New GM for Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg in Russia

Before joining Corinthia Hotels, Eric was Director of Development with Orient Express Hotels, and prior to that, General Manager of the luxurious Bora Bora Lagoon Resort & Spa in the South Pacific.

Eric has traveled extensively throughout his hotel career and has gained invaluable knowledge and experience through senior management positions with leading hotels such as the Hotel Port Palace in Monte Carlo, the Savoy Group’s Berkeley Hotel in London, and the Hotel La Samanna on the island of St. Martin in the Caribbean.

Eric graduated in hotel management from the School of Hotel Administration in Paris and has also received accreditation from Cornell University in New York, and the Institute of Hotel Management International in France.

“St. Petersburg presents a whole new set of opportunities to Eric. He has been with Corinthia for some time, and we now look forward to seeing him lead our team at Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg,” said the company’s Chief Operating Officer Liam Lambert.

Following extensive refurbishment and restructuring work, the 400-room luxury Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg was re-launched with more bedrooms and more facilities under one roof than any other luxury five-star hotel in the city. The hotel, together with grand properties on either side of it on the city’s main boulevard, was acquired as an operating hotel in 2002 by International Hotel Investments plc. (IHI).

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IHI, which is the owner, developer, and operator of all Corinthia Hotels, has since invested a further Euro€100 million in the total refurbishment of the original hotel, complete with a new grand foyer, a new restaurant, and new bars. The adjoining buildings on either side of the hotel were demolished and carefully reconstructed with ornate facades matching their original splendor, rebuilt using traditional techniques. The hotel also has the city’s first grand ballroom in a five-star hotel.

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Also in Russia today, City.Mobi is celebrating the success of its new guide to Moscow.

City.Mobi offers the most comprehensive mobile travel guides available, with over 800 cities in 200 countries listed. Each is developed by the City.Mobi team to combine into a single global travel directory.

However, each city retains its own mobile identity via a dedicated domain. Already on offer are Brussels.Mobi, Paris.Mobi, Sanfrancisco.Mobi and Sydney.Mobi.

Moscow.mobi is the latest in this illustrious line up, offering click to call functionality – which means no scribbling down telephone numbers.

Most entries are also linked to websites where users can quickly access more detailed information if needed.

Other key features include information on accommodation, restaurants, attractions, entertainment, nightlife, shopping, and transport.

City.Mobi guides include user reviews and traveller utilities such as a translation guide, currency converter, news and local weather guide.