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03/15/2020 IHG Careers Team

"Smart" youths at Holiday Inn Express

Work happily and enjoy life. At IHG, we embrace diversity and focus on employee growth and career development. Our employees are committed, diligent and motivated. They are also young people who love to sing, dance, play the guitar, and change their faces at the Sichuan opera. We love their true personalities, respect their career vision, and hope to help their career development at IHG through our training and career development system.

 

 

Xu Yanting Amy, Holiday Inn Express Chengdu New Hope Wuhou, Front desk

Q: Is there any special reason why you chose to join Holiday Inn Express?

Amy: I joined Holiday Inn Express in 2017 and have now been working here for two years. I like the Holiday Inn Express brand, the working environment, and my colleagues. I feel welcome here!

Q: What do you think working at Holiday Inn Express has done to help your career development?

Amy: The company's leadership team value us very much, and will give us a lot of room and opportunity to grow. In the two years I’ve been working at the hotel, I have grown and learnt a lot. I am also very fortunate to have colleagues who love to work, and enjoy working with me to deliver success.

Q: Any words of advice for those who want to join Holiday Inn Express?

Amy: I hope people will join our big family, where we can all develop and make a lot of progress together.

 

 

Jiang Pengju, Knight. Holiday Inn Express Zhangjiagang Dongcheng, Guest Services Director

Q: Does working at Holiday Inn Express impact your personal life and hobbies?

Knight: At first I thought that if I wanted to achieve a lot in my work, I would have to sacrifice some of my personal life and hobbies. However, after joining Holiday Inn Express, my understanding changed, and I can give full attention to both my life outside of work and even in work itself.

Q: What do you think working at Holiday Inn Express has done to help your career development?

Knight: Whilst working at Holiday Inn Express, I have a developed a deep understanding of the housekeeping department, engineering security department, kitchen and many other departments in the hotel. I have also built good relationships with the finance and sales teams which has grown my understanding of these departments. By gaining a deeper, more comprehensive understanding of the overall operation and management of the hotel, these experiences will play an important role in my career development.

Q: Any words of advice for those who want to join the Holiday Inn Express?

Knight: In life there are many paths to take. Although each one can be challenging, the destination at the end is worthwhile. I am very happy to have taken the path of Holiday Inn Express where not only is it a wonderful destination, but there scenery was beautiful along the way.

 

 

Tong Lifeng Alex
Holiday Inn Express Tai'an Center, General Manager

Q: Is there any special reason why you chose to join Holiday Inn Express?

Alex: The post of General Manager of Holiday Inn Express is great for my career development. It enables to improve my experience by fully managing the business of a hotel, broadening my horizons for the future.

Q: What do you think working at Holiday Inn Express has done to help your career development?

Alex: Holiday Inn Express requires managers to understand "to make the most of limited resources" in daily hotel management. It also requires management skills, leading a good team, achieving goals and importantly learning effective communication and maintaining the good relationships with owners. The training and accumulation of these abilities has had a very positive impact on my career development.

Q: Any words of advice for those who want to join the Holiday Inn Express?

Alex: Grasp the opportunity you get at Holiday Inn Express. Do a good job, take advantage of the opportunity to learn your specific role and about other roles in the hotel. Don't be afraid of hard work, stay alert, learn as much as possible about other business areas in the hotel, and plan for your career future.

 

 

Lai Yujia Jason
Holiday Inn Express Foshan Chancheng, Chef

Q: Does working at Holiday Inn Express impact your personal life and hobbies?

Jason: No, I like cooking very much. Every time a guest praises the food I cook, it makes me very happy. I am outgoing and enjoy having lots of opportunities to communicate with customers in the hotel.

Q: What do you think working at Holiday Inn Express has done to help your career development?

Jason: There are many foreign guests in our hotel which has really helped with my ability to learn and speak English. The words I learn each day add to my vocabulary, ready to use the next day onward. Although I didn’t understand many words at the beginning, I can now easily communicate in the restaurant area. This makes me really happy! I am also very proud to work for Holiday Inn Express! Under the standards of an international brand, I feel that my professionalism has greatly improved.

Q: Any words of advice for those who want to join the Holiday Inn Express?

Jason: Everyone is welcome to join us! You will also love this place to work!

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