Hospitality veteran returns to Singapore to helm Park Hotel Group’s new flagship hotel
Grand Park City Hall is pleased to announce the appointment of John Kockan as its General Manager. With an impressive track record in delivering results as both a global hotelier and business strategist, Kockan will be responsible for the hotel’s overall performance, management and all day-to-day operations.
“I am thrilled to join the Grand Park City Hall as we are at the cusp of a new chapter of its history. In so many ways, the story of Grand Park City Hall is that of Singapore, and I feel a great sense of privilege to be part of the remarkable restoration of this hotel that reflects the rich legacy of the country,” says Kockan. “But more importantly, I cannot be more proud to join my team of dedicated professionals at Grand Park City Hall who are committed to deliver timeless, luxury hospitality experiences to discerning guests in our heritage-infused ambience that is stunningly contemporary.”
Kockan brings with him over 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry spanning the United States as well as Asia Pacific including Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Hong Kong and China. Most recently, he was General Manager in Western Australia, Perth and has held several senior leadership positions within international hotel chains.
Not a stranger to Singapore, Kockan who previously was helmed as General Manager to a Singapore hotel, is glad to be back. “Singapore is no doubt my favourite city. Its vibrancy, cleanliness and healthy buzz is exhilarating and I feel right at home,” Kockan adds.
Grand Park City Hall, the new jewel in the crown for Park Hotel Group, is in its final phase of complete transformation to deliver world-class, thoughtful hospitality in the heart of Singapore’s Civic District. The refurbishment is scheduled to complete by the third quarter in 2018. The new Grand Park City Hall comprises 343 well-appointed guest rooms and suites and is adjacent to City Hall Square, an upcoming lifestyle precinct that offers a variety of lifestyle, dining, beauty and fashion experiences.