Vice President Development Central & Eastern Europe, Wyndham Hotel Group
Areas of Expertise: Exclusive Development Agreement, Franchise Agreement,Management Contract
Christian Michel, a 30-year lodging veteran, was promoted Vice President Development for Wyndham Hotels Group International in May 2007. He is responsible for growing the portfolio of brands and leading the development team in Central and Eastern Europe.
He joined the company in May 2004 as Director of Development for Eastern Europe. Prior to joining the company, he served as General Manager at the Ramada Dubai for Almullah Companies, where he worked for two years renovating successfully the property and managing the operation of 171 rooms and 9 outlets including banquet and outside catering.
Earlier in his career, he was General Manager of 4 Swiss Inn properties in El Gouna, Egypt and before that he worked 10 years in different management positions for Mövenpick Hotels, the largest Swiss Hotel Group.
Christian Michel is a 1989 graduate of the Hotel School Lausanne where he earned a bachelor’s degree of catering trade delivered with honour. Since April 1994, he also holds a Swiss confederation certificate of Marketing Expert.