Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Julian Wong as the new General Manager. As the property’s strategic business leader taking responsibilities for every aspect of its overall performances, Julian will add tremendous benefits to the continuing reputation of Sheraton Saigon – further upholding service excellence, driving commercial growth and strengthening the brand position.
With extensive background and professional experience in the hospitality industry, Julian has spent twenty five years with Marriott International across four countries, eleven locations, and six Marriott brands. He achieved proven results and was instrumental in leading high performing hotel team while serving as the General Manager at The Sandalwood Beijing – a Marriott Executive Apartment brand, Renaissance Huizhou Hotel, and multi-property General Manager of Sanya Marriott Hotel Dadonghai Bay & The Shanhaitian Resort Sanya, an Autograph Collection hotel. Prior to joining the hotel, he was the General Manager of Sheraton Hanoi from 2018 and played a pivotal role for improving guest satisfaction, gaining market share, and launching new business initiatives.
Born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and fluent at English, Chinese and Bahasa Malaysia, Julian has a big passion for Sales and Marketing leading him to the early stage career with senior management roles as Director of Marketing, Director of Sales and Director of Sales and Marketing in various properties, to name a few, JW Marriott Hotel Beijing, eight Renaissance hotels including the Renaissance Riverside Saigon, Shanghai Marriott Hongqiao and Guam Marriott Resort & Spa.
Throughout the years, he accomplished multiple Marriott global and regional awards for both general management leadership and sales team leadership, highlighted by the most awarded the prestigious accolade of APAC General Manager of the Year in 2011.
Particularly focus on guest experience, Julian shares his excitement to join the hotel: “I am delighted to be back to Ho Chi Minh City and become a part of such a significant hotel. We will continue to enhance our reputation as a leading 5-star hotel in the city, provide guests with memorable experiences and uphold the traditions of which Sheraton Saigon is so proud, while striving to enhance service quality and brand value. Importantly, putting our People First will be the cornerstone to all other key focus areas”
Being active and passionate about mentoring young people on building a career in hospitality industry, Julian has supported local educational and environmental initiatives in whichever destination he is posted. He was the mentor for Marriott APAC Hotel Manager Track program in 2017-2018, and one of the mentors for APAC Marriott Development Academy General Manager Certification program.
Outside the hotel Julian is a keen fitness and travel enthusiast. He enjoys local culture and culinary experiences, together with sports and arts.
For further details or interview requests, please contact Ms. Truong Thoai Yen, Marketing Communications Manager.
For further details about Sheraton Saigon, please visit: www.sheratonsaigon.com or @sheratonsaigonhotel
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