• Josef Victor Chiongbian, General Manager, Savoy Hotel Mactan Newtown

    Josef Victor Chiongbian, General Manager, Savoy Hotel Mactan Newtown

  • The hospitality industry is an ever-evolving and high-demand industry due to several factors. Especially, when it’s the Philippines, Filipinos are known for their hospitality finding its origin in the Malayan traditions. In this fast and ever-evolving world of business and economy, when the current trends in the hotel industry in the Philippines assume strong growth in the tourism and hospitality sectors, with hotel demand outpacing supply, leadership has a challenging role in drawing organizations toward aspired goals and objectives. Josef Victor Chiongbian, General Manager, SAVOY HOTEL MACTAN NEWTOWN is one of the hospitality industry doyens who seems to stand tall to relish this opportunity pragmatically. Passionate about this industry having a tendency towards this industry since his teenage years experiencing great hospitality, he has been effectively taking the lead to position this industry at the helm, overpowering the competition across economies.

  • Josef Victor Chiongbian: A Passionate Hospitality Leader

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Top 10 Leaders in Hospitality from Philippines - 2024

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  • Top 10 Leaders in Hospitality from Philippines - 2024

    The hospitality industry in the Philippines is renowned for its warmth, friendliness, and exceptional service. Behind the success of this thriving sector are visionary leaders who have played pivotal roles in shaping the industry's growth and prominence. This essay explores the qualities, challenges, and contributions of leaders in the Philippine hospitality sector, highlighting their innovative approaches and enduring impact. Leaders in the Philippine hospitality industry exhibit a unique blend of qualities essential for success in this dynamic field. Among these traits are adaptability, empathy, cultural sensitivity, and a relentless commitment to excellence. In a diverse and multicultural environment, effective leaders understand the importance of embracing differences and fostering inclusivity to create memorable experiences for guests.

    Filipino Hospitality Leaders Driving Industry Standards and Trends

    Leaders in the Philippine hospitality industry have demonstrated remarkable resilience and adaptability by embracing innovative approaches to meet evolving consumer demands and industry trends. From incorporating technology to enhance guest experiences to implementing sustainable practices and community initiatives, these leaders continuously seek opportunities for growth and improvement while staying true to the rich cultural heritage of the Philippines.

    The contributions of leaders in the Philippine hospitality industry extend beyond business success to include socio-economic development, job creation, and the promotion of Filipino culture on the global stage. Through their efforts, the Philippines has emerged as a premier tourist destination, attracting millions of visitors each year and generating significant revenue for the economy. Moreover, these leaders play a crucial role in nurturing talent and empowering local communities, thereby fostering sustainable growth and prosperity.

    Leaders in the Philippine hospitality industry embody the spirit of hospitality, leadership, and innovation. Their dedication, resilience, and passion for excellence have propelled the industry to greater heights, earning recognition and admiration both locally and internationally. As the industry continues to evolve, these leaders remain at the forefront, driving positive change and shaping the future of hospitality in the Philippines and beyond.

    CEO Insights Asia in this issue presents a list of ‘Top 10 Leaders in Hospitality from Philippines - 2024' who have leveraged their extensive industry expertise and experience in offering effective skills to the market. The following list has been prepared after being closely scrutinized by a distinguished panel of judges including CXOs, analysts and our editorial board. We recognize their valuable contribution to the ever expanding and competitive market and their ability to sustain themselves and emerge as top contestants through their reliable knowledge.

Top 10 Leaders in Hospitality from Philippines - 2024

Company Logo Company Management Company Name Company Description
Robinsons Hotels and Resorts AJ Dela Fuente, Director - HR & Training Robinsons Hotels and Resorts He has more expertise in employee learning & development, training program design, coaching, performance management, communication and many more
Tajara Hospitality Cyndy Tan Jarabata, President & CEO Tajara Hospitality She brings over 25 years of experience, her leadership and expertise in strategy, property development, acquisition, general management and branding & marketing
Vivere Hotel and Resort Elvi Sanchez-Quiazon, General Manager Vivere Hotel and Resort A passionate about equitable healthcare and in particular bringing affordable, quality healthcare, and also helping other veterans with their transition into business
Savoy Hotel Mactan Newtown Josef Victor Chiongbian, General Manager Savoy Hotel Mactan Newtown A passionate hospitality professional with over 17 years of experience in hospitality management and driving global business growth, fostering tailored hospitality services
Accor Kash Aristotle Salvador, Director - Development Accor By leveraging his extensive experience in the investment and capital markets, also excels in business development, market research, portfolio management and much more
BE Grand Resort Lorenzo Tang, General Manager BE Grand Resort Having a background experience in the luxury hotel, he specializing in hotel operations, customer service, cost management, business development and much more
The Bellevue Hotels & Resorts Mark Jerome Castillo, Chief Information Officer The Bellevue Hotels & Resorts Handling IT operation in the hospitality industry for more than 17 years, his expertise encompassing IT operation, network administration, hotel management and much more
The Filipino Hospitality Martin Aguilar, Founder The Filipino Hospitality He possesses over 16+ years of expertise in the hospitality and tourism sector, also excels in yield management, property management, marketing, communication and leadership
SMS Hospitality Network Nikki Rocha , President & CEO SMS Hospitality Network A seasoned leader in the hospitality industry and travel business both in online and offline operations, also skilled in business development, sales, brand marketing and many more
Taal Vista Hotel Ramon Makilan, General Manager Taal Vista Hotel Having 6+ years of experience in F&B department and operation, he is more specialized in hospitality management, property management and organisation development

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