The Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi has promoted Carl Sladen to be the new director of sales and marketing.
Sladen was born in New Zealand. Before Vietnam, he worked in Sydney as director of sales for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts' property. He had previously worked at Four Seasons' properties in Tokyo and Bangkok.
Sladen, who has traveled and lectured widely in China, also has international exposure with Four Seasons and Regent properties in Mexico and in his hometown of Auckland.
He says that his time in Asia has given him a unique understanding of the region's energy and culture, an understanding he is eager to expand during his time in Hanoi.