Vice President Development Europe
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
As Regional Vice President Development for Europe at Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Christian Michel is responsible for leading the company’s growth strategy and execution in the region. Joining the company as Director of Development for Eastern Europe in 2004, Christian’s remit has expanded to more markets over the years, more recently to cover the whole European region. A 40-year industry veteran, Christian served various General Manager positions for recognised hotels brands in different countries, including Ramada by Wyndham, Swiss Inn and Mövenpick Hotels. Christian is a native Swiss and has has lived and worked in the UAE, Egypt and Switzerland, he speaks French, English and German. He holds a bachelor degree in Catering Trade from the Hotel School in Lausanne, as well as a Swiss Confederation Certificate of Marketing. Christian started his career as a professional chef for The Gstaad Palace and food remains one of his biggest passions, along with travelling.