Double Win for Pan Pacific Suzhou at the 6th “China Hotel Starlight Awards”
Published Date : 30 Mar 2011
Suzhou, 18 March, 2011 – Pan Pacific Suzhou has been honored with 2011 China Hotel Starlight
Awards for “TOP 10 Resort Hotels of China”. In addition, the hotel’s General Manager Luc Bollen is also awarded “Best General Manager of China”.
Pan Pacific Suzhou’s iconic design, well-retained historic features and luxury facilities were highly praised by the judges. The award committee also voted Luc Bollen, General Manager of Pan Pacific Suzhou as winner of “Best General Manager of China” category, in recognition of his rich working experience, talent development and commercial achievements in China’s hospitality industry as well as his continuous contribution to local communities and charities. This is also the second time Bollen gets recognition of the “China Hotel Starlight Awards”, being awarded in 2007 as “Top 10 Foreign Managers”.
Widely recognized as the “Oscars” of China’s hotel industry, “China Hotel Starlight Awards” are to recognize the great achievements of those excellent hotels and hoteliers and is one of the most influential annual hotel awards among the Chinese consumers. The Award-winners are decided by the consensus of a group of shrewd and seasoned hotel experts and appraisals of the Advisory Committee of Asia Hotel Forum, recommendations and nominations from members of the industry and online voting.
“We are really honored to receive two Starlight Awards,” said Bollen, “This win again underpins our iconic hotel is well positioned and highly recognised in the region. We aim to provide guests a cultural experience imbued with ancient Chinese aesthetics and a balance of modern comforts. ” “I am humbled for the continued personal recognition by the “China Starlight Awards” and being awarded ‘Best General Manager of China’. Working in China offers rich opportunities and challenges in this buoyant economy” he continued.
As a landmark property in the Yangtze Delta region, Pan Pacific Suzhou’s unique architecture and design integrate perfectly with the local historic relic and classic gardens. Paired with luxury facilities and first class services, the hotel becomes one of the favorite “City Resorts” for both international and local guests.
“TOP 10 Resort Hotels of China” is the 4th hotel award Pan Pacific Suzhou has received since its rebranding in early 2010. Pan Pacific Suzhou was awarded “China’s Top 10 Most Popular Resort Hotels” in the Golden Pillow Awards 2010, the Prix d’Excellence Award of World FIABCI 2010, and Travel + Leisure 2010 China’s Top 100 Hotels.
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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 and/or manages 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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Headquartered in Singapore, Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts is a leading brand in Asia and the Pacific Rim and is part of Pan Pacific Hotels Group. Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts has been recognised by Condé Nast Traveler magazine as one of the 25 hotel companies demonstrating social responsibility and has won esteemed accolades such as World Travel Awards, AAA Four Diamond Award, Condé Nast Gold List and Readers Choice Awards. It has a portfolio of 20 hotels, resorts and serviced suites throughout Asia, Oceania and North America, including those under development, and Global Sales Offices in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, London, San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo. Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance. For more information, visit panpacific.com.