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Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Appoints New Executive Pastry Chef

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Appoints New Executive Pastry Chef

Chef brings 30 years of experience including in Michelin-starred restaurants at 5-star hotels


HANOI, Vietnam (Jan. 16, 2024) — Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi has welcomed a new Executive Pastry Chef, Stephane Prost, a French national who brings more than 30 years of international culinary experience to his new role at Vietnam’s most storied hotel.


Chef Stephane’s career has spanned all corners of the globe, from Europe to North America and from Africa to the Middle East and Asia, where his unique creations have drawn wide acclaim in Michelin-starred restaurants at 5-star hotels, as well as in resorts, palaces and luxury pastry shops. He has a particularly strong passion for fine chocolates and has undergone extensive specialist training in this area of the culinary arts.


He will carry on Metropole Hanoi’s strong tradition of classic French pastries while also introducing his own signature creations. He will oversee the historic hotel’s veteran pastry team and initially focus his efforts on L’Epicerie du Metropole, the Parisian-style shop that offers a distinctive selection of fine pastries and chocolates, among other delicacies.


Chef Stephane’s arrival at Metropole Hanoi comes as the iconic, 123-year-old luxury hotel in Vietnam’s capital reopens its historic Heritage Wing following an extensive and inspired refurbishment.


His arrival also follows that of a new Chef de Cuisine at Le Beaulieu, Charles Degrendele, who joined the award-winning modern French fine dining restaurant after its relaunch in 2022 following an extensive refurbishment that resulted in an elegant and sophisticated new design, alongside renowned French gastronomy and Hanoi’s most impressive selection of wines.


For more information on Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi or to make a booking, please call 0243 826 6919 (ext. 8500), email or visit


About Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi


A prominent fixture in the heart of Hanoi since 1901, the Hotel Metropole Hanoi has a long tradition as a luxury venue for prestigious events and a popular rendezvous for business and leisure travelers such as playwrights, ambassadors and heads of state. The recipient of numerous international awards for its fine service, this legendary landmark has contributed to the richness of local heritage.


The hotel includes 358 rooms that are divided into two wings – the historical Heritage Wing and the neo-classical Opera Wing. There are three legendary suites that are named after famous residents and visitors to the hotel (Graham Greene, Charlie Chaplin, Somerset Maugham).


The Metropole restaurants and bars are all famous dining venues, each offering a different exotic experience: Le Beaulieu has the best French fare in this corner of the world; Spice Garden offers elevated Vietnamese cuisine with a contemporary twist; angelina is Hanoi’s bespoke bar-lounge-restaurant; La Terrasse brings Parisian-style to the sidewalks of Hanoi; Le Club Bar treats guests to its famous afternoon high tea and cool jazz performances; and, finally, Bamboo Bar brings poolside lounging to the next level.


About Sofitel Legend


Sofitel Legend is an illustrious selection of heritage luxury hotels where the best of past and present converge. Set within beautiful and culturally rich destinations, each legendary retreat is both timeless and elegant, delivering lavish settings, renowned restaurants and modern comforts matched with impeccable service for the ultimate luxury experience. Noble, rare and soulful, Sofitel Legend hotels entice worldly travelers who are all drawn to these beloved places of grandeur for their storied past, architectural beauty, sweeping vistas and enchanting ambience. Sofitel Legend is part of Accor, a world-leading hospitality group consisting of approximately 5,500 properties and 10,000 food and beverage venues throughout 110 countries.