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Fri, 17 August 2018

Simon McGrath Joins Hilton Manila as GM

Simon McGrath has been appointed General Manager of Hilton Manila in Newport City, Pasay, Philippines - part of the integrated complex of Resorts World Manila.

 Prior to his appointment, McGrath served as the pre-opening General Manager of DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru in Malaysia.

Simon McGrath. Click to enlarge.

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 Business Development.

 In 2012, he was appointed as General Manager of DoubleTree by Hilton Resort, Phuket Surin Beach, where he spearheaded the resorts rebranding and repositioning prior to his posting in Malaysia.

"Its 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 worlds 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.

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