Simon McGrath named General Manager of Hilton Manila

Simon McGrath, Image Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Simon McGrath has been appointed General Manager of the upcoming Hilton Manila, which will be part of the Resorts World Manila integrated complex in Newport City, Pasay, Philippines. Prior to his appointment, he was the General Manager of DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru in Malaysia, which he opened in 2014.

“The tourism sector in Manila has seen healthy growth in recent years. Strong economic growth and infrastructure development in the Philippines – particularly in Manila – has also prompted an increase in both business and leisure travelers.  With the growing demand for accommodation, it’s an exciting time to be opening a Hilton hotel under our flagship brand in Manila,” said Simon McGrath, general manager, Hilton Manila.

A 38-year Hospitality veteran, McGrath has worked with other integrated developments, such as Hamilton Island and Ayers Rock Resort. His experience also spans other hospitality brands including the Mantra Group where he was Area General Manager across the hotels in South Australia and Regional Victoria.

McGrath started his career with Hilton nine years ago with Hilton Adelaide where he was Director of Operations before moving into a commercial role as Director of Business Development. In 2012, he was appointed General Manager of DoubleTree by Hilton Resort, Phuket Surin Beach, where he spearheaded the resort’s rebranding and repositioning prior to his posting in Malaysia. McGrath brings a diversity of experience to all facets of the business with a strong background in both Operations and the Commercial aspects of the hotel as well as being a Food & Beverage and Hotel Openings specialist. In addition to Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific, McGrath is no stranger to South East Asia, having worked in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand before his recent move to the Philippines.

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In his new role as General Manager of Hilton Manila, McGrath will be the driving force behind the successful opening of the hotel which also marks the return of the Hilton brand to Manila.

When it opens in Q4 2018, Hilton Manila will provide guests with a complement of services and amenities including 357 guest rooms, six meeting spaces, an expansive lagoon pool, complimentary shuttle service, a range of food and beverage outlets and a 24-hour fitness center.

Hilton Manila is also part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 14 distinct hotel brands. Members who book directly have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi and the Hilton Honors mobile app.

Hilton Manila is located at 1 Newport Boulevard, Newport City, Pasay. For reservations, visit Hilton Manila at or call +632 239 7788.

Image Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts

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