Corinthia Hotels has signed agreements with UAE-based Meydan Group to provide technical services and manage a luxury beachfront resort under construction in Dubai. The luxury hotel and residences is the latest in a series of developments being undertaken by Meydan Group, which include large scale mixed-use urban and leisure developments across various prime locations in Dubai.
Corinthia Hotels has appointed Diane Parker to the role of head of sales for the eastern region, USA. Working closely with, Stephane Trycionka, director of sales and marketing at Corinthia London, and with the directors of sales and marketing at Corinthia Hotels in Budapest, Lisbon and Malta, her territories will cover the eastern region of the USA and Canada, Chicago and the Mid-West, as well as Brazil.
Corinthia Hotels has acquired the Hotel Astoria in Brussels. This part-listed, trophy property has stood vacant for ten years, but will now be fully refurbished as the city’s leading luxury hotel, branded the Corinthia Grand Hotel Astoria. The Corinthia Grand Hotel Astoria will comprise 121 bedrooms and suites, as well as extensive banqueting, dining and spa facilities.
Corinthia Hotel Budapest has opened its brand-new Royal Lounge, Hungary’s first lounge dedicated to organisers of MICE events. The Royal Lounge is the first MICE-dedicated lounge to be introduced among Hungary’s grandest hotels. Its state-of-the-art spaces and facilities promise to greatly enhance the comfort and convenience of event organisers, as well as the efficiency of organisational work.
Away from the crowds of Prague and the ossified air of Vienna, Budapest is still somewhat of an undiscovered gem to many western European travellers. At the heart of the city is the Corinthia Hotel, a luxurious property that has taken centre stage for generations. Here Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole calls in to investigate.
Corinthia Hotels has appointed Eric Pere as the new general manager of its landmark hotel in Prague. Formerly general manager of Corinthia hotels in Tripoli and St Petersburg, and bringing over 30 years’ experience across the luxury hospitality industry, Pere will oversee Corinthia Hotel Prague as it continues to thrive among the city’s leading hotels.
Corinthia Hotels has appointed a new UK-based conference and incentives team. Janet Broomfield takes on the role of group director of sales, UK, meetings and events, while Alessia Cappuccini joins as corporate and MICE sales manager. Jane Colbeck-McKinnon will support their work in her role as regional sales coordinator. Working closely with Corinthia director of global corporate and MICE sales, Carey Duckworth, the team will focus on working with key UK MICE agencies.
Corinthia Hotel Budapest has appointed Eszter Kálmán as the hotel’s dedicated tea sommelier, becoming the first and only hotel in the city to offer this expertise. Kálmán joins Corinthia Budapest following an exciting career with The East India Company and as junior tea master in London hotels.
Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa has been named Malta’s Leading Spa Resort at the annual World Travel Awards, held at the Forte Village Resort in Sardinia, Italy.The Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa is the original flagship of Corinthia Hotels, opened in 1968, and is Malta’s leading Grande Dame hotel. Located in the heart of the island, adjacent to the Presidential Palace, the 150-room five-star Corinthia Palace exudes grace and historic charm.
The Corinthia Hotel Budapest has unveiled four fully remodelled one-bedroom Executive Suites. These luxury suites are the newest in Budapest and offer a remarkable combination of fresh, spacious and elegant interiors, measuring 70 m2. Guests staying in the Executive Suites also receive complimentary access to the Executive Lounge and the Royal Spa.