Pan Pacific Perth awarded three key accolades at 2012 HM Industry Awards

Pan Pacific Perth awarded three key accolades at 2012 HM Industry Awards                  

Perth, 19 September 2012 - Recognising the hotel industry’s brightest stars and finest properties throughout Australasia, the 2012 HM Awards were presented by TV personality Larry Emdur at the Sydney Town Hall Friday evening, 7 September 2012.

Pan Pacific Perth received three major accolades with Marketing Communications Manager Virginia Chong winning the Sales and Marketing Award; General Manager Grant Raubenheimer being awarded a Highly Commended mention in the Australian General Manager of the Year category; and Banquets Manager Devrim Erkan receiving a Highly Commended mention in the Food and Beverage Award Category. Pan Pacific Hotel Group’s President and Chief Executive A. Patrick Imbardelli also received a Highly Commended recognition in the Asia Pacific Hotelier of the Year category.

Hosted by HM magazine, presented by Sealy and co-hosted by AHS Hospitality, Blue Mountains Hotel School,
Intrust Super and ISIS, the HM Awards serve to recognise and honour exemplary hotels and individuals who have demonstrated the finest service standards, professionalism and dedication. 2012 marks the 10th anniversary of the HM Awards with a record 2300 award entries.

“It is indeed an honour to have our team recognised as industry leaders and in particular, highlight the inspirational effort they continue to deliver time and time again. Our associates are the heart and soul of our hotel, and without whom we cannot deliver the signature service we are so well known for. Upon entering the Australian market in January 2011, we have enjoyed a fruitful journey and these accolades are yet another feather in our cap,” commented Pan Pacific Perth General Manager, Grant Raubenheimer.


About Pan Pacific Perth
Pan Pacific Perth is centrally located a short walk from the city’s bustling shopping, dining and entertainment districts. The 486 guest rooms and suites provide the perfect place to relax with thoughtful touches including plush cushion top beds and LCD televisions. Enjoy sumptuous luxury in the Pacific Club with elevated levels of indulgence when you stay in the spacious rooms and plush suites on the Pacific Club floors. Inspired by the love of creating great cuisine and the joy of indulging your taste buds, Pan Pacific Perth offers a range of delicious dining options at your doorstep with Montereys, Origins and the Lobby Lounge. After a full day of travelling or sightseeing, luxuriate in the outdoor pool or enjoy the fully-equipped 24 hour fitness centre with steam rooms and day spa facilities. Winner of Best Deluxe Accommodation Award, 2011 AHA (WA) Accommodation Industry Awards; Conference and Banquet Award, 2011 AHA (WA) Aon Hotel & Hospitality Awards for Excellence; Restaurant within a Hotel Award - Origins Restaurant and 2012 AHA (WA) Accommodation Industry Award.  For more information, visit

About Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts
Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts comprises 21 premium hotels, resorts and serviced suites (including those under development) in 11 countries across Asia, North America and Oceania. The “Pan Pacific” brand provides refreshing Pacific experiences inspired by an invigorating blend of its Pacific Rim locations. It is focused on enriching experiences that draw on a diversity of landscapes and cultures; and relevant choices that convey freedom and individuality. 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.  For more information, visit

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