Raymond Manaois, Chief Strategy Officer, joined HDG Hotels, LLC in May 2007. Mr. Manaois is mainly responsible for the company’s Information Technology needs, Marketing, Sales and Operational strategies. When not pre-occupied with analyzing data and transforming them into useful statistical information, Mr. Manaois spends most of his time developing strategies based on these analyses to drive organizational and operational changes. Mr. Manaois is also responsible for opening new properties – from procuring materials and supplies, developing business and marketing plans, staff and admin training, and quality and standards compliance.
Prior to joining HDG Hotels, Mr. Manaois worked as an Instructor at the University of the Philippines, Department of Hotel, Restaurant and Institution Management and at the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde where he handled courses in Information Technology, Cost Control and Analysis, and Rooms Division Management. Mr. Manaois attributes his extensive knowledge and skills in hospitality management from his first job at the prestigious Mandarin Oriental Hotel Manila where he worked as an Assistant IT Manager directly right after college.
Mr. Raymond Manaois holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration major in Hotel and Restaurant Management from the University of the Philippines.