SM Hotels and Conventions Corp. (SMHCC) announces the appointment of Rogelio “Ogie” Manuel as the new general manager of Park Inn by Radisson Iloilo.
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, he moved into a sales and marketing role and worked his way up, taking on numerous positions as manager and director at various 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.
Manuel 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.
He is a firm believer in teamwork, ethics and cross-functional synergies. With his leadership and guidance, coupled by a high level of business 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.