Hilton Manila has appointed Raul Aquino as
Director of Operations, Nina Quinto as Director of Human
Resources, Joanne Gomez as Director of Business Development and
Freddieliz Esguerra as Director of Finance.
These top executives form part of the
pre-opening team spearheaded by the hotelís General Manager, Simon
The Hilton Manila is scheduled to open in
the third quarter of 2018.
With a solid 28 years work experience in the
hotel industry, Raul Aquino has worked with global hotel chains
such as Hyatt Hotels, Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts, Peninsula
Hotels, New World Hotels & Resorts, and AccorHotels where he
honed his expertise in hotel operations. Prior to his appointment
in Hilton Manila, he served as the Resident Manager of Novotel Hua
Hin Cha Am Beach Resort & Spa in Thailand.
A seasoned human
resources and management practitioner with 21 years of experience
under her belt, Nina Quinto played a key role in the property
pre-opening teams of both the Marriott and Hyatt Hotels in Manila.
Prior to joining Hilton Manila Nina was the Director of Human Resources at Hyatt City of Dreams
Manila. Nina will take the lead on
Hilton Manilaís talent acquisition, learning and development,
performance management and employee engagement initiatives.
Joanne Gomez is an established prime mover in the
hospitality industry with 23 years of work experience in sales, marketing, and
operations. She was formerly affiliated
with The Ascott Limited for 17 years. During her tenure there, Joanne
was the Director of Cluster Sales and Marketing of
properties in Philippines and Thailand, and was later promoted
to General Manager of the companyís flagship property in Makati.
In her new role as Director of Business Development, Joanne
will lead the Commercial Team, encompassing sales, marketing and
revenue management to optimize market share through effective positioning and implementation of business plans to establish a
roster of top corporate clientele and maximize rooms and banquet sales revenues.
Prior to joining Hilton Manila,
Esguerra was Financial Controller for two international brands,
Dusit Thani Manila and Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island, Cebu. Her
exposure in hotel financial operations has equipped her to drive
the financial planning of the company through analyzing
performance and risk. As Hilton Manilaís Director of Finance, Freddieliz will be managing all financial aspects including
driving profitability, operational controls, and overseeing the
hotelís financial strategy and forecasting.
delighted to welcome our four directors on board who will form the
cornerstone of our organizational culture,Ē said Simon McGrath,
General Manager of Hilton Manila. ďTheir broad exposure in the
hospitality industry, core competencies and excellent leadership
skills will lead the team to a successful launch in Q3 2018. With
their high level of local and international experience, Hilton is
truly ready to re-establish the brand in the Philippines.Ē
Hilton Manila forms an integral part of Resorts World Manila and
is located adjacent to Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal
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