Cebu, Philippines, 18 June 2015 – Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu welcomes Frenchman Harold Rainfroy as its new general manager.
A seasoned international hotelier whose impressive career in service and hospitality management spans Europe, the Middle East and Asia for almost 30 years, Mr. Rainfroy has a wealth of experience in various hospitality disciplines.
His first foray in the hotel industry saw him in different executive roles and senior positions in Food and Beverage, tasked to forge revenue and operations of luxury and international brand hotels. Within that period, he was able to develop and open more than 15 dining and entertainment concepts, from fine dining to night club, for prestigious hotel brands in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and Seoul, Korea.
His experience in the Middle East includes as well the role of Executive Assistant Manager for The Palace Ras Al Khaimah, and later as resident manager for a property in Dubai. Such positions equipped him more in the field of guest services and over-all hotel operations.
Prior to joining Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, Mr. Rainfroy served as Hotel Manager at Eastern and Oriental Hotel in Penang, Malaysia, where he designed innovation in facilities and led the team to achieve revenue growth.
Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu is his first assignment in the Philippines. While his profession has taken him across continents, the Filipino culture is not new to him as he is married to a Filipina and has been visiting the country since 1983. Likewise, his experience in working with diverse backgrounds and cultures makes him a natural cross-cultural communicator and leader who can adapt to new environments and pull everyone together to achieve business results.