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An Overview of The Peninsula Hotels

Company Overview

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
    Mr Peter Borer

 

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The Peninsula Manila

Hotel Overview

For over 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.

Careers

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.

Accolades

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.

Makati City Skyline Peninsula Manila
  • DestinAsian Readers’ Choice Awards 2017
    Top 10 Best Hotels and Resorts in the Philippines
    Ranked no. 3
  • TripAdvisor: Travelers' Choice Awards 2017
    Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the Philippines
    Ranked no. 19
  • DestinAsian Readers’ Choice Awards 2016
    Top Five Best Hotels in Manila
    Ranked No. 2
  • Old Manila among Top 20 Restaurants in the 2016
    Best Restaurants Awards
  • Condé Nast Traveler 2015 (USA)
    Top 15 Hotels in Southeast Asia
    Ranked No. 7
  • World Spa Awards 2015 (UK)
    Philippines’ Best Hotel Spa 2015
    Ranked no. 1
  • TripAdvisor: Travelers' Choice Awards 2015
    Top 25 Hotels in the Philippines
    Ranked no. 21
  • TripAdvisor: Travelers' Choice Awards 2015
    Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the Philippines
    Ranked no. 17
  • Travel + Leisure’s 500 World’s Best Hotels 2015
    Best Hotels by Region: Philippines
    Ranked no. 1 (92.53)
  • 2014 Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Travel Awards
    Best Business Hotel in Manila
    Ranked no. 2
  • Travel + Leisure
    Top City Hotels in Asia –World’s Best Awards 2014
    Ranked No. 11 (92.53)
  • Travel+Leisure
    Best Hotels in the Philippines – 500 World’s Best Hotels 2014
    Ranked No. 5 (89.19)
  • Travel+Leisure USA
    Best Hotels in Manila – 500 World’s Best Hotels 2013
    Ranked No. 2
  • TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2014
    Top 25 Hotels in the Philippines
  • TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2013
    Top 25 Hotels in the Philippines
  • TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2013
    Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the Philippines
  • Finance Asia Business Travel Poll 2012
    Top Business Hotel in Manila
  • World Travel Awards
    Philippines’ Leading Hotel 2012
  • Business Traveller Asia 2012 (Hong Kong)
    Best Business Hotel in Manila
    Ranked no. 2
  • Asiamoney Magazine
    Best Hotel in Manila in 2011
  • Travel+Leisure (USA and Southeast Asia)
    Top City Hotels in Asia 2011
    The Peninsula Manila - No. 17 (90.86)
  • Travel+Leisure (USA)
    Top 20 Hotels for Value Overall 2011
    The Peninsula Manila - No. 5
  • Travel+Leisure (USA and Southeast Asia)
    T+L 500 World's Best Hotels 2011
    The Peninsula Manila - 90.82 (No. 2 in Philippines - Manila)
  • Smart Travel Asia 2010
    Top 25 Business Hotels in Asia
    Ranked no. 17
  • Travel + Leisure
    Top 25 City Hotels in Asia 2010
    Ranked no. 15
  • Smart Travel Asia 2009
    Top 25 Business Hotels in Asia
    Ranked no. 16
  • Smart Travel Asia 2008
    Top 25 Business Hotels in Asia
    Ranked no. 17
  • Travel + Leisure (USA)
    Award: 500 World's Best Hotels 2008
    Remark: The only hotel in The Philippines on the list
  • Travel + Leisure 2007 (USA)
    World’s Best Hotels 2007
    No. 4 in Asia, the only hotel in The Philippines on the list
  • Conde Nast Traveler 2007 (USA)
    2007 Gold List – World’s Best Places to Stay
  • Travel + Leisure (USA)
    World’s Best Business Hotels 2006
    No. 8 in Asia
  • Conde Nast Traveler 2006 (USA)
    Top 100 Readers’ Choice Awards – The Best in the World 2006
    “The Best of The Best”
    “Top 75 Asia Hotels” – the highest rated hotel in Manila, Philippines
  • Time 2006 (Asia)
    “Best Legal High” for “Halo-Halo” Dessert
  • Travel + Leisure 2006 (USA)

    "T + L 500 - The Greatest Hotels in the World"
    No. 1 in Manila and New to the T+L 500

  • Conde Nast Traveler - Gold List Awards (2006)
    "T + L 500 - The Greatest Hotels in the World"
    No. 1 in Manila and New to the T+L 500
  • Business Traveller Awards Asia-Pacific 2005 (Asia/HK)
    Best Business Hotels in Manila
    Ranked no. 2
  • Travel + Leisure (USA)
    World's Best Business Hotels 2005
    The Peninsula Manila is included and the only hotel in the Philippines on the list
  • Conde Nast Traveler - Gold List Awards
    World's Best Places to Stay
    One of only two hotels included in the Philippines

Corporate Executives

 

  • Mark Choon General Manager Peninsula Manila
    Mr. Mark Choon
    The Peninsula Manila
    General 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

  • Masaya Fudeguchi Director of Rooms Peninsula Manila
    Mr. Masaya Fudeguchi
    The Peninsula Manila
    Director of Rooms
    Mr. 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.
  • Romel Alvarez Director of Engineering Peninsula Manila
    Mr. Romel Alvarez
    The Peninsula Manila
    Director of Engineering
    A 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.
  • Allan Sison Finacial Controller Peninsula Manila
    Mr. Allan Sison
    The Peninsula Manila
    Financial Controller
    Prior 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.
  • Noel Silva Human Resources Managr Peninsula Manila
    Mr. Noel Silva
    The Peninsula Manila
    Human Resources Manager
    Mr. 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.
  • Jill de Villa Director of Sales Peninsula Manila
    Ms. Jill De Villa
    The Peninsula Manila
    Director 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.

  • Vivian Pabelico Director of Events Peninsula Manila
    Ms. Vivian Pabelico
    The Peninsula Manila
    Director of Events
  • Mariano Garchitorena Director of Public Relations Peninsula Manila
    Mr. Mariano Garchitorena
    The Peninsula Manila
    Director 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.

  • Jean Gella Director of Business Development Peninsula Manila
    Ms. Jean Gella
    The Peninsula Manila
    Director of Business Development
    Ms. 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.
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