Simon Antoine joins Sofitel New York as GM

Simon Antoine has stepped up as the new GM at the Sofitel New York's. Photo credit: Sofitel New York (building exterior)

Simon Antoine, bringing more than 30 years of industry experience with him, has stepped up as Sofitel New York’s new general manager. Antoine’s decades-long career has included positions as general manager for three InterContinental hotels as well as several managerial roles in food and beverage.

Antoine first started in the hotel business with Accor in 1985. For over a decade he worked for the hospitality company in an assortment of roles, including positions in the United Kingdom, Ivory Coast, Senegal, France and the United States. He began working with InterContinental Hotels in 1998 when he took a position as director of food and beverage at a property in Ivory Coast. A couple years later he moved to London, where he worked as director of food and beverage at the InterContinental Park Lane. In 2004, Antoine returned to the United States to work as director of food and beverage at InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta, executive assistant manager and hotel manager for InterContinental in Cleveland and as hotel manager for the InterContinental New York Times Square.

In 2011, Antoine took on his first GM position at InterContinental Toronto Yorkville, where he worked for more than four years. In 2015, he returned to the InterContinental New York Times Square, this time as GM. Most recently Antoine spent two years as the opening GM for the InterContinental Washington D.C. – The Wharf.

Sofitel New York provides 398 guestrooms, including 52 suites. A Midtown Manhattan hotel, it provides quick access to Fifth Avenue and the Times Square Theater District.