Bowled over by the beauty of Thailand, the General Manager of the Millennium Hilton Bangkok says moving to work here is the best decision she’s ever made
• I joined this industry right after school. Being able to work almost anywhere in the world was a big attraction, and experiencing new cultures first-hand has really been a big reward. This kind of experience can’t be taught or learned from a book.
• I’ve had the opportunity to work in many different countries and territories, including, among them, the United States, Dubai, Nairobi and Johannesburg, and my native Germany. Each place presented its own unique challenges and highlights, so it’s difficult to pick a favourite. But two definitely stand out – Kenya and Thailand.
• Working in Kenya was so different to anything I had ever seen, done and known before, in a positive and also in many negative and eye-opening ways. It was a humbling experience that taught me to appreciate very small things in life, and the beauty of life itself.
• I joined the Millennium Hilton Bangkok in February last year, and it has proven to be one of the best decisions I have made in my life. The colourful culture, the kindness of Thai people, the way of life, and the beauty of this country has surpassed all expectations. And the best part is, I am just at the beginning of this new and wonderful journey.