Vanessa Ledesma Suatengco is the General Manager of Diamond Hotel Philippines, and under her management, the hotel has become one of the top 3 hotels in the bay area. Her wealth of experience also comes from previous posts at EDSA Shangri-La Manila, Manila Hotel and Silahis International Hotel.
She was President of The Personnel Managers Association and chaired the Gawad Lingkod Awards. In 2008 she was chosen as the Mabuhay Gold Awardee for her contributions to the hotel industry. She was also known as one of the ten “Hospitality Superstars” in 2014, in the book by hospitality and tourism expert Vic Alcuaz.
In 2016, she was named one of The Elegant Filipinas in Tingting Cojuangco’s List, selected as one of the Women of Style and Substance by People Asia Magazine in 2006, was included in 2007 in the coffee table book Beautiful Filipinas, and in 2009 one of the 20 Power Women of Metro Magazine.
Last June 2018 she was given the Hotel Management Tourism Award by the Rotary Club of the Philippines in celebration of its 14thTourism Awards, and was also granted the Philippines Woman Leadership Award 2018 by CHRO Asia and World HRD Congress.
Mrs. Suatengco is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Tourism Promotions Board/Department of Tourism. She is also a member of the Management Association of the Philippines; Certified Auditor of the Department of Tourism Accreditation Standards; and Board of Director – Hotel and Restaurant Association of the Philippines.