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Roxanne Castillo Appointed New Executive Chef For Hilton Hanoi Opera and Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi

Talented Asian chef is first female cluster executive chef in Vietnam-based Hilton hotels

HANOI, Vietnam – (January 17, 2018) – Hilton Hanoi Opera and Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi today announced the appointment of Roxanne Castillo as its new Cluster Executive Chef, overseeing all facets of the kitchens to deliver exceptional culinary experience at both hotels.

“Roxanne is a creative and talented chef who comes with outstanding culinary experience and I am thrilled to welcome her on board,” said Andrew Nisbet, cluster general manager, Hilton Hanoi Opera and Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi. “Joining us from Hilton Kuala Lumpur, her appointment underscores our commitment to create meaningful opportunities for our Team Members and with her leadership and flair for originality, I highly anticipate that our hotels will deliver more extraordinary culinary experiences to our guests.”

Roxanne brings with her 18 years of culinary experience to her new role in Hanoi. As the Executive Sous Chef at Hilton Kuala Lumpur previously, she was responsible for managing 10 stellar restaurants and bars, as well as catering for the meetings and events at the flagship property. While delivering consistently high quality of food and service, she also a played a critical role in training and coaching a brigade of more than 200 chefs working at the hotel.

On her move to Vietnam, Roxanne shared, “My passion for food has led me to places in my career. Being in Hanoi and joining the fantastic team at Hilton Hanoi Opera and Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi is a tremendous opportunity for me to learn, and grow my knowledge about food. I am excited and I really look forward to discovering new culinary experiences, particularly Vietnamese produce and cuisine.”

The appointment of Roxanne Castillo as the new Executive Chef bears testament to the hotels’ commitment to creating meaningful opportunities for team members while fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Prior to Hilton Kuala Lumpur, Roxanne accumulated a raft of knowledge while holding positions in Edsa Shangri-La Manila, Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta and Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa. She was a Kitchen Team Leader at the World Economic Forum Conference 2015, South African Summit 2015, as well as the United States Secretary of State’s Visit to Jakarta in 2015. Roxanne received a Bachelor Degree in Culinary from the American Hospitality Academy in 2005. She later chose the Culinary Institute of America Greystone to pursue her specialization in wine and food.    

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About Hilton Hanoi Opera

Strategically located in the heart of Hanoi’s central business district, Hilton Hanoi Opera is within easy walking distance of the city’s tourist attractions and bustling shopping areas, providing an ideal home from which to experience and explore the rich textures of Hanoi. Inspired by the character of the famous Opera House opposite, the hotel is a fusion of traditions: gentle Vietnamese hospitality and graciousness, and Hilton’s assurance of total reliability, impeccable service and first-class facilities. Each of the hotel’s 268 rooms offers a view of either the city or the Opera House and all rooms are equipped with individual controlled air conditioning and double glazed windows, luxurious bathrooms and high speed internet access. For functions, conferences and exhibitions, Hilton Hanoi Opera offers the latest in audio-visual equipment and lighting facilities. In addition to the high-tech Ballroom, there are six spacious meeting rooms; one boardroom and a business center with dedicated team members working behind the scenes to ensure the success of events. For more information about Hilton Hanoi Opera, please visit Hilton Hanoi Opera website or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

About Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi

Hilton Garden Inn (HGI) Hanoi is funded by Hoan Kiem Tourism & Trading Company Limited and belongs to the Hilton Garden Inn hotel chain, which is a brand of Hilton. Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi is considered a focused service hotel designed for both domestic and international business and leisure travelers. HGI Hanoi is located at 20 Phan Chu Trinh, Hanoi – the economic and leisure center of the city, and is within a short distance of Hoan Kiem lake, the Ministry of Finance, numerous embassies, government organizations and institutions, museums, and shopping centers. It is only 40 kilometers from Noi Bai International Airport. The Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi Hotel features 87 rooms and suites with contemporary furnishing and amenities. The Hotel features a restaurant and a bar. The Garden Grille Restaurant offers international culinary favorites along with local specialties. Whilst, The Garden Bar is a place where one can relax and enjoy your favorite coffee/ tea, cocktails and a selection of light bites. The Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi can host business meetings and social gatherings. In addition, the Hotel also offers a convenient 24-hour Pavilion PantryTM convenience mart, complimentary 24-hour Fitness Centre and Business Center. For more information about Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi, please visit Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi website or follow us on Facebook.


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