Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle Appoints New General Manager

SEATTLE—July 19, 2012— Pan Pacific has appointed Sam Johnson as its new general manager, who brings more than thirty years of hospitality industry expertise to the property.

Most recently, Sam was the general manager of the Sorrento. He previously led asset management of a portfolio of luxury hotels and resorts for a private real estate investment firm, and held general manager positions at many of Seattle’s top boutique hotels, such as Salish Lodge & Spa, the Alexis Hotel, Hotel Vintage Park. He brings dynamic leadership, great marketing expertise, decades-long ties to the local community and a strong customer-centered management style well suited for the Pan Pacific.

About Pan Pacific Hotel
Situated in the heart of Seattle’s burgeoning South Lake Union neighborhood, yet still in walking distance of all that downtown has to offer, Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle features 153 superbly appointed guest rooms with 22 suites; each with views of the city, Lake Union or the Space Needle. Pan Pacific offers a full suite of technology tools for business and leisure travelers, with sustainable practices throughout the guest rooms, meeting spaces, and in the community as a part of its PanEarth Sustainability Program. The hotel is part of the exclusive 2200 Westlake Plaza, affording guests a 4,200 sq. ft. fitness center, the luxurious Vida Spa, award-winning Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar, Tutta Bella restaurant, Starbucks, Whole Foods Market, and several other fine retailers. For more information or to make reservations, visit seattle or call 877-324-4856.

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