Simon McGrath has been appointed General Manager
of Hilton Manila in Newport City, Pasay, Philippines -
part of the integrated complex of Resorts World Manila.
his appointment, McGrath served as the pre-opening General Manager
of DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru in Malaysia.
A 38-year hospitality veteran, McGrath has
previously worked with other integrated developments, such as
Hamilton Island and Ayers Rock Resort, as well as a number of
other international brands, such as IHG, Radisson and Parkroyal.
Prior to joining Hilton, he was Area General for Mantra Group in
South Australia and then Regional Victoria. From there, McGrath
joined Hilton Adelaide in South Australia as Director of
Operations before moving into a commercial role as Director of
In 2012, he was appointed as General Manager
of DoubleTree by Hilton Resort, Phuket Surin Beach, where he
spearheaded the resort’s rebranding and repositioning prior to his
posting in Malaysia.
"It’s certainly exciting to be given the
opportunity to re-establish the Hilton brand in Manila," said
Simon McGrath, General Manager, Hilton Manila. "We intend to
embellish the fond memories many have of the Hilton brand from the
past and provide many more memorable stays and experiences into
the future. With cutting edge technology, such as keyless entry
and the support of the world’s most successful loyalty program
Hilton Honors, as well as some exciting food and beverage
concepts, we are set to make quite a return."
Hilton Manila features 357 guest rooms, 6 meeting
spaces including a ballroom, an expansive lagoon pool,
complimentary shuttle service, 3 restaurants, 2 bars, and a
24-hour fitness centre.