Regional executives of the newly launched international hotel chain met at the Ramada Plaza Istanbul this weekend to discuss new developments and strategies as well as its state of the art reservation and distribution systems.
The newly formed Swiss Business School will provide essential training for employees of the hotels in the regions where the group is presently operating 30 managed and franchised hotels as well as the new hotels joining the group.
Mr Hans Kennedie, Chief Executive Officer, stated that he expects the chain to grow to 150 hotels within 5 years. He has recently opened a new Service Office in the U.A.E
Regional Directors from Switzerland, Netherlands, Italy, India and South East Asia, China, North Africa, West Africa, Turkey and The Balkan countries attended the meeting.
In the attached photograph: front row from left to right Anupam Narayan, Managing Director India and South East Asia. Sabine von Niederhausen, Director of Licensing and Business School. Henri “Hans” Kennedie, CEO Swiss International Hotels and Resorts. William Bauer, Director of Business Development, Turkey and The Balkans. Dr. Anthony Betts, CEO, Turkey and the Balkans and CEO GRACE Hotel Management International based in Istanbul. Second row centre Don Li, CEO, Swiss International, China.In China there is already an operating hotel in Xiamen, with a second opening in NanChang and a further eight under development including Beijing and Shanghai.