Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Launches Exclusive New Culinary Series

‘Rendez-vous’ will spotlight Michelin-starred French Chef Arnaud Dunand on May 17-18

HANOI, Vietnam (May 2, 2024) – Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, the iconic 123-year-old luxury hotel in Vietnam’s capital, is set to launch a new dining series that brings together Metropole’s award-winning culinary team with some of the best chefs from around the world.

The quarterly ‘Rendez-vous’ series, hosted in the hotel’s modern French fine-dining restaurant Le Beaulieu, will spotlight Michelin-star guest chefs working in tandem with Le Beaulieu’s Chef de Cuisine Charles Degrendele to produce one-of-a-kind gastronomic experiences.

The series kicks off May 17-18 with two exclusive dinners featuring French Chef Arnaud Sauthier, who holds 1 Michelin star for his acclaimed Maison Dunand in Bangkok. Chef Arnaud formerly helmed the 2-Michelin-star French restaurant Le Normandie at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok.

Chefs Charles and Arnaud will each create three unique dishes drawing on their individual culinary philosophies to produce a distinctive 6-course set dinner. The meal is priced at VND 4 million++ per person or VND 6.5 million++ with exclusive wine pairing. Accor Plus members receive an exclusive 15% off.

The Michelin Guide, in its review of Maison Dunand, writes that Chef Arnaud welcomes guests “into a home designed like the Alpine chalets of the Savoie region in France. … The French contemporary tasting menu is inspired by his alpine origins, childhood trips to Brittany and his glittering international culinary journey. Expect too an excellent wine cellar with good representation for Alsace and Savoie.”

Metropole Hanoi’s Chef Charles was born and raised in Marseille, France, where he developed an early passion for food that has taken him on a remarkable culinary odyssey. From the serene countryside of Provence to Michelin-starred kitchens and the vibrant streets of Tokyo, his culinary philosophy revolves around respecting ingredients and showcasing their true essence.

With his sustainable, innovative and simple approach, Chef Charles brings a fresh and sophisticated perspective to modern French cuisine.

The 5-Star Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi has elevated its fine dining over the past year with the appointment of several luminaries of international cuisine, including Director of Culinary Remi Van Peteghem, who brought to the hotel three decades of culinary experience including with numerous Michelin-starred restaurants; Chef Charles at Le Beaulieu; and Executive Pastry Chef Stephane Prost, a fine chocolate specialist who has worked in Michelin-star restaurants at 5-Star hotels, as well as in resorts, palaces and luxury pastry shops worldwide.

For more information or to make a booking for the ‘Rendez-vous’ dining series, please call 0243 826 6919 (ext. 8200), email or visit


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.


A pioneer of French luxury hospitality since 1964, Sofitel today embodies heartfelt and committed luxury, with a French zest. Alongside its 120 elegant and unique properties, the brand inaugurated in 2009 a collection of emblematic hotels under the Sofitel Legend banner: unrivalled luxury addresses with a legendary heritage and highly personalised service. Each stay is timeless, offering sumptuous surroundings, renowned restaurants and modern comforts for an inspiring luxury experience. Noble, rare and soulful, Sofitel Legend hotels captivate with their architectural beauty, breathtaking views and mesmerizing ambience.

Sofitel Legend now comprises 6 hotels, each more magnificent than the last, set within beautiful and culturally-rich destinations around the world: Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, Sofitel Legend Casco Viejo, Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena, Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi and Sofitel Legend People's Grand Hotel Xi'an.

Sofitel Legend is part of Accor, a world leading hospitality group counting over 5,500 properties throughout more than 110 countries, and a participating brand in ALL - Accor Live Limitless – a lifestyle loyalty program providing access to a wide variety of rewards, services and experiences. | |

Chef Arnaud Sauthier
Chef Arnaud Sauthier

Le Beaulieu Chef de Cuisine Charles Degrendele
Le Beaulieu Chef de Cuisine Charles Degrendele

Le Beaulieu at Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
Le Beaulieu at Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

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