HANOI, Vietnam -- Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi has tapped a veteran of the hospitality industry, William J. Haandrikman, to lead the Grand Dame of Vietnam and its 650 hotel Ambassadors as general manager. Haandrikman was previously general manager of Thailand’s Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit.
Haandrikman will also serve as the area general manager of AccorHotels North Vietnam. He relocated to Hanoi in June with 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry, having started with Accorhotels in 1992.
Since joining the French hotel chain, Haandrikman has held senior management positions in Amsterdam, Brussels, New York and Moscow, as well as with the Sofitel brand in The Hague, Paris, Vienna, Shanghai and most recently, Bangkok.