Oakwood®, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mapletree Investments (“Mapletree”), is pleased to announce that Oakwood Residence Saigon, a Mapletree-owned property, has appointed Jean Keijdener as its General Manager. In his new role, Keijdener will be responsible for the continuing success of Oakwood’s latest addition to Ho Chi Minh City.
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.
Oakwood Residence Saigon, located in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, offers 237 fully-furnished serviced apartments ranging from studio to three-bedroom units. Facilities include a state-of-the-art fitness center, residents’ lounge, swimming pool and a children’s playground. Part of an integrated mixed-use development (Saigon South Place) which includes SC VivoCity – a lifestyle shopping mall, Oakwood Residence Saigon is an oasis of convenience and tranquility in the city. For more information about Oakwood Residence Saigon, please visit Oakwoodasia.com/hcmc-district7.