Corinthia buoyed by awards haul

Corinthia Hotels International has announced that two of its hotels, the five-star Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal in Budapest and the Corinthia Atlantic Hotel in The Gambia, have won the prestigious ‘Hungary’s Leading Hotel’ and ‘The Gambia’s leading hotel’ awards respectively in the international 14th Annual World Travel Awards 2007.The ceremony took place on the 9th October at The Sage, in Newcastle Gateshead, England.

Accepting the Award, Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal General Manager Adrian Ellis said “Together with my colleague, General Manager Sylvain Chauvet from the Corinthia Atlantic Hotel in The Gambia, we are proud and honoured to be receiving this prestigious award, which we dedicate entirely to our employees, whose tireless efforts and dedication to duties made all this possible. Our hotels now proudly join an elite international band of hotels that have been similarly recognised for their outstanding qualities”

Apart from the two winning hotels, three other Corinthia Hotels were also nominated among the finalists for the awards. These were the Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa in Malta, the Corinthia Khamsa Hotel in Tunisia and the Corinthia Nevskij Palace Hotel in St Petersburg, Russia, who were all nominated for the Leading Business Hotel award in their respective countries. The Corinthia Nevskij Palace Hotel was further nominated in the Best Conference Hotel and Best Suite Hotel categories for Russia.

Hailed by the Wall Street Journal, as ‘The Oscars of the Travel Industry’, the World Travel Awards are the most comprehensive and most prestigious awards programme in the global travel industry today. Attended by the captains of industry, the World Travel Awards ceremonies are highly regarded as the event and forum that serves to acknowledge, reward and celebrate the enormous achievements found in all sectors of the global travel industry.

The Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal is a complete renovation of the 19th century Hotel Royal building, which first opened for Budapest’s Millennium exhibition in 1896, and which has now been restored to its original splendour. The hotel’s fa├žade, as well as the main ballroom, are original, while traditional architecture was blended with modern style to create a unique harmony in other parts of the building. The hotel has 414 luxurious rooms and the largest state-of-the-art conference and exhibition centre in any five-star hotel in Hungary.
The Corinthia Atlantic Hotel is set in extensive gardens on The Gambia’s spectacular 50km-long unspoiled coastline and only a 10-minute walk away from the centre of the Country’s capital Banjul. It is one of the longest established and best renowned hotels in The Gambia. The hotel is ideally located only 20 minutes away from the International airport and provides wonderful opportunities for both a relaxing and a more adventurous holiday. The hotel’s 204 rooms offer superb comfort and panoramic views of the great River Gambia and the surrounding tropical gardens. An amazing array of facilities in the hotel combines to offer an exotic holiday experience of a lifetime.