SM Hotels and Conventions Corp. announces the appointment of Mr. Rogelio “Ogie” Manuel as Park Inn by Radisson Iloilo’s General Manager.
As a highly skilled and passionate hospitality professional, Ogie, as he is fondly called, brings extensive international experience with expertise in global sales and marketing to the hotel.
Beginning his hospitality career as a front office clerk at Century Park Sheraton Manila, Philippines, Rogelio moved into a sales and marketing role and worked his way up, taking on numerous roles as manager and director at hotels and resorts worldwide.
Prior to his homecoming, he was a director for Global Leisure Distribution for Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, spending almost two decades holding various key positions at the brand’s regional office in Singapore overseeing properties in Southeast Asia, Fiji, and Australia.
Rogelio graduated with a Degree in Economics at Ateneo de Manila University/Trinity College and a Diploma in Hotel Management at SHATEC Singapore. His drive for excellence has made him an expert in the field of hospitality sales and marketing; he is known for his outstanding leadership, and his skill and tactics in developing specific markets.
Rogelio is a firm believer in teamwork, ethics and cross-functional synergies. With his leadership and guidance, coupled by a high level of commercial acumen, he will take Park Inn by Radisson Iloilo to the next level of performance and enable it to climb new heights in providing world-class service and to deliver its signature feel-good moments to its existing guests.
About SM Hotels and Conventions Corp. (SMHCC)
SM Hotels and Conventions Corp. (SMHCC) was established in April 2008 with the primary purpose of developing and managing the hotel and convention properties of SM Prime, one of the largest integrated property developers in Southeast Asia. SMHCC is guided by its mission to be the leading hotel and convention company in the Philippines and its vision to build and operate hotels and convention centers that take pride in Filipino warmth and hospitality.
SMHCC’s encouraging growth has propelled the company’s goal to double its portfolio throughout the country within the next five years. It is geared towards becoming a brand powerhouse that ultimately seeks to create an indelible mark in the country’s tourism industry.
Currently, the SMHCC portfolio is comprised of eight (8) hotel properties with a combined inventory of 1,960 rooms and over 38,000 sqm. of leasable convention space. The list of properties under SMHCC includes Taal Vista Hotel, Pico Sands Hotel, Conrad Manila, Radisson Blu Cebu, Park Inn by Radisson Clark, Park Inn by Radisson Davao, Park Inn by Radisson Iloilo, Park Inn by Radisson North EDSA, and the SMX Convention Centers and trade halls.
Source: SM Hotels and Conventions Corp.