Pan Pacific Hotels has announced that British-born Lorraine Sinclair will be the executive chef at its forthcoming London property.

Sinclair was most recently culinary director at the Sheraton Saigon Hotel and Towers, and has also held executive chef positions at Fairmont, Langham and Moevenpick properties.

Pan Pacific said that Sinclair would be responsible for “the entire food and chef operations” at the London hotel.

As reported last year, the 237-room Pan Pacific London is set to open within the mixed use One Bishopsgate Plaza development close to Liverpool Street station, and will mark the brand’s entry into Europe.

The hotel’s interior’s will be designed by Yabu Pushelberg, responsible for projects including the Four Seasons Toronto, W New York Times Square and the St Regis San Francisco.

Facilities will include an 18th floor Signature Suite, an indoor infinity pool, spa and fitness centre, and a ballroom accommodating up to 370 guests, which Pan Pacific says will be “the largest ballroom in the square mile”.

According to the latest release, the London property is currently scheduled to open in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Commenting on the appointment 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.”