Pan Pacific London has announced the appointment of Lorraine Sinclair as executive chef, who joins from Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers in Vietnam, where she was director of culinary operations for four years.
British-born Sinclair will be responsible for the entire food and chef operations at the 237-bedroom hotel in the City of London, which is due to open in the fourth quarter of this year. She has held eight executive chef positions, including at the Fairmont Dubai, the Grand Tarabya in Istanbul and the Langham Hong Kong.
Pan Pacific London, located in One Bishopsgate Plaza, will have two restaurants and bars, a wellbeing floor with treatment rooms, a gym and fitness area, café, 18.5m indoor infinity pool, and two floors of meeting rooms and event spaces, as well as the largest ballroom in the square mile.
Sinclair said: "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."
The hotel is the first in Europe for Pan Pacific Hotels Groups, which is owned by Singaporean property group UOL, and will be led by general manager Anne Golden.