Phil Smith is the General Manager of the iconic PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering in Singapore, a biophilic and innovatively designed hotel that is part of the Pan Pacific Hotel Group’s new PARKROYAL COLLECTION luxury lifestyle brand, with the ethos of inspiring lifestyle hotels that are rooted in nature, wellness and sustainability.

Phil is a hospitality professional with over 38 years’ experience in luxury hotels in New Zealand, Canada, China, Malaysia and Singapore. Phil worked with FRHI HOTELS & RESORTS (Fairmont Raffles Hotels International), one of the world’s leading luxury hotel brands, including some of their well-known and famous properties in the Canadian Rockies, before moving to Asia to open Fairmont’s first hotel in China.

Phil is highly recognized as a professional and respected leader in hospitality, and known for his success in creating hotel teams that excel in engaging, memorable guest experiences, and bringing a hotels brand to life.  Emanating from his time in the Canadian Rockies with Fairmont, Phil has been very passionate about environmental stewardship, along with how our industry can be better models of sustainability, protecting the future of our industry and our fragile planet.