From Paris to Ho Chi Minh City and from waiter to general manager, Jérôme Taillard has joined the team at Fusion Suites Da Nang, heading operations as their newly-appointed General Manager.

Jérôme joins Fusion, which operates a portfolio of deluxe wellness-inspired resorts and hotels in Vietnam, at a time of continued expansion for the hospitality group. The company plans two further properties in 2019, adding to its current collection of two “all-suite” hotels and four “all-spa inclusive” resorts.

“Now is an exciting time to become part of Fusion’s dedicated team as they place themselves as innovation leaders in Vietnam’s growing wellness hospitality sector,” said Jérôme. “The group already has a strong presence in Da Nang, and to join as they further cement their position here with the planned Fusion Resort & Villas Danang will be a rewarding challenge.”

Approaching two decades of industry experience, Jérôme started his career in his home country of France with food and beverage positions before taking operational roles in China and then Vietnam, where he further developed his skills in pre-opening and opening of hotels. More recently, he has held general manager position at five-star hotels in Indonesia.

“I’ve spent a number of years in Vietnam previously, having managed hotels in Phu Quoc and Ho Chi Minh City, and fell in love with the charm of this dynamic and developing country,” he explained. “My experience working closely with the local team to oversee multiple hotel departments, implement new brand standards, and develop and monitor growth strategies will take Fusion Suites Da Nang to a new level. I enjoy rolling up my sleeves and getting stuck in!”

As general manager, Jérôme takes responsibility for the hotel’s day-to-day operations, managing a growing team of employees and ensuring customer satisfaction is prioritized. “Da Nang is increasing in importance for us as it becomes a leading destination for wellness vacations,” said Atilla Erda, Chief Operating Officer of Fusion Hotel Group. “We are delighted with the talent and experience that Jérôme brings with him, and confident in his ability to continue the success of Fusion Suites Da Nang.”