An expert in hospitality, tourism and investment management for over 25 years, Arief who is educated in Indonesia, France, US and Australia, is proficient in 6 languages, including Vietnamese. He has a Doctorate in Philosophy, Masters in Business Administration and Masters in Business Law. Arief is a business operations strategist and a hands-on multi-functional expert with outstanding motivational skills. He is also proficient in handling various aspects of project development and operations management and has held several top executive positions in several multi-national hotel chains.
Arief – General Manager
Thuy – Director & Legal Representative
Fluent in 4 languages and 25 years in hospitality, project development and real estate ventures. She is responsible for Back of House operations and ensures Villa Song runs like a well-oiled machine. She is very knowledgeable about the tourism industry in Vietnam, so if you have questions about local attractions or even about your next port of call in the country, she will be happy to share her insights. Passionate about Argentinian Tango, she can give you good advice on where to practice your skills in HCMC.
Nguyet – Operations Manager
Nguyet has a wealth of experience gained from working in hotels, resorts and luxury river cruise lines, a total of 16 years in very notable hospitality operations from South to Central to North Vietnam. She oversees the entire hotel operations and is always looking for ways to enhance our guests experience at Villa Song Saigon. An expert on Mekong River cruises, especially between Vietnam and Cambodia, she is always happy to share her tips and insights.
Nhu – Front Office Manager
From her village in the Mekong Delta, she joined Villa Song 5 years ago and is one of our pioneer staff. This is her first stint in the hospitality world and she has grown to be a vibrant & professional young lady. She loves vegetarian and vegan food and has great recommendations for places to visit in the Mekong Delta especially the Can Tho region. Please also see her for special tips about the local neighborhood, here in Thao Dien.
Chris – Chef
Very passionate and creative, Chris has been creating new and exciting dishes using Vietnam’s best produce – rambutan flower honey, Dalat caviar, Nha Trang scallops and more. Formally trained at Singapore Hotel and Tourism Education Centre (SHATEC), he also gained experiences from Michelin starred restaurants in Singapore. He is one of the Top 5 finalists in the 2013 World Gourmet Summit.