SM Hotels and Conventions Corp. (SMHCC) announces the appointment of Michael Jaey C. Albaña as Vice President/General Manager of SMX Convention Center (SMXCC).
Mr. Albaña has over two decades of experience in the hospitality industry from reputable hotel brands here and abroad. Prior to joining SMXCC, he was the Commercial Director of SMHCC’s luxury property Conrad Manila. He previously held sales and marketing roles in various properties including: Century International Hotels, Holiday Inn Manila (now the Manila Pavilion), the Westin Philippine Plaza (now Sofitel Philippine Plaza), Shangri-La’s Mactan Island Resort and Spa, Traders Hotel Manila, Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort and Spa, and Edsa Shangri-La Manila.
Through the years, Mr. Albaña has reaped several industry awards in recognition of his valuable contribution to the tourism sector. In 2021, he was a recipient of the Tourism Personality Award given by SKAL International Makati and the Tourism Award of Distinction conferred by the Rotary Club of Manila. He continues to be actively involved with industry-related organizations and has held numerous positions, including: President of the Pasay City Alliance of Tourism Advocates, Director of SKAL International Makati, Assistant Secretary & Director-elect of the prestigious Rotary Club of Manila, an Ex-Officio as President of the U.P. Asian Institute of Tourism Alumni Association, Ex-Officio as Exec. Vice President of the 1st Tourism Congress of the Philippines and Immediate Past Director of the Hotel Sales & Marketing Association. As Vice President/General Manager, Mr. Albaña shares that the company’s direction is “to bring SMX to the next level and further create an impact in the Philippine tourism industry by being one of the region’s best performing convention centers, creating remarkable experiences through our mantra ‘We Go Beyond Culture’. Focus is on achieving client’s needs and objectives through seamless events management, world-class culinary experiences, efficient technology support, and creating a sustainable, healthy, and safe environment for everyone.”
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 nine (9) hotel properties with a combined inventory of more than 2,200 rooms and over 42,000 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, Park Inn by Radisson Bacolod, and the SMX Convention Centers and trade halls.
For more information, please visit https://smhotels.com.ph/
About SMX Convention Center
SMX Convention Center is the premier venue for meetings and events in the country. Under the flagship of SMX Manila are SMX Aura, SMX Bacolod, SMX Clark, SMX Davao, SMX Olongapo and two Trade Halls namely, Megatrade Hall and Sky Hall Seaside Cebu. For more information, please visit www.smxconventioncenter.com.