Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts Voted As World’s Leading Business and Airport Hotels at World Travel Awards

Published Date : 03 Dec 2008

Singapore, 3 Dec 2008 – Pan Pacific Singapore and Pan Pacific Kuala Lumpur International Airport emerged triumphant at the 15th World Travel Awards (WTA) having won the acclaimed recognition as the World’s Leading Business Hotel and World’s Leading Airport Hotel respectively.  This follows their earlier respective wins at WTA as Asia’s Leading Business and Leading Airport Hotels in August 2008.

“We are thrilled that Pan Pacific Singapore and Pan Pacific Kuala Lumpur International Airport are recognised as the leading business and leading airport hotel not only in Asia but in the world.  It is indeed an honour to receive the ‘Oscars’ of the travel industry for two of our hotels as they are an acknowledgement of the delivery of outstanding service to our guests.  It will spur us on to set new benchmarks and continue to create the best hospitality experience for them,” said A. Patrick Imbardelli, President and CEO of Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts.

The World Travel Awards ‘Grand Tour’ is the finale of the prestigious global awards programme which honours the travel industry’s very best, and the World Winners Award Ceremony was held at Turks and Caicos Island on 2 December 2008.  Results are based on votes cast by travel professionals around the worldwide from 167,000 travel agencies, tour and transport companies and tourism organisations in more than 160 countries.

Pan Pacific Singapore scores again as World’s Leading Business Hotel
The Pan Pacific Singapore is once again voted as the World’s Leading Business Hotel at the World Travel Awards. This is its second consecutive win, having won it for the first time in 2007. The hotel also held the title of Asia’s Leading Business Hotel for three consecutive years from 2006 to 2008.
Its luxurious suites and guest rooms, complemented with personalised service and magnificent views of the city and Marina Bay, make Pan Pacific Singapore a preferred choice of accommodation for discerning business executives.  Its close proximity to the central business and financial hub offers added convenience.

Pan Pacific Kuala Lumpur International Airport wins World’s Leading Airport Hotel
After clinching the esteemed recognition as Asia’s Leading Airport Hotel, Pan Pacific Kuala Lumpur International Airport tops it with the highest accolade of the World’s Leading Airport Hotel at the 2008 World Travel Awards.  Its winning appeal lies in its ability to create a haven for business and transit travellers to rest and relax, while providing quality services and added convenience of a complimentary 24-hour buggy shuttle to the airport.

About Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts
Headquartered in Singapore, Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts is a leading hotel management company in the Pacific Rim and is part of Hotel Plaza Limited, the listed hotel subsidiary of UOL Group, one of Asia’s largest hotel and property companies. 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 18 hotels, resorts and serviced suites throughout Asia and North America, with offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo. Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance. For more information, visit
About Global Hotel Alliance

Based on the airline alliance model, Global Hotel Alliance is the world largest alliance of independent hotel brands. It uses a common technology platform to drive incremental revenues and create cost savings for its members, while offering enhanced recognition and service to customers across all brands. GHA currently comprises Anantara, Cham, Dusit, Kempinski, Landis, Leela, Marco Polo, Omni and Pan Pacific, encompassing 160 upscale and luxury hotels with over 46,000 rooms in 41 different countries.

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