Ascott has appointed Mr Jean Keijdener as its
Country General Manager for Thailand.
In his new role, Mr Keijdener will oversee
the operations of Ascott’s nine properties in Thailand, and drive
the growth of the company’s serviced residence business in the
Mr Keijdener brings with him over 30 years of
experience in the hospitality industry. Prior to his move to
Thailand, Mr Keijdener was Ascott’s Country General Manager for
South Korea, where he managed the 440-unit Somerset Palace Seoul, one of the company’s largest properties globally.
also previously held senior management positions at Hilton, Hyatt,
Renaissance and Sedona in Bahrain, Germany, Indonesia, Ireland,
Tahiti, the Netherlands, the United States and Vietnam.
Arthur Gindap, Ascott’s Regional General Manager for the
Philippines and Thailand, said, “Thailand is ranked as one of the
world’s top emerging markets for investors and the growing foreign
direct investment has driven demand for serviced residences. Jean
possesses strong experience in hospitality management. I am
confident that under his leadership, we will continue to
strengthen our business in Thailand and reinforce our reputation
as the leading international serviced residence owner-operator.”
Mr Keijdener has a
Bachelor in Hospitality Management from the Hotel Management
School in Heerlen, the Netherlands, as well as a Certification in
Hotel Real Estate Investments and Asset Management from Cornell
University's School of Hotel Administration in the United States.
He is also a member of the Institute of Hospitality in the United
Mr Keijdener is fluent in English, Dutch, German
In Thailand, Ascott currently operates more than
1,700 apartment units across nine properties in prime locations in Bangkok. The properties are Ascott Sathorn, Citadines Sukhumvit 8,
Citadines Sukhumvit 11, Citadines Sukhumvit 16, Citadines
Sukhumvit 23, Somerset Lake Point, Somerset Park Suanplu, Somerset
Sukhumvit Thonglor and Vic3.
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