Pan Pacific Hotels Group announced the appointment of Kumiko Shafer as Director, Global Sales, North America.
Based in San Francisco and working closely with the Global Sales Office in New York, Kumiko will lead the global sales strategies for North America with the aim of growing the market and enhancing client engagement to drive revenue for the Group’s properties within and outside the region.
In North America, Pan Pacific Hotels Group currently owns and/or manages four hotels and resorts – namely the three-time Green Globe certified Pan Pacific Seattle in the US as well as the multiple award-winning Pan Pacific Vancouver, Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside and Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre in Canada.
Most recently, Kumiko was Director of Business Development with Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts in San Francisco where she was responsible for representing and promoting more than 80 hotels worldwide. Prior to that, Kumiko garnered close to five years of sales experience with Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Marriott Northern California Regional Sales Office.