Oakwood Residence Saigon aims for new success with new general manager

March 17, 2019 | 11:40
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Oakwood, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore-headquartered Mapletree Investments (Mapletree), has announced that Oakwood Residence Saigon, a Mapletree-owned property, has appointed Jean Keijdener as its general manager, hoping to continue the success of Oakwood’s latest addition to Ho Chi Minh City.
oakwood residence saigon aims for new success with new general manager
Jean Keijdener

Keijdener brings 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry to Oakwood Residence Saigon. During his career, he has held senior management positions at many leading brands, including Hilton, Hyatt, Renaissance, and Sedona, spanning the geographies of Bahrain, Germany, Indonesia, Ireland, Tahiti, the Netherlands, the United States, and Vietnam. Prior to this, Keijdener was country general manager for The Ascott in Thailand and South Korea.

Keijdener has an Associate-degree in Hospitality Management from the Hotel Management School in Heerlen, the Netherlands, as well as diverse certifications from accredited educational organisations globally, including Certified Hotel Administrator designation from the American Hotel & Lodging Association, 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 Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality in the United Kingdom.

“I am delighted to be heading back to Vietnam and work with the dynamic and passionate team at Oakwood Residence Saigon. Apart from seeking to expand the property’s presence regionally, my focus is to ensure that we continue offering memorable stay experiences for our residents, providing the perfect home for travellers to the city,” said Keijdener.

Mapletree is a leading real estate development, investment, capital and property management company. Its strategic focus is to invest in markets and real estate sectors with good growth potential. By combining its key strengths, the group has established a track record of award-winning projects, and delivers consistent and high returns across real estate asset classes.

Mapletree currently manages four Singapore-listed real estate investment trusts (REITs) and six private equity real estate funds, which hold a diverse portfolio of assets in the Asia-Pacific, the United Kingdom (UK), and the United States (US).

As of March 31, 2018, Mapletree owned and managed S$46.3 billion ($34.3 billion) of office, retail, logistics, industrial, residential, corporate housing/serviced apartment, and student accommodation properties.

The group’s assets are located across 12 economies globally, namely Singapore, Australia, China, Germany, Hong Kong SAR, India, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, the UK, the US, and Vietnam.

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