Established Four Seasons hotelier to take the helm at Vietnam’s heartland of cultural exploration and relaxation
– Four Seasons Resort, The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam announces the appointment of Blaise Montandon as General Manager of the award-winning beachside sanctuary. In this role, Montandon will be responsible for overseeing the Resort operations of 100 luxurious seaside villas while maintaining the unparalleled experience that is synonymous with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.
Born in Switzerland, Montandon joins the team in Vietnam from Four Seasons Resort Marrakech, where he held the position of General Manager. A veteran to the hospitality space, Montandon brings more than 20 years of experience at a variance of hotels and resorts across Asia, alongside periods in Africa and Europe. He makes the move to Vietnam with a vision to encourage collaboration for collective gain and a continuation of his learning from those around him. “I like to be challenged, to learn every day, and to make an impact with my presence,” Montandon explains. “The role of a GM is to make all the diamonds around you shine a little brighter, but it’s essential for me to learn from the team too.”
As General Manager at Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Montandon will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Resort and guide the Resort into the next chapter, bringing with him a fresh perspective and exciting set of ideas. “I am so thrilled to be joining the formidable team at Four Seasons Resort, The Nam Hai. The Resort has become a unique destination in the region, thanks to both its incredible setting, but also due to its talented team, who have worked hard to create a really special property” Montandon comments.
It was while travelling with his parents as a child that Swiss native Montandon developed a taste for high-end hospitality. But it was his self-professed tendency to be impatient for new challenges and inquisitive nature that defined his own atypical route through the industry: from finance to sales and marketing to operations and development, via a wide range of pre-openings and multi-use development projects.
In his free time, Montandon enjoys being part of a big city community, sampling all types of street food, and trusting the collaboration of each individual contributing to the greater whole. He lives by an ethos whereby personal recognition always takes a back seat in favour of shared, sustainable success.
About Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam:
Embellishing Nam Hai heritage with Four Seasons flair, Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai is a harmonious ode to coast, culture and community in Vietnam’s UNESCO-strewn centre. Once a fishing village – with a historic temple preserved on site – the Resort presents an authentic connection to the region through inspiring on-site activities, from a cooking academy and earth-attuned spa to exhilarating water sports and cultural excursions. Located on a private one-kilometre (half-mile) stretch of Ha My Beach – hailed by Forbes as one of the best in the world – the Resort is reborn under Four Seasons as a beacon of beauty that reflects the soul of Vietnam’s cultural heartland and illuminates the spirit of all who visit: the culturally curious, beach purists, intrepid families, culinary connoisseurs and well-being devotees alike.
As the world’s leading operator of luxury hotels, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts currently manages 115 hotels and resorts in 49 countries. For more information on Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam visit www.fourseasons.com/hoian or stay connected on Facebook or Instagram