Hotel de la Coupole – MGallery appoints new general manager

December 29, 2020 | 17:23
Hotel de la Coupole – MGallery, nestled in the heart of Vietnam’s northwestern Sapa town, has appointed Joseph Colina as the new general manager as of December 1, 2020.
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Joseph Colina, Hotel de la Coupole'– MGallery's new general manager

In this highly revered position, Colina will be heading up the incredible team of passionate individuals to set out to create the new height of hospitality and tourism.

Colina is an expert in the hospitality industry with 18 years of experience in the world’s leading hotels. He started his career in the US where he joined Accor in 2002 for Sofitel Houston, before moving to Sofitel Minneapolis in 2005 as director of guest services.

Four years later, he embraced a corporate role as "LeClub Accor Hotels Super Ambassador" for Sofitel North America. This responsibility included the training of all North American front office managers and general managers in the new loyalty programme. This followed by assignments in Sofitel Chicago Water Tower and Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square, where he started as director of rooms before being entrusted the responsibilities of director of operations in 2014.

Relocating to Asia in 2017, Colina was appointed executive assistant manager for the iconic Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, Vietnam. Most recently, he was promoted as hotel manager in early 2019 at this legendary hotel, where he refined his hospitality expertise and continuously honed his leadership skills.

On his debut as general manager at Hotel de la Coupole, Colina said: “It is my great pleasure to join the enthusiastic team at Hotel de la Coupole. Sapa is a promising destination with majestic landscapes, interesting local culture, and a developing tourism system. I look forward to challenging myself with all that Sapa has to offer. Also, I want to share my experience and passion as a hotelier to redefine the notion of luxury right in the heart of this northwest town, and lead my team to deliver incredibly memorable stays to our valued guests.”

With his intimate knowledge and great passion for luxury hospitality and a wealth of experience in 5-star hotels, Joseph Colina is a welcome asset to Hotel de la Coupole. He will bring his deft touch of leadership expertise to lead our dedicated team in this iconic hotel to provide guests with memorable experiences and uphold the traditions of which MGallery is so proud while striving to further enhance service quality and brand value into the future.

By Thai An

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