Brand Refresh Marks the Start of Exciting Times Ahead for Pan Pacific Hotels Group

Press Releases   •   Jul 17, 2018 16:13 +08

Melbourne — 2018 is shaping up to be a really exciting year for Pan Pacific Hotels Group, according to CEO Lothar Nessmann.

In Australia this week for the official launch of Pan Pacific Melbourne, Nessmann is also delighted to unveil the Group’s refreshed brands’ positioning and personalities, including its signature brand, Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts, and its deluxe brand, PARKROYAL Hotels & Resorts to an exclusive gathering of Australian trade and travel media.

“The hospitality industry has evolved significantly over the past decade, evidenced by new customer segments, expectations and lifestyle habits, along with an industry-wide trend towards a greater emphasis on the overall well-being, enrichment and experience of travellers. Today’s travellers place greater value than ever on authenticity, customisation and flexibility ahead of décor and facilities; genuine service over cookie-cutter; and increasingly – convenience. More to the point, they prefer brands that listen to them and offer unique values, perhaps not always so immediately apparent in some of the bigger hotel chains.

“Given this, and with PPHG’s tenth anniversary approaching next year, we decided it was timely to take a fresh look at our brand positioning and customer offering – with a long term view to better serving and anticipating guests’ needs, now and into the future.”

This process saw PPHG consult extensively with its guests, partners and other frequent travellers, before developing its new brand positioning. With an emphasis on the importance of trust forming a recurrent theme of stakeholder feedback, the Group took great care to incorporate this philosophy into its marketing taglines. The result is three distinct, but interconnected, messages for its master brand, Pan Pacific Hotels Group – Sincerely Yours, as well as its two hotel brands, Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts – Find your Balance, and PARKROYAL Hotels & Resorts – The Best of You, By Us, all underpinned by PPHG’s brand DNA to be sincere in everything it does.

But the changes have not just been confined to the refreshed brand re-positioning, with critical changes implemented right across the Group’s business operations.

These have included streamlining its website to panpacific.com, optimising the user experience across different platforms and devices, and to make the online journey for customers smoother and more informative.

PPHG has also revamped its loyalty programmess. Its existing consumer loyalty programme has been rebranded as Pan Pacific DISCOVERY, incorporating a number of changes intended to provide more meaningful benefits to members. These include exclusive room rates, late check outs, and room upgrades for direct bookings, with PPHG’s Serviced Suites guests also eligible to participate in the program from August this year.

Additionally, the Group has recently launched its exclusive, invitation-only Pan Pacific Connections to reward its valuable B2B market, with corporate clients awarded points for booking rooms, meetings and events at PPHG properties, redeemable on a variety of benefits including hotel stays, shopping, wellness and dining vouchers.

Most importantly of all, according to Nessmann, the Group is investing significantly in its people.

“We want to build a strong company from inside out and we’re addressing this at several levels. First up, we’re embracing a stronger service culture which actively celebrates flexibility and empowerment, and we’ve reviewed and revamped our Service Excellence program, emphasising sincerity in all our service offerings. For us it’s about getting the basics right, and encouraging staff to go beyond the minimum to do a little more, and we have charged senior leadership with responsibility for driving this philosophy through the organization to ensure that everyone “walks the talk”.

“Secondly, we’re hiring people who are a good fit with our vision, purpose and values. To attract the best talent, we’ve now introduced a Graduate Management Development programme to accelerate high potential graduates with the goal of preparing them for a General Manager position in 8 to 10 years. Plus we’re also reviewing our current leadership program to ensure they’re helping people get to where they want to be within the company.”

With just 40 properties around the world, Nessmann believes that its size allows PPHG to be more nimble and responsive to changes in the markets where it operates, and better equipped to focus on quality over quantity. A strong ownership under the Singaporean-based UOL Group Ltd, also gives the Group a competitive advantage in both owner-managed and management-only growth strategy.

“We’re now well-established in the Asia Pacific region, with a unique heritage which sets us apart – a combination of Japanese and Australian brand history coupled with Singaporean values. Plus, we’re excited to roll out a handful of stunning new-builds over the next 3 years which will complement and enhance our existing portfolio, including Pan Pacific London (2020), Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Jakarta (2020), Pan Pacific Orchard, Singapore (2021), and Pan Pacific Nha Trang Resort (2021). And following the success of our flagship PARKROYAL Penang Resort in Malaysia, we’re building two more resorts in Malacca and Langkawi.”

There is no doubt that all the current and planned developments across PPHG are evidence, as if any is needed, that the organisation is well advanced on an exciting journey, with strong foundations that will allow it to build and grow into a formidable hospitality player in the Asia Pacific region.

Pan Pacific Hotels Group

Pan Pacific Hotels Group is a wholly-owned 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 40 hotels, resorts and serviced suites with more than 12,000 rooms including those under development in Asia, Oceania, North America and Europe.

Voted “Best Regional Hotel Chain” by readers in Asia in 2017, Pan Pacific Hotels Group comprises two acclaimed brands: its signature brand, Pan Pacific and its deluxe brand, PARKROYAL.

Sincerity is the hallmark of Pan Pacific Hotels Group. The Group is known to its guests, partners, associates and owners for its sincerity in people and the sense of confidence which alleviates the stresses of today’s complex world.

2018 is shaping up to be a really exciting year for Pan Pacific Hotels Group, according to CEO Lothar Nessmann

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Contacts 16 contacts

  • Press Contact
  • Director of Marketing Communications
  • Pan Pacific Singapore
  • annie.choy@panpacific.com
  • +65 6826 8079
  • +65 9477 6572

  • Press Contact
  • Area Marketing & Brands Manager – Australia
  • PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney; PARKROYAL Parramatta
  • Rebecca.norton@pphg.com
  • +61 2 9260 3010
  • +61 409 663 774

PARKROYAL on Pickering

  • Press Contact
  • Marketing & Communications Executive - Victoria
  • Pan Pacific Melbourne; PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport
  • emmelyn.khoo@pphg.com
  • +61 3 9027 2014
  • +61 404 451 185

  • Press Contact
  • Director of Marketing Communications
  • Pan Pacific Beijing
  • souqng.lqsobbnintw@pkcandkpacijcehhfnmfic.com
  • +86 10 6623 9929
TTG Awards of the Best New Opening Hotel 2017-2018

  • Press Contact
  • Marketing Communications Manager
  • Pan Pacific Ningbo
  • chchviristina.bfwu@panqgpantgkycqedhfanuemciypjashfilwc.hycccom
  • +86 574 8911 8888 Ext.6578
  • +86 13566033177

  • Press Contact
  • Marketing Communications Manager
  • Pan Pacific Tianjin
  • ellen.zhang@panpacific.com
  • +86 22 5863 8888 8816
  • +65 13116198178

  • Press Contact
  • Marketing Communications Manager
  • Singapore Serviced Suites
  • wong.liyan@pphg.com
  • +65 6678 8889
  • +65 8138 1460

  • Press Contact
  • Assistant Marketing and Communications Manager
  • Pan Pacific Manila
  • stepagqgmlqyuqmujmakbdxiufhanie.caucjxgsbrcevnerejasso@pndsbasangspacifikgc.cokbwxzqm
  • +632 318 0788
  • +632 9175951479

  • Press Contact
  • Public Relations Executive
  • PARKROYAL Saigon
  • salefls.cjprsgn@mpnfparkanroyalhctejwgotelsxrts.com
  • +84 28 3842 1111, Ext. 710
  • +84 163 868 0310

About Pan Pacific Hotels Group

Pan Pacific Hotels Group is a wholly-owned 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 40 hotels, resorts and serviced suites with more than 12,000 rooms including those under development in Asia, Oceania, North America and Europe.

Voted “Best Regional Hotel Chain” by readers in Asia in 2017, Pan Pacific Hotels Group comprises two acclaimed brands: its signature brand, Pan Pacific and its deluxe brand, PARKROYAL.
Sincerity is the hallmark of Pan Pacific Hotels Group. The Group is known to its guests, partners, associates and owners for its sincerity in people and the sense of confidence which alleviates the stresses of today’s complex world.

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