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Fri, 20 July 2018

Executive Appointments at Hilton Manila

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 McGrath.

 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.

Hilton Manilaís newly-appointed Executive Directors (from left):  Director of Human Resources, Nina Quinto; Director of Business Development, Joanne Gomez (seated); Director of Operations, Raul Aquino (seated); and Director of Finance, Freddieliz Esguerra. These top executives form part of the pre-opening team spearheaded by the hotelís General Manager, Simon McGrath (middle, standing). Click to enlarge.

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, Freddieliz 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.

ďWe are 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

The 357-room Hilton Manila forms an integral part of Resorts World Manila and is located adjacent to Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3.

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