With its sights now firmly set on a reopening date of May 1st, Banwa Private Island is delighted to announce the appointment of Pamela Balce to the role of Commercial Director.

A native of the Philippines, Pamela has spent the last 15 years based out of Singapore where she was Global Director of Sales for COMO Hotels & Resorts. Prior to this Pamela held similarly senior commercial roles in the Asia region with Six Senses, Shangri-La and Chiva-Som.

A highly strategic and sales focused professional, Pamela’s experience of business development in the luxury travel industry spans 25 years, and she is very much looking forward to leveraging her expertise in this exciting new role back in Manila, her home city. Pamela is charged with driving forward Banwa Private Island’s international profile and guest occupancy as the island strives to realise its unique market potential.

Banwa Private Island is Palawan’s most talked about new all-villa holiday destination for discerning guests seeking the ultimate in contemporary luxury, privacy and bespoke service.

Located within a marine protected area and home to an abundance of rare and vivid flora and fauna, the 6.5 hectare island has six magnificent beach-front villas, each with their own infinity pool providing the utmost in privacy and tranquillity. World-class amenities include a stunning open kitchen restaurant and terrace bar, a spa pavilion featuring floodlit tennis court, gym, massage suite, Pilates/yoga studio and juice bar. There’s a dive centre and short-game golf course too. Remote, yet not removed, the island is accessible via helicopter or seaplane direct to the island from Manila, or via private jet to San Vicente or Puerto Princesa.

Peter Nilsson, Banwa’s CEO commented “Pamela joins the Banwa Private Island team at a crucial time in the island’s evolution, and as we open our doors to a new luxury travel landscape, it’s even more important to have secured the expertise of such a highly regarded and popular industry figure. In Pamela, we have found a seasoned professional who is also genuinely motivated by the conservation and sustainability projects we’re committed to.”

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