An Overview of The Peninsula Hotels
The Peninsula Hotels group has a unique identity among the world’s leading hotels. Established in 1928, we now operate prestigious luxury properties in ten major cities. These include the flagship in Hong Kong, plus Shanghai, Tokyo, Beijing, New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills, Bangkok, Manila, and Paris with London under development. Peninsula is a living legend, the name synonymous with luxurious comfort and impeccable service. We set our sights high and our standards higher, aiming always to delight our customers, and in many cases we are now serving the third generation of our loyal guests.
Travel + Leisure (USA)2014 World’s Best Awards
Top Hotel Brands
Condé Nast Traveller (USA)
2013 Business Travel Awards
Best Hotel Brand for Business Travel
HOTELS Magazine (USA)
2013 Corporate Hotelier of the World
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For nearly 40 years, The Peninsula Manila has set the benchmark for luxury and sophistication, and is affectionately called “Manila Pen” by habitués of The Lobby. A haven of comfort, quality service and fine cuisine, the hotel is as much a favourite with discerning locals as it is with visitors.
Since opening its doors in 1976, The Peninsula Manila has often been regarded as one of the finest hotels in the world, thanks largely in part to the unparalleled personalised service provided by its hard-working, dedicated staff, who make up the heart and soul of this iconic hotel.
The Peninsula continues to seek passionate and highly motivated professionals. The hotel offers an excellent remuneration package and provides continuous learning and development opportunity to its staff, often leading to promising career advancement. If you are full of initiative and integrity, caring and committed to excellence, we invite you to join The Peninsula Manila family and to grow with us in the exciting field of luxury international hospitality.
Often referred to as the “Jewel in the Capital’s Crown”, The Peninsula has received countless awards and accolades, including ‘Best Hotel in Manila’ by Asiamoney magazine and The Best Hotel In The Philippines by Travel + Leisure.
Trip Advisor (USA)Travelers' Choice Awards 2013
Travel + Leisure (USA)
World's Best Awards 2014
No. 11 - 30 Best Asian City Hotels
Business Traveller Asia-Pacific (Hong Kong)
2014 Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Travel Awards
No. 2 - Best Business Hotel in Manila
Finance AsiaBusiness Travel Poll 2012 - Top Business Hotel in Manila
Travel + LeisureWorld Travel Awards - Philippines' Leading Hotel 2012
Business Traveller Asia (Hong Kong)Best Business Hotel in Manila
Travel + Leisure (USA)World's Best Hotel Values
Asiamoney MagazineBest Hotel in Manila in 2011
Travel + Leisure (USA and Southeast Asia)
World's Best Awards 2011 - Top City Hotels in Asia
Travel + Leisure 500 World's Best Hotels
Mr. Mark ChoonThe Peninsula ManilaGeneral Manager
Mr. Choon joined The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited in 2001 as a pre-opening team member and Night Manager of The Peninsula Chicago. Following a number of positions in Chicago, including Resident Manager, he was relocated to The Peninsula Bangkok in 2010 as Hotel Manager. Four years later he moved to Japan, appointed as Hotel Manager of The Peninsula Tokyo and in 2016, he joined The Peninsula Manila as its General Manager.
A native of Seattle, Washington in the United States, Mr. Choon received a diploma in communications from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a certificate in the Essentials of Hospitality Management from Cornell University
Mr. Yves ThomaThe Peninsula ManilaResident ManagerMr. Thoma, a German national and graduate of the École Hôtelière de Lausanne, joined The Peninsula Manila in April 2015 carrying forth a broad experience in various Food and Beverage and Operations positions in the hospitality industry. Prior to joining The Peninsula Manila, he worked at the Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel and the Hong Kong Jockey Club.
Mr. Masaya FudeguchiThe Peninsula ManilaDirector of RoomsMr. Fudeguchi has made his way up at The Peninsula Hotels, having worked previously at The Peninsula Tokyo as Front Desk Manager and most recently at The Peninsula Chicago as Director of Front Office. In 2014, he returned to Asia and transferred to The Peninsula Manila as Director of Rooms. Prior to his career at The Peninsula, he worked at the Hyatt Regency in Kyoto and the Park Hyatt Tokyo.
Mr. Romel AlvarezThe Peninsula ManilaDirector of EngineeringA graduate in Mechanical Engineering, Mr. Alvarez started his hospitality career as a shift engineer at the Intercontinental Hotel Manila in 2002, later being promoted to Assistant Director of Engineering. He joined The Peninsula Manila as Chief Engineer in 2005 and continues to spearhead the Engineering team and oversee a number of special projects requiring his expertise.
Mr. Allan SisonThe Peninsula ManilaFinancial ControllerPrior to joining The Peninsula Manila in 2012, Mr. Sison held various positions in finance over the last 10 years with the Dusit Thani Hotel and Marriot Hotel in Manila and the Singapore Marriot Hotel. He holds a degree in Accountancy and earned his Masters in Business Administration from the Philippine School of Business Administration.
Mr. Noel SilvaThe Peninsula ManilaHuman Resources ManagerMr. Silva joined The Peninsula Manila since it opened in the 70s and has extensive experience in all aspects of hotel operations, having held positions in Public Relations, Rooms Division, Finance, Sales and Marketing, Food and Beverage, and Human Resources. A Liberal Arts major from the De La Salle University of Manila, Mr. Silva is currently responsible for overseeing the welfare of employees of the hotel.
Ms. Jill De VillaThe Peninsula ManilaDirector of Sales
Ms. De Villa is responsible for managing and maintaining long-term relationships with key accounts and maximizing sales opportunities with them. She also champions the hotel’s database management program. Ms. De Villa has more than 15 years of experience working within the hotel sales industry and is a graduate of Assumption College, with a degree in Commerce and Major in International Business.
Ms. Vivian PabelicoThe Peninsula ManilaDirector of Events
Mr. Mariano GarchitorenaThe Peninsula ManilaDirector of Public Relations
A journalist by training, Mr. Garchitorena is responsible for the development and implementation of comprehensive public relations and marketing plans that generate positive media coverage, heighten market presence, increase market share, and ultimately produce increased revenues and profitability for The Peninsula Manila. Mr. Garchitorena holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of the Philippines.
Ms. Jean GellaThe Peninsula ManilaDirector of Business DevelopmentMs. Gella has more than 15 years of experience doing Sales, Banquet Events, and Catering in the hospitality industry in Manila. She began her career with The Peninsula Manila in 2008 as Senior Sales Manager and was later promoted to Assistant Director of Events. In 2014, she returned to Sales as Assistant Director of Sales and was moved to Director of Business Development in 2016.