Appointed General Manager
At DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Hilton Worldwide and DoubleTree by Hilton announced the appointment of industry veteran Simon McGrath as the General Manager of their second DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Malaysia. The DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru is scheduled to open its doors in July 2014.
McGrath, who was instrumental in the rebranding of DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Phuket - Surin Beach in Thailand, brings over three decades of experience in the international hospitality industry. He has held several senior management roles with prominent hospitality brands in many countries around the globe including Australia, New Zealand, Vanuatu, Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia. “I am honoured and excited to lead DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru and look forward to serving as the captain of a new team to further build on Doubletree by Hilton’s presence in Malaysia after a successful entry in Kuala Lumpur,” said McGrath on his appointment. McGrath is also the former Vice President of Tourism Accommodation Australia (2011 -2012)