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22 03, 2018

Graduate Mr Dan Popa joined Swisstouches Hotels


“Mr Dan Popa joined Swisstouches Hotels & Resorts China team as an outstanding graduates from Hotel and Tourism Management Institute in Switzerland in July 2017.  In his role of Brand Manager he also has responsibility of Training Academy Manager, Dan takes responsibility for the training system set up and training implementation for Swisstouches hotels.  Dan worked closely with hotel training team and has supported training implementation for 3 hotels opening in Xian, Nanjing and Guangzhou, China.  With an aggressive development plan in China, we are looking forward Dan’s continuous contribution and career growth with his great passion and talent with Swisstouches in China.”

Best regards.

Linda Lin

Director of Human Resources

Swisstouches Hotels and Resorts China

February 2017


After graduating the Bachelor of Science (BSc) at HTMi, Hotel and Tourism Management Institute Switzerland, I decided to further develop my career in hospitality field at Swisstouches Hotels & Resorts in China. It was a very unique opportunity to continue my professional and personal growth from HTMi to Swisstouches, within the same high quality Swiss hospitality standards but in a totally different country and in a company with a strong growth strategy. 

I started in July 2017 as a Brand Manager at the Swisstouches Head Office in Xi’an, China and from the very first day I felt in love with the Swisstouches brand and its unique service culture.  After an accommodation time with the brand and with the Swisstouches properties, I was assigned to take responsibility of the Swisstouches Training Academy.  Continuous training and development of all the talented people who work at Swisstouches Hotels & Resorts is one of our highest priorities, so each hotel has a Training Academy providing famous Swiss hospitality education and training. 

My role includes taking care that the training at Swisstouches follows the same structure and methods used at HTMi Switzerland and that it is available to all our members. To ensure this, I work very closely with the training teams in our opened properties in Xian, Nanjing and Guangzhou, as well as in the many pre-opening hotels around the world to make sure that all our guests experience the highest 5-star quality guest service.

With a current pipeline of over 8000 rooms globally, and growing so quickly, Swisstouches Hotels & Resorts represents a strong platform for growth, which I am very proud to be part of.”


Dan Popa | Brand Manager | Swisstouches Hotels & Resorts |

China Tel: +86 (0)29 8938 1145 |  Mob Tel: +86 130 9695 1340 |   Swiss Tel: +41 (0)41 489 72 01 |

China: Rm 10403, Build. C, City Gateway, No. 1 Jin Ye Road, GaoXin Dist., Xian, Shaanxi, China |

Switzerland: Hotel Panorama, 6174 Soerenberg, Kanton Luzern, Switzerland |

Website: www.swisstouches.com


Pictured are

Linda Lin,  Director of Human Resources,  Swisstouches Hotels and Resorts China

Popa Dan , Brand Manager Swisstouches Hotels and Resorts

15 03, 2018

HTMi (Singapore) and IHS Solo Sign Letter of Intent

In Jan 2018 HTMI Switzerland signed an MOU to have the HTMi Diploma in International Hotel and Tourism Management at IHS Solo. To offer students an exciting additional pathway, today HTMi ( Singapore ) Director Vinoth Prakas, signed a Memorandum of Intent with Hani Iswandari, Director IHS Solo, witnessed by Atik Wijayanti President Director IHS Solo, and by Mr Ian Larmour, Managing Director, HTMi.
This intended pathway will allow students from IHS Solo to spend a year in exciting Singapore and then a final year at HTMi Switzerland.
HTMi International Development Group – South East Asia Division.
3 03, 2018

HTMi Moves up QS World University Rankings in 2018


We are delighted to announce that HTMi has moved up from rank 15 to rank 14 in the latest QS World University Ranking for Hospitality and Tourism. In this latest 2018 ranking we are very proud to be number 1 in the Kanton of Luzern Hotel Schools, and are now in the top 5 of all Swiss Hotel Schools. We would like to thank and acknowledge the skill, professionalism and dedication to the growth of HTMi, the leadership members of HTMi International Development Group:

Mr. Martin Jost, Head of Research and Academics, HTMi Switzerland

Mr. Vinoth Prakas, Director of Diplomatic Relations

Mr. Bernie Quinn, Academic Dean, HTMi (Singapore)

Mr. Rohit Bhatia, Director of International Marketing

Mr. Alan Sorensen, International Talent Development & Training Director

Mr. Ian R J Larmour, Managing Director

We would also like to thank all HTMi stakeholders internationally, including all students, graduates, staff, hotel partners, partnership schools and colleges and recruiters globally.

HTMi International Development Group, Corporate Communications Dept. 

25 02, 2018

EMCup 2018

Congratulations to Tibi, Leon, Karin, Kikkie, and Krystal our HTMi EMCup 2018 team. They have worked hard and given an exemplary performance these past months, well done all of you. 
29 01, 2018

Swiss Cultural Evening – Spring 2018

With the New year comes a new semester and new faces. We would like to warmly welcome all students to 2018 with a proud celebration of Swiss culture closing off our first week in Sorenberg. Thank you to all students who participated and organised this event, we look forward to many more celebrating the many cultures you bring to us.

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