SM Hotels and Conventions Corp. Appoints Senior Vice President for Operations

February 20, 2024 – Alike Editorial

SM Hotels and Conventions Corp. (SMHCC) announces the appointment of Ms. Catherine H. Nepomuceno as Senior Vice President for Operations.

Cathy is a veteran in the hospitality industry with over 30 years of experience, including 10 years of overseas assignments as part of the Shangri-La Group and Discovery Hospitality Corporation.

Under Cathy’s supervision are all operating franchised properties in Iloilo, Bacolod, and Davao under the Park Inn by Radisson brand, with the objective of providing greater focus on them while expansion plans continue to be underway for the rest of the group. With her new role, Cathy will ensure that processes will be streamlined, resources will be maximized, and optimal performance will be achieved in all aspects. Part of her responsibilities is to also keep a close eye on the properties’ assets, seeing to it that they are properly maintained, are improved if needed, and are consistently well-kept.

With Cathy’s wealth of experience, she is geared towards increasing product and service reliability to deliver added value to guests and stakeholders at every opportunity.

About SM Hotels and Conventions Corp. (SMHCC)

SM Hotels and Conventions Corp. (SMHCC) was established in April 2008 with the primary purpose of developing and managing the hotel and convention properties of SM Prime, one of the largest integrated property developers in Southeast Asia. SMHCC is guided by its mission to be the leading hotel and convention company in the Philippines and its vision to build and operate hotels and convention centers that take pride in Filipino warmth and hospitality.

SMHCC’s encouraging growth has propelled the company’s goal to double its portfolio throughout the country within the next five years. It is geared towards becoming a brand powerhouse that ultimately seeks to create an indelible mark in the country’s tourism industry.

Currently, the SMHCC portfolio is comprised of ten (10) hotel properties with a combined inventory of more than 2,600 rooms and over 42,000 sqm. of leasable convention space. The list of properties under SMHCC includes Taal Vista Hotel, Pico Sands Hotel, Conrad Manila, Lanson Place Mall of Asia, Radisson Blu Cebu, Park Inn by Radisson Clark, Park Inn by Radisson Davao, Park Inn by Radisson Iloilo, Park Inn by Radisson North EDSA, Park Inn by Radisson Bacolod, and the SMX Convention Centers and trade halls.

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