Hilton Manila recently had its Grand Launch, which saw in attendance top corporate executives, government officials, foreign dignitaries, and members of the media. The hotel is located within Resorts World Manila (RWM), the Philippines’ first integrated entertainment and tourism resort, and just across the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3.
The Grand Launch marked the Hilton brand’s formal entry into the Philippine market and highlighted the company’s innovations through its 100-year history and the warm and genuine hospitality that Hilton is known for. The event opened with a rousing welcome remark from RWM’s Chief Operating Officer Stephen Reilly, followed by an inspiring speech by Hilton Manila’s General Manager Simon McGrath who talked about Hilton’s rich history, the “Hilton Effect” or the positive impact of the brand on its guests and communities where it operates worldwide, and its return to Manila through its invaluable partnership with Resorts World Manila.
In a ceremonial opening activity, McGrath, Reilly, Alliance Global Group, Inc. CEO Kevin Tan, and RWM President and CEO Kingson Sian lit the Hilton Manila beacon using a “digital key” simulation. Guests of honor US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim, Department of Tourism Undersecretary Benito Bengzon Jr., and Pasay City Mayor AntoninoCalixto joined them.
Hilton Manila is the first hotel in the Philippines to have the Digital Key or keyless entry—an innovative feature that can be accessed exclusively via the Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors, is Hilton’s global award-winning guest-loyalty program for its world-class brands—comprising more than 5,300 properties in 106 countries and territories. Members get access to instant benefits such as exclusive member discounts, free standard Wi-Fi and access to the Digital Key.
Hilton Manila at Resorts World Manila is located at 1 Newport Boulevard, Newport City, Pasay City. For more information, or to make a reservation, travelers may visit www.hiltonmanila.com or call +632 239 77