Grant Gaskin appointed General Manager of Radisson Cebu

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Hospitality industry veteran Grant Gaskin, has been appointed General Manager of the Radisson Hotel Cebu. The hotel, which is scheduled to open later this year, is the first Radisson Hotels & Resorts property in the Philippines.

Prior to this latest appointment Gaskin served as managing director of the Radisson Plaza Xing Guo Hotel Shanghai.

Gaskin, a native of New Zealand, also served in leadership positions with Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts for seven years. He was director, Special Projects at Pan Pacific Chiang Mai in Thailand, and general manager at Pan Pacific Sonargaon, Dhaka, Bangladesh where he spearheaded a US$ 20 million refurbishment programme. He was also responsible for restructuring the propertys sales and marketing operations, resulting in a 400% rise in banquet room business.

Jean-Marc Busato, managing director Asia Pacific, Carlson Hotels Worldwide, said, To introduce the Radisson brand in the Philippines, we sought a strong leader with proven results and an excellent track-record. Grant, with over two decades of experience in all facets of hotel operations and a background in marketing, will bring strong leadership to this important project.

The 400-room hotel will be located on the cross-roads of Sergio Osmena Boulevard and San Jose de Montana Boulevard in the city more popularly known as the Queen City of the South for its rich cultural and historical heritage. Radisson Hotel Cebu will be close to the Central Business District and New City Centre. The Cebu seaport, one of the countrys busiest ports, is less than 20 kilometres from the airport.

The opening of the Radisson Hotel Cebu will be followed by the Radisson Hotel Manila Bay and The Regent Manila Bay. All three hotels are owned by Philippine conglomerate, SM Investments Corporation.

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