Industry Update
Appointment19 March 2019

Samir Wildemann

Appointed Vice President of Operations.
At Fusion Hotel Group in Hochiminh, Vietnam

Samir Wildemann

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 the Fusion hospitality group as vice president of operations.

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 has held the position of Corporate Executive Officer at Okura Hotels & Resorts and opened The Okura Prestige Bangkok (2010 - 2015) and with Carlson Rezidor Bangkok (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 ago.

Wildemann has lived and worked in more than 10 countries, starting 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 conversational Japanese.

Fusion Hotel Group

Fusion Hotel Group is a pioneer of wellness-inspired hotels and resorts and the only fully vertically integrated hospitality company in Southeast Asia. Blending an innovative ‘all-spa inclusive’ approach to wellness vacationing with their signature ‘breakfast anywhere, anytime’ concept, they offer welcoming, down-to-earth hospitality in outstanding holiday destinations to create unique, memorable experiences that set them apart from others.
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