Former Hollywood  Culinary Master Joins MGM Grand Ho Tram Beach

MGM Grand Ho Tram Beach today announced the appointment of Conny Andersson as Executive Chef of Vietnam’s first integrated resort. The former Hollywood third generation culinary master has more than three decades of experience.

Conny joins MGM Grand Ho Tram Beach after a long career with Four Seasons in the Beverly Hills, California area where he led the banquet teams for private Academy Awards and Grammy parties. Conny is not shy of the limelight. After contributing to Morgan Freeman’s book “Morgan Freeman & Friends: Caribbean Cooking for a Cause,” Conny was seen cooking alongside the actor on The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show and The View.

Conny has long held a commitment to lending his time to a number of culinary organizations around the world, a passion which he will continue here in Vietnam.

“We are thrilled to have Conny on board for our amazing Ho Tram development,” said John Webb, Vice President and Hotel General Manager of MGM Grand Ho Tram Beach.

“Our opening date is inching ever closer and with Conny taking the reins of our kitchens we are ever confident that we will be serving some delectable dishes alongside our own special brand of energy, excitement and entertainment,” he added.

When MGM Grand Ho Tram Beach opens its doors in early 2013, guests will discover Vietnam’s first fully integrated luxury resort and entertainment destination. The stunning property design features 541 luxurious guest rooms and suites, a state of the art conference and convention centre, world-class restaurants, a lavish spa, a thrilling upscale nightclub, unique entertainment concepts and exciting activities.

The second phase, which was started in October 2012, will incorporate a new tower containing 559 additional guest rooms. When complete, MGM Grand Ho Tram Beach will comprise 1,100 five star hotel rooms, including suites and villas.

The MGM Grand Ho Tram Beach represents the first of five five-star resorts that will ultimately comprise the Ho Tram Strip, currently being developed by Asian Coast Development (Canada) Ltd under its wholly owned Vietnamese subsidiary Ho Tram Project Company Limited (HTP). MGM Hospitality is appointed by HTP under a management agreement which sees it function as the operator of the first of these resorts.