flett also brings experience at Parkroyal Darling Harbour in Sydney, where he oversaw the engineering, front office, restaurants, bars, events and housekeeping teams before being promoted to General Manager three years ago.