After more than three decades in the hospitality
industry, including 20 years managing hotels in Thailand, Samir
Wildemann has moved east to Vietnam where he’s joined Fusion
Hospitality Group as Vice President of Operations.
Fusion is planning to open several new properties in the next
two years including two hotels in Saigon, one in Vung Tau, and a
new resort in Quang Binh. The group also recently completed two major
expansion projects at resorts in Phu Quoc and Cam Ranh.
The German-native’s most recent
role was as general manager and senior vice president for
Southeast Asia at Siam Kempinski Hotel, a position he held for
three years from 2015 - 2018. He held the position of
Corporate Executive Officer at Okura Hotels & Resorts and opened
The Okura Prestige Bangkok from 2010 to 2015 and was with Carlson Rezidor
Bangkok from 2008 – 2010.
Wildemann spent the first 17 years
of his career with Le Méridien, entering the industry in Le
Méridien Paris’s front office. He assumed his first senior hotel
management role with Le Méridien in Singapore more than 24 years
“I have always worked for mid-sized international
chains and wanted to join a smaller but growing organisation, like
Fusion,” said Wildemann. “At Fusion my background can
contribute to growth and development and further strengthen the
reputation and strong positioning Fusion already has in Vietnam
and eventually will one day have abroad.”
lived and worked in more than 10 countries, going to a kindergarten
in Bangkok, spending his early school years in New Delhi and the
remainder of his childhood through to high school in Tokyo. His
first work experience took him to Hong Kong before he made his way
back to the continent of his birth for his hospitality studies.
With his international upbringing Samir speaks German, English and
French fluently and is conversational Japanese.
wealth of international experience, brand knowledge, and opening
know-how will prove invaluable to Fusion as we continue to
expand,” said Atilla Erda, Fusion’s chief operating officer.