Hello All,

In June 2010 I finished the MBA PGD course at HTMi Switzerland. During that time I got an offer from Swisstouches Hotels & Resorts, who were opening their first hotel in China, to join their pre-opening team in Xian. I am very excited to not only work on the hotel pre-opening but to experience the development of the new hotel brand. I also like Xi’an, one of ancient China’s capital cities full of history and at the same time fast growing megapolis.

I started working with Swisstouches Hotel Xian in September 2010 in a position of the Brand Training Manager in the Training Department. My responsibilities as a member of the brand training managers’ team include preparing new employees induction training in the company’s brand and culture, ensuring that Swisstouches values are communicated to and lived by every employee in the company, taking part in creating training programmes for the hotel employees’ future development within the organization, and many others. I am very grateful to HTMi and its teachers for sharing their knowledge and experience, as I use them a lot in my professional life.

Katerina Danilova