Corinthia Hotels has announced the appointment of international hotelier Jesper Bo Henriksen as the general manager of Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg.
With 12 years’ experience as general manager, this new role will see Henriksen overseeing the day-to-day business operations of the hotel, as Corinthia St. Petersburg continues to develop itself among the city’s leading five-star hotels.
Jesper will be responsible for running the daily operations at the Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg ensuring optimal level of guest and employee satisfaction as well as profitability.
Moving from the Radisson Royal Hotel in Moscow, one of Stalin’s legendary ‘Seven Sisters’ skyscrapers, to his new address in the nineteenth-century building on Nevsky Prospect, Henriksen joins Corinthia St. Petersburg following a successful career spanning 34 years’ hotel experience in nine different cities worldwide.
Jesper is an hotelier through and through.
He has worked his way up the rungs in the hospitality industry, starting as a bellboy in his native Denmark in the 1980’s, and gradually progressing through a sales career path, arriving at his latest appointment as General Manager of the five-star Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg.
His enthusiasm to achieve a unique combination of historical flavour, modern infrastructure and world-class service in his hotels embodies the ‘Spirit of Corinthia’.
During his 30-year employment in the hospitality industry, Henriksen has gained experience worldwide, having worked in France, the United Arab Emirates and his native Denmark before becoming a general manager for the first time in 2002.
Since then, he was been appointed as a general manager six times, working in cities including Brussels, Paris, Johannesburg and Moscow.
“Joining Corinthia in St. Petersburg feels like the perfect next step for me.
“I believe my own values blend seamlessly with the value system of Corinthia’s service promise - Craftsmanshp of Care, and my experience from my previous three years in a leading hotel in Moscow will prove to be indispensable in my new role,” said Henriksen.