Pan Pacific Hotels Group appointed Jean-Marc Poli as the new GM of Parkroyal Yangon in Myanmar.
Located at the fringe of the Central Business District, the 333-room hotel is a 30-minute drive from Yangon International Airport and within walking distance to landmarks such as Shwedagon Pagoda, Bogyoke Aung San Market and City Hall.
Scheduled to complete an 18-month long phased refurbishment in July, Parkroyal Yangon now presents public spaces, light-filled guestrooms, event facilities and dining and entertainment concepts that include an all-day dining restaurant, new Si Chuan Dou Hua Chinese restaurant, the Shiki-Tei Japanese restaurant and dance venue Club 5.
Poli will be responsible for the operations and all-round performance of Parkroyal Yangon. In his role, he will also have oversight of Parkroyal Nay Pyi Taw, a 90-room hotel which opened last April in Myanmar’s capital.
Of dual French and Italian nationality, Poli brings to Pan Pacific Hotels Group 28 years of industry experience across Europe and Asia, with an emphasis on food-beverage operations. He enjoyed tenures with hotel companies such as Hilton International, Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts, Meritus Hotels & Resorts, Raffles Hotels and Resorts and Kempinski Hotels in numerous countries including Japan, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Spain, Italy and Maldives.
Most recently, Poli was GM of Kempinski Hotel Bahia in Costa de Sol, Spain where he led the 145-unit property to attain stronger financial profitability, operational efficiency and improved guest satisfaction rankings.