|April 1999: Accor has appointed Richard Kaldor as the new
Director of Operations in Vietnam, replacing Ricardo Perran, who has retired.
Kaldor will also remain General Manager of Vietnamís most historic hotel,
Sofitel Metropole Hanoi, which he has managed since 1996.
15 Ngo Quyen, Hanoi, Vietnam
||Kaldor will oversee the operations of Accorís
five hotels in Vietnam Ė the Sofitel Metropole Hanoi, Sofitel Dalat Palace,
Novotel Dalat, Novotel Ocean Dunes Resort (Phan Thiet) and the new Sofitel
Saigon Plaza. Accor is the largest international hotel group in Vietnam,
and Sofitel Metropole Hanoi was the first hotel in Vietnam to be rated
officially as a 5-star hotel.
Mr Kaldor has been a General Manager in Sofitel hotels for a number
of years, coming
to the Sofitel Metropole after managing the historic Sofitel Central
Hua Hin in Thailand and the Sofitel Hyland Shanghai in China.
Accor also announced a new General Manager at the Sofitel Saigon Plaza.
Jacques Serpollier, takes over from Mr Ricardo Perran, who has retired
after an illustrious career in the hotel industry. Mr Perran joined Accor
in 1987 and played a pioneering role in Accorís expansion into Vietnam,
being appointed as General Manager of the Sofitel Metropole in 1991 and
then opening the Sofitel Saigon Plaza last year. Mr Perran was recently
awarded the Chevalier in the National Order of Merit, recommended by the
French Embassy in Hanoi.
Mr Serpollier joins the Sofitel Plaza Saigon after 26 years of high-level
experience with Accor, working in France, the French Caribbean, New Caledonia
and Indonesia. Most recently, he was General Manager of Novotel hotels
in Malaysia and Singapore.
In another anouncement, Edouard George has been appointed Regional Director
of Sales - Accor Vietnam, effective from 1st April. Mr George is highly
experienced in Vietnam, having worked at both Sofitel Metropole Hanoi and
Sofitel Saigon Plaza. Previously he managed Accor Asia Pacificís sales
office in Paris.
Accor is the largest hotel operator in Vietnam. The company operates
Sofitel hotels in Hanoi, Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) and Dalat, as well Novotel
hotels in Dalat and Phan Thiet.