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Simon Antoine Returns to Accor as General Manager of Sofitel New York

Sofitel New York | March 19, 2019

NEW YORK – March 19, 2019 – Simon Antoine has returned to his roots at Accor where he started his career in 1985, joining Sofitel New York as its new general manager. The seasoned hotelier brings over 30 years of leadership experience to the luxury Midtown Manhattan hotel, as well as a wealth of knowledge in the food and beverage arena. His new post follows a two-year tenure as opening general manager at the InterContinental Washington D.C. – The Wharf. "We are delighted to welcome Simon back to Accor," said George Terpilowski, Accor's Regional V.P., North East U.S. Region. "I am confident that his leadership and exper...

Amber Kasses Joins Sofitel New York as Director of Sales and Marketing

Sofitel New York | July 18, 2017

NEW YORK – July 18, 2017 – Sofitel New York has hired Amber Kasses as its new director of sales and marketing. She joins the luxury Midtown hotel after a nine-year managerial career with Fairmont Hotels & Resorts. "Amber's past luxury experience and strong management skills make her an ideal match to lead Sofitel New York's sales and marketing effort. We're excited to welcome her to our team," said Rudy Tauscher, general manager. Kasses was most recently director of sales and marketing for Fairmont Newport Beach, where she was responsible for building, training and managing a team of 17 revenue-generating managers and co...

Sofitel New York Welcomes Robert Hohmann as Executive Chef of Gaby Brasserie Française

May 1, 2017

NEW YORK – May 1, 2017 – Robert Hohmann is the new executive chef at Gaby Brasserie Française, the restaurant and bar at Sofitel New York. He brings to his role more than 20 years of experience in hospitality and catering, and has headed the kitchens of some of Manhattan's most established hotels. Hohmann's broad culinary knowledge spans from classic French to creative American cuisine. His understanding of New York City's vibrant food culture makes him an ideal choice to helm Gaby Brasserie Française, where the menu will be light and seasonal, with French and American influences. Hohmann is inspired by fresh, ...

Sofitel New York Appoints Rudy Tauscher as General Manager

Sofitel New York | April 13, 2017

NEW YORK – April 13, 2017 – Rudy Tauscher has been appointed as the new general manager of Sofitel New York. He brings to his role an illustrious 20-year track record at the helm of some of the finest hotels in New York City and overseas. "A natural leader, Rudy is among the most respected hoteliers in the business and his attention to detail is legendary," said Balendra Nagesvaran, vice president of operations for luxury and upscale brands, AccorHotels North and Central America. "We are thrilled to have him take the lead of one of our flagship hotels in the region and we anticipate that it will continue to flourish under hi...

Vincent Vienne Returns to Sofitel New York as General Manager

Sofitel New York | February 9, 2015

NEW YORK – Feb. 6, 2015 – Vincent Vienne, hotel manager of Sofitel New York from 2006 to 2009, has returned as general manager following five years as general manager of Sofitel Philadelphia, where he oversaw its renovation, and spearheaded corporate and social responsibility. Vienne joined Sofitel's parent company Accor in 1998, and has very successfully held several positions for both Accor's Sofitel and Novotel brands in the U.S. and Europe, including front desk manager at Sofitel Brussels, front office manager at Sofitel Philadelphia, and director of operations at Sofitel New York. He reports directly to Balendra Nagesvaran, vic...

Accor, Goldman Sachs, & GEM Realty Reportedly Selling Sofitel New York for $272 million

September 18, 2014

According to reports from the Wall Street Journal, Accor, and its partners Goldman Sachs Group and GEM Realty Capital, enter agreement to sell Sofitel New York to Asian real estate investor Keck Seng Investment Ltd. for $272 million. Accor will continue to manage the 398-room property. ...

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