Lê Văn Tuấn is the young, inspiring and resourceful GM of La Siesta Premium Cau Go. With a proven track record in F&B plus many accolades to his name as one of SE Asia’s leading mixologists, he is one of the faces behind EHG’s sky bars and a driving force in the group. EHG Post caught up with Tuấn to ask him about what motivates him.
1, What were your achievements when you were EHG F&B Manager?
I gained great experience working as F&B Manager, while at the same time I believe I instilled new energy in the department and a creative rationale for the bars
2, You left the group for a while to be GM of a hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Then EHG invited you back to be GM of La Siesta Premium Cau Go. How did you feel to be offered this opportunity?
I felt really proud to be given this chance to manage one of Hanoi’s most beautiful hotels and I knew I also had a lot to offer. It was also a privilege to be invited back and to be entrusted with running this hotel
3, How did your time away from EHG help you in your current role?
I learnt a lot running the hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. I was on the original set up team and stayed as GM. It was a big learning curve for me as my previous experience had just been in F&B. I found myself as GM of a new hotel in the heart of the city with a lot to prove. I also had to work independently and learn about every department from Front Office and Sales, to the spa and the financial management of the property. I realized I had a natural ability to inspire the team to work hard and how to be passionate in their job. My two years in Ho Chi Minh City made me a lot stronger as a person and more confident in my abilities. The whole experience was valuable training for my current GM role with EHG and made it easy for me to fit into the team
4, What are the challenges ahead for this year?
My three top challenges for 2019 are: 1. To maintain La Siesta Premium Cau Go’s number one position in Hanoi
2. For my team and I to work hard to make our hotel number one in the world on TripAdvisor
3. To achieve the highest F&B revenue figures in EHG