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The Furama Resort in Vietnam, Danang has appointed new general manager

British hotelier Sean Halliday has been appointed general manager of…

British hotelier Sean Halliday has been appointed general manager of Vietnam’s premier five-star retreat, The Furama Resort, Danang. He succeeds founding general manager Paul Stoll, who originally opened the Furama Resort in 1997.



The appointment was announced by the Indochina Beach Hotel Joint Venture which owns the hotel and Hong Kong-based management company, Furama Hotels and Resorts International FHI.



43 year-old Briton Sean Halliday started his career with the prestigious Savoy Group of London and has since gathered more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, having worked in luxurious hotels in London, Phuket, Dubai, The Caspian Sea, including Le Meridien Phuket which was voted one of the Asia’s top five resorts during his tenure.



“The first time I arrived in Danang I was mesmerized by the beautiful beach and the incredibly attractive architecture of The Furama Resort Danang, which made me determined to become its General Manager ahead of all the other candidates” said Halliday.



Besides managing The Furama Resort Danang, FHRI also manages the five star Caravelle Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, as well as hotels in Hong Kong and Shanghai, and The Caravelle’s General Manager, Stephen O’Grady, will now assume the role of Country Manager for FHRI, overseeing operations for both the two hotels of FHRI in Vietnam.



Announcing the new appointment, Stephen O`Grady said: “I am confident that Sean Halliday will create a new and interesting image for The Furama Resort and will push the hotel to new heights, as well as continue to highlight Danang as an important destination for both Vietnamese and international travellers.”



This year, The Furama Resort was once again selected as the ‘Best Resort in Vietnam’ by readers of the Vietnam Economic Times, and The Guide magazine. For the fourth consecutive year it was also named Top Resort in Vietnam by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism.

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