Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has appointed Dominik Stamm
general manager of the Mövenpick Hotel Saigon.
Prior to joining the Mövenpick group, Stamm had
spent 9 years with Amari Hotels & Resorts. His most recent posting
was general manager of the
Amari Orchid Resort & Tower in Pattaya,
Thailand, where he was instrumental in opening the Ocean Tower,
the resorts 5-star extension. He also oversaw creation and theming of the propertys hip, signature restaurant Mantra
Restaurant & Bar.
Stamm, a Swiss national, holds a Bachelor of
Arts in International Hospitality & Tourism Management from
Bournemouth University in the U.K., and a Higher Diploma in Hotel
Management from IHTTI, Neuchâtel, Switzerland.
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, the Swiss chain with
more than 90 hotels existing or under construction worldwide,
Ho Chi Minh Citys five-star accommodation scene in July 2008,
when it assumed management of the former Omni Hotel Saigon, which
opened in 1994.
In Ho Chi Minh City, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts
inherited a storied address. During the Vietnam War, the site was
headquarters of Americas Central Intelligence Agency (CIA),
according to a 1994 South Morning China Post report. In the early
90s, Hong Kongs Marco Polo Hotel Group razed what was left of
the edifice and constructed a gleaming hotel of a standard never
before seen in a city taking its first baby steps toward a market
Today, the seven-storey property near the
international airport and not far from downtown has committed to
revitalising not just the hotel itself but the greater Phu Nhuan
District, an area fast becoming one of Ho Chi Minh Citys most
desirable locales for business travellers and holiday-makers
From an exhibition centre nearby, to all the
office and retail space being developed up and down its streets,
Phu Nhuan is booming, said Stamm. With the amenities this
property already offers, and those Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts will
add, were confident this will remain a favourite stopover for any
kind of visitor.
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