To enable a safe international reopening and recovery of the Tourism & Hospitality sector in Vietnam.
2021 Strategic Plan
Top Priorities for 2021
- Act as trusted advisor providing business intelligence for meetings with relevant Government leaders and organizations to enable fast-track safe border openings to drive recovery in the tourism and hospitality sectors.
- Promote programs to continue to attract and develop talent in the tourism and hospitality sector, working with universities and hospitality schools.
- Unify advocacy across three chapters to increase visibility, clarity in message and add credibility when meeting with government authorities.
- Coordinate with other AmChams of the Asia Pacific (AAP) Tourism and Hospitality committees to learn best practices among regional governments and AmChams to support the industry and enable a safe reopening to international travel.
Key Events for 2021
- Tourism, Hospitality, and Education showcases to be targeted for mid-2021 subject to Government guidelines for large-scale gatherings.
- Monthly updates to members from the key relevant industries and other AmCham committees about the current Covid-19 status and roadmap to reopen (consider update format whether via email or hybrid/virtual meetings, given current status of industry furloughs)
Top Advocacy Issues
- Provide recommendations to Vietnam Tourism Advisory Board, Vietnam Business Forum, and government leadership on regulatory changes and amendments to government guidelines pertaining to Tourism & Hospitality to enable a safe reopening to international travel and drive recovery of the sector.
- Partner with other chambers, business associations, tourism associations to drive recovery. “Investing in Vietnam” – Contribute ideas to destination-marketing initiatives to drive recovery.
- Contribute to, and participate in, key committees such as Logistics and Supply Chain, and Healthcare, which are critical supply chains for the T&H industries sharing business intelligence.
Peter T. Meyer, Chief Executive Officer, Lodgis Hospitality Holdings
Peter T. Meyer is the CEO of Lodgis Hospitality Holdings (“Lodgis”), where he is responsible for the overall management andstrategic direction of the the overall management and strategic direction of the business.
Formed in late 2016 through a joint venture between Warburg Pincus and VinaCapital, Lodgis is a fully integrated hospitality investment platform, targeting the development, acquisition, and management of hospitality assets in Vietnam and Southeast Asia.
Lodgis was initially seeded with approximately $300 million of capital commitments with best-in-class hospitality assets, including the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi (The Metropole) along with Fusion Hotels & Resorts, a leading Vietnam hoteloperating company with locally recognized brands. Over the past 3 years, Lodgis has significantly grown its portfolio with over 15 projects in operation or under development in key gateway cities and international tourist destinations across the Indochina region.
Previously, Peter was Managing Director – Asia Pacific for Host Hotel & Resorts. During his tenure from 2008 to 2016, he lead the acquisition and development of over USD700 million of hotels in Australia, New Zealand and India.
Between 2003 and 2008, he was the Group Executive Vice President for New City Corporation (NCC), a Tokyo-basedproperty investment management and development company. Peter also served as the Chief Operating Officer to NCC’sassociate company CB Richard Ellis Investors Japan. In these capacities, he was actively involved in the group’s capitalraisings, including the public listing of New City Residence Investment Corporation, a residential J-REIT.
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Walt Power, CEO, The Grand Ho Tram
Walt Power, the CEO of The Grand Ho Tram, is one of Asia’s most experienced gaming industry executives. Prior to his arrival in Vietnam in February of 2020, Walt worked for 18 years in Macau, and was instrumental in the development, opening and operation of the “Sands”, the first western casino in Macau.
A 30-year gaming industry veteran, he has accumulated extensive international experience through executive leadership positions at resorts in the United States, Argentina, South Africa, and the Philippines, in addition to his work in Vietnam and Macau.
Mr. Power is a former United States Marine Corps Major and aviator. During his time in the cockpit, Walt earned the designations of Helicopter Aircraft Commander, Flight Instructor, and Functional Test Pilot. He also served with the first International Peace Keeping Force in Beirut, Lebanon in August 1982, participating in the initial evacuation of non-combatants from that war torn country.
Walt earned his Bachelor Degree and Master Degree in Business Administration from the University of Michigan. Walt holds a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and was a medalist in his age group at the 2014 and 2019 World Master Championships.
2022 Meeting Schedule
The Committee meeting is organised monthly and open for members only.
2021 Meeting Schedule
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