Jie Bao’s past, present and future

A Vatel 2007 alumnus, for the past two years Jie Bao has been the F&B Manager of the boutique hotel The Yihi Mansions in Nanjing, China.

Jie Bao’s past, present and future

Nestled under trees in the Marble Tree Alley, this hotel is a part of the local heritage protection program and in November, 2014, will be joining the prestigious Relais & Chateaux group.


Why did you come to Vatel in France and what memories do you have of the time you spent with us?

I was a supervisor at the Shangri-La Hotel Nanjing and I wanted to get a diploma recognized in China. I learned in my courses and practical application work everything I need for the job I’m doing today. I’ve also got very fond memories of my second internship at the Terre Blanche Hotel in Provence.


What did you do from the time you graduated up until now?

I worked at the Commune by Great Wall Hotel and then Kempinski Beijing and finally at the Aman at Summer Palace Beijing before participating in the launch of the hotel where I work today.


What are your upcoming projects?

Working on everything that being a part of the Relais & Chateaux group means in terms of special events. Then, in the long term, I’ll look for new opportunities in opening luxury boutique hotels associated with famous brands such as the Aman Resorts or the Four Seasons.

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