Pan Hotel Greece

Photograph of Mount Lycabettus, Athens

Photograph of Mount Lycabettus, Athens (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My wife and I bsapent a week here, stunning. J Roald Smeets

Pan Hotel is located in the main square of Athens, Syntagma. The Parliament House, the National Park, Zappion, Acropolis, Lycabettus, Plaka, with its traditional taverns and the picturesque side streets, as well as selected pedestrian shopping area surround the Hotel. Built in 1960, it has been renovated many times, in order to meet up with the expectations of the modern customer.

Ioannis Panagiotopoulos came up with the idea for the Hotel. His aim was not only to serve the tourist sector, but also the Athenian business travellers, since the Hotel is surrounded by Ministries, Embassies, Banks, Post Offices, Companies, etc.

Giorgos Panagiotopoulos took over the management of the hotel and continued with the renovation plans of the building in 1981 and on, marketed the Hotel in International exhibitions, and was a member of the Board of the Chamber of Greek Hoteliers, in charge of Public Relations for the Athens Hotel Association, General Secretary of the Pan-Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers, holding 23 years of active presence in the leadership of the hotel sector.

The present Manager is Ismini Panagiotopoulou.

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Pan Pacific

Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver, Photos

Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver, Photos (Photo credit: photodreamz_)

Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts comprises 20 premium hotels, resorts and serviced suites in Asia, Oceania and North America, including those under development.

As part of Pan Pacific Hotels Group, we believe that corporate responsibility involves doing what is right for our stakeholders.

This entails building and ensuring meaningful relationships with our associates, customers and guests as we continually engage the environment and communities where we operate.

Our Culture
Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts is committed to ‘Creating Memorable Hotel Experiences’ through great hotels, great people and great relationships.

With our hotels, resorts and serviced suites serving a myriad of international guests, it is important that our associates embrace diversity – in cultures, value systems, opinions, experiences and skills – to provide enriching experiences to our guests, customers and partners.

“Collaborating, communicating openly, recognising and valuing diversity” lie at the core of our Values and help direct our behavior at all times.

Click here for more information on our Vision, Purpose and Values.

Our Commitment to Our People
Across our portfolio, Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts believes in providing equal employment opportunities and rewarding associates based on merit, qualifications, competence and performance without discrimination. Regardless of race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, disability, genetic information, and sexual orientation or any condition or status as protected by law.

A policy of non-discrimination prevails throughout all aspects of the employment relationship including recruitment, selection, placement, transfer, promotion, layoff, termination, training, working conditions, benefits and compensation.

All associates and job applicants are guaranteed equality of employment opportunity. This means that Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts will not discriminate against any worker or applicant on the basis of any condition as stipulated by law. All recruitment selection, placement and training made by the management will be based on candidates’ job-related abilities and match for the position.

Our Commitment to the Environment
With 13 global destinations in its portfolio, Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts is deeply mindful of its ecological footprint and is committed to responsible environmental practices. Green Committees comprising representatives from the facilities, operations, procurement, IT and finance teams have been formed at our hotels to champion and enhance our sustainability efforts.

In North America, Pan Pacific Seattle’s PanEarth sustainability programme continues to lead our conservation efforts. Its zero-impact policy offers guests the option of carbon-neutral stays by purchasing credits for the generation of clean wind energy. The hotel matches, dollar-for-dollar, all guest donations towards renewable energy credits, with 10% of total proceeds going to beneficiaries at Food Lifeline, a local non-profit organisation for hunger relief.

The benefits resulting from the PanEarth sustainability programme have been immense. While setting benchmarks for environmental efforts, PanEarth also works closely with several community organisations and contributes to social causes ranging from hunger relief and muscular dystrophy, to autism and AIDS. Moreover, it supports programmes for the elderly and disadvantaged children through fund-raising and volunteer activities. Our ambition is to globalise PanEarth and to spread its initiatives to our other hotels, resorts and serviced suites worldwide.

Our Commitment to the Community
Through charitable missions, volunteer work and donation drives, Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts actively encourages caring and sharing within the wider community and instilling greater compassion towards the plight of society’s less fortunate.

Our hotels have undertaken numerous initiatives focused on youth development, as well as families and children – one of which is the Youth Career Development Programme (YCDP). Launched in Thailand in cooperation with United Nations Children’s Fund, the YCDP is designed to provide innovative educational and vocational training to disadvantaged youths who may otherwise be engulfed in crime, prostitution, drugs, exploitation, abuse, and deprivation.

Over the past decade, the programme has successfully facilitated access to training and employment opportunities in the hospitality industry to hundreds of young men and women from underprivileged families – beneficiaries of the Rajaprajanukrow Foundation – mainly from the Northern and Northeastern provinces of Thailand.