Pan Pacific has announced the appointment of a new executive chef for Pan Pacific London, ahead of its opening later this year.
The new hotel, which will be situated inside new London landmark, One Bishopsgate Plaza, will welcome Lorraine Sinclair to the role, where she will be responsible for the food and chef operations across the 237-bedroom hotel and two restaurants and bars.
Sinclair joins from her position of director of culinary operations at Sheraton Saigon Hotel and Towers, where she was stationed for four years.
She says: “I look forward to bringing the elegance of natural flavours respected in Asian cuisines to Pan Pacific London and growing our knowledge of respecting our environment through educating the team on sustainability.”
Sinclair brings 30 years’ experience to Pan Pacific London, having worked in eight executive chef positions across Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
She was selected as the first female executive chef in a number of different locations including Bahrain, Istanbul and Hong Kong, and most recently in Dubai at her position at the Fairmont Hotel.
Pan Pacific London marks Pan Pacific Hotels Group’s first footprint in Europe.
Located in a mixed-use development at One Bishopsgate Plaza, the City’s new landmark tower, the hotel is currently under construction.
Fronted by PLP Architecture and with design by Yabu Pushelberg, the hotel will open in Q4 2020 featuring 237 guestrooms and one-bedroom suites; two restaurants and bars; a wellbeing floor with treatment rooms, sleep pods, a well-equipped gym and fitness area, Café and 18.5m indoor infinity pool; public plaza; two floors of meeting rooms and event spaces as well as the largest ballroom in the square mile.