Wharf Hotels Appoints International Hotelier, Colin Healy, to Marco Polo Davao

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Wharf Hotels is pleased to announce the appointment of  Mr. Colin Healy as General Manager of an international deluxe hotel, Marco Polo Davao, located in the heart of Davao’s shopping and business district.

Wharf hotelsAn experienced hotelier with 33 years of knowledge capital in the hospitality industry, Colin possesses a successful track record across Europe and Asia with international hotel brands. Prior to his appointment, he was the General Manager of DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hainan – Xinglong Lakeside.

Marco Polo Davao, Mindanao’s first and only premier hotel, has 245 well-appointed rooms and suites.

For over twenty years, the hotel has built its reputation in showcasing the arts and culture of the city with warm Davaoan hospitality.  The hotel has also established a formidable reputation for the city’s most prestigious meetings and events.

Wharf Hotels President, Dr. Jennifer Cronin welcomed Colin into the Marco Polo Hotels Family and said, “We are delighted that Colin has joined such an important hotel within our group.  Marco Polo Davao plays a prominent position in the city’s business and diplomatic communities, as well as hosting the most important social galas and events. With Colin’s global perspective, local understanding and strategic thinking, he will undoubtedly continue to build on Marco Polo Davao’s market leader position while the city continues to prosper.  We look forward to celebrating many more successes ahead.”

“I wish to continue the legacy of Marco Polo Davao as the Heart of Davao and I believe it’s all about people taking care of people, said Colin in accepting his new role.

Colin began his career in culinary arts in London and spent over a decade with Marriott International where he held the position of Executive Chef.  At leisure, Colin spends time at the beach with his wife and two children. He plays all sports and is an active runner.


About Wharf Hotels

The Spirit of Discovery

Emanating the spirit of discovery, Wharf Hotels, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Wharf (Holdings) Ltd, is based in Hong Kong and currently operates 17 owned or managed hotels under Niccolo or Marco Polo Hotels in Hong Kong, China, and the Philippines.  Niccolo Hotels was added to the group’s portfolio in 2015 as the new luxury collection, positioning the brand as contemporary chic. The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel, opened in January 2018 as the brand’s flagship hotel, with one new Niccolo hotel currently under development in China following successful openings in Chengdu, Chongqing, and Changsha.  Marco Polo’s deluxe hotels in established locations maintain their ethos to explore, discover and experience a destination, drawing on the philosophies of its namesake, Marco Polo: an adventurer, a traveler, an entrepreneur and a connoisseur of culture – just as Marco Polo’s modern travelers are today. Further details are available at wharfhotels.com.


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