Michelle Yin is a recent graduate from the Cornell School of Hotel Administration with a Bachelor’s degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management together with a minor in Real Estate. She joined Horwath HTL Atlanta, USA in June 2014 as an Intern and returned as an Analyst in August 2015 upon graduation. She is involved in various projects in hotel development, market research & analysis, and hotel asset management. Michelle joined the Horwath HTL team in Beijing, China, in August 2016.
Michelle is a native of China, and is proficient in both Mandarin Chinese and English. Michelle has extensive and international experience in the hotel and real estate industry. She started her career in hospitality as a server in the Jin Jiang International Hotel in Tangshan, China. After that, she gained further work experience in the F&B Department and Banquet Department at the Statler Hotel in Ithaca, NY.
To further develop her expertise in real estate and finance, Michelle completed financial consulting training with the firm MassMutual Hong Kong. She interned with Knight Frank in Singapore and worked on a project launch with the marketing team. She also worked as Finance Assistant at The Ritz London Hotel Finance and Accounting Department.
Michelle is ServSafe certified, TIPS certified, and a certified wedding planner by the Bridal Society. During her time at Cornell, she worked as a Teaching Assistant in various areas. Michelle is also the founding President of the Cornell Chapter of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, an instructor for Cornell Piano Society, and a volunteer at Cornell Elderly Partnership.