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The veteran hotelier brings a wealth of experience to Norfolk Group Hotels

As the newly appointed General Manager of the Norfolk Hotel and Norfolk Mansion, Eric Hallin will make a valuable addition both to the two properties, and to the city’s hospitality industry. He brings with him over 40 years of international experience in managing four- and five-star hotels.

Growing up Africa and Europe, he attended the Universities of Malawi and Stockholm before joining the travel industry. Fluent in several languages, his career has spanned several countries, including France, Greece, Maldives, Spain and Thailand. His management expertise has contributed to the success of many properties, including the Six Senses Hideaway in Koh Samui, voted “Best Hotel in the World” by Condé Nast Traveller readers in 2008.



His working philosophy is simple: “A hotel is like a small city. Managing one involves multiple and important responsibilities, from waste disposal to welcoming royalty. To do this well, you need a team of loyal staff who are able to combine their training with a full understanding of what the word ‘hospitality’ means. A General Manager is therefore only as good as his ability to instruct, motivate and empower his team”

Eric also attaches importance to community issues and local business development. To do this he has held many leading positions in PATA, chambers of commerce, tourism committees, Skal and other associations.

Norfolk Hotel

104 rooms and fine facilities in the city centre, walking distance to the Opera House, shopping and other attractions. Corso Steakhouse and bar serves prime cuts, plus local and western dishes. Well appointed rooms and suites provide many thoughtful amenities and private balcony. Fitness Centre incorporates health club, sauna and spa. Business Centre provides full secretarial services. Guest Library. Meeting rooms for small private functions, or conferences up to 90 persons.  Free Wi-Fi.

Norfolk Mansion Serviced Apartments

135 luxury 1, 2, 3 and 4- bedroom apartments including rooftop penthouses. All have private balconies and fully equipped kitchens. Prime city centre location, walking distance to Opera House, shopping, and other attractions. Continental buffet breakfast, dining and snacks served at Terrazzo café and Shang Palace Cantonese restaurant. Open-air swimming pool, indoor and outdoor children’s playgrounds, library, sports and wellness club, sauna, Jacuzzi, beauty salon, and convenience store. Free Wi-Fi.

The Norfolk Group

Established in 1991, Norfolk Group was one of the first foreign companies pioneering international-standard real estate developments in Vietnam. The Group has major projects in Ho Chi Minh City’s Central Business District including the Norfolk Hotel, Norfolk Mansion, and the PDD Building. Its latest projects include the high living waterfront Norfolk Residences in Neutral Bay, Sydney Harbour, Australia, and the five-star luxury resort Six Senses Con Dao on the pristine Con Dao Islands, Vietnam

For further information, please contact:

Nguyen Hoang Tu Anh | Marketing & Communications Manager

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