Corinthia Hotels, the internationally-renowned collection of luxury hotels, has won five coveted awards at the 2016 World Travel Awards and World Spa Awards, held at the Forte Village Resort in Sardinia, Italy, on September 4, 2016.
The five-star Corinthia Hotel Prague was awarded the “Czech Republic’s Leading Business Hotel” for the second year running, while Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg took home “Russia’s Leading Conference Hotel.” The hotel’s original flagship and Malta’s leading grande dame hotel, Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa, was awarded “Malta’s Leading Hotel.” ESPA Life at Corinthia, the award-winning spa at Corinthia London, was crowned “England’s Best Hotel Spa 2016.” Corinthia Khartoum’s Presidential Suite was awarded “Sudan’s Leading Hotel Suite.”
“We are proud of these awards. They represent well deserved recognition of the efforts made by our many colleagues in each of our hotels in living the spirit of Corinthia, an endeavor to fulfill our service promise and operate as craftsmen and craftswomen in the field of hospitality, with our leisure, corporate or conference guests,” said Alfred Pisani, Chairman of Corinthia Hotels, operator of the award-winning hotels.
Corinthia Prague: “Czech Republic’s Leading Business Hotel 2016”
Corinthia Hotel Prague is a modern upscale business and leisure hotel, which has recently completed a total refurbishment of their lobby and reception, as well as the launch of the new ground-floor Lounge 62. Since May 2016, the hotel also features 2 brand-new boardrooms on the Lobby Level. This follows on from a 2014 hotel project to upgrade all meetings and events audio-visual infrastructure. Its state-of-the-art conference facilities include touch-screen multimedia information kiosks, built-in screens and projectors, newly built sound and light systems, as well as 4.54×2.55m SI Black screen, the first of its kind in Prague.
Renovated Lobby at Corinthia Prague
Corinthia Palace: “Malta’s Leading Hotel 2016”
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. In November last year, the hotel hosted a banquet during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (26-28 November 2015), which was attended by The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, the former UK Prime Minister David Cameron, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa also hosted Malta’s first artist in residence program in April 2015, organized in partnership with the Malta Tourism Authority.
Corinthia St Petersburg: “Russia’s Leading Conference Hotel 2016”
With its state-of-the-art conference facilities, Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg boasts 17 multi-functional meeting spaces, including the stunning Nevsky Ballroom – elegantly decorated in art deco style and able to accommodate up to 500 people. Corinthia St Petersburg has previously won “Best Congress Hotel in St Petersburg” at the Russian Business Travel & MICE Award in October 2015 and “Russia’s MICE Hotel of the Year” at the Russian Hospitality Awards in February 2016.
Conferences at Corinthia St Petersburg
ESPA Life at Corinthia: “England’s Best Hotel Spa 2016”
ESPA Life is a next generation spa that offers a fully integrated approach to well-being. Working with a globally acclaimed team of naturopaths, traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncturists and herbalists, osteopaths, physiotherapists, personal trainers and spa professionals, the spa creates bespoke lifestyle programs focusing on complementary alternative therapies, fitness, beauty treatments, and hair by Daniel Galvin.
The award-winning ESPA Life at Corinthia recently became the first UK spa to launch a suite of six unique mindfulness therapies, all under one roof. The mental state of a person is equally as important as the physical, and to ensure an equal balance of the two in our everyday lives, ESPA Life at Corinthia has created a suite of treatments that aims to make ‘mindfulness’ accessible. The six mindfulness therapies comprise: ESPA Mindful Massage, ESPA Mindful Facial, Mindful Breathing & Meditation, Mindful Sleep, and two Mindful Fitness sessions.
Corinthia Hotels properties were further nominated in 13 other European and country-specific categories, including “Europe’s Leading Business Hotel 2016” (Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg), “Europe’s Leading Hotel 2016” (Corinthia Hotel London), and “Europe’s Leading Green Hotel 2016” (Corinthia Hotel Lisbon).
Corinthia is a global collection of luxury five-star hotels founded by the Pisani family of Malta in 1962. Since 2000, Corinthia has evolved into a multifaceted public company, trading as International Hotel Investments (IHI) plc, which is the owner, developer and operator of Corinthia Hotels and commercial real estate worldwide. Guided by family values and inspired by the core principles underpinning the Spirit of Corinthia – authenticity, passion, precision and understanding – our focus is on ensuring craftsmanship in the hospitality world and delivering honest, discreet service. Each of Corinthia’s hotels and resorts, in some of the most exciting cities in the world, are a tribute to architectural grandeur and cultural traditions. The Corinthia portfolio features the flagship Corinthia Hotel & Residences in London, as well as award-winning Corinthia Hotels in Budapest, Malta, St Petersburg, Prague, Lisbon, Khartoum and Tripoli. Corinthia recently also announced the acquisition and redevelopment of the landmark Grand Hotel Astoria in Brussels, to be relaunched as a Corinthia Hotel, as well a new luxury beach resort under construction by the Meydan Group in Dubai, to be known as the Corinthia at Meydan Beach. Both hotels are due to open in 2019.
IHI was launched as a publicly traded company in April 2000 by Corinthia Palace Hotel Company Limited, its founder shareholder, which contributed its Corinthia brand and a five-star hotel asset to the company. IHI’s main businesses lie in the hospitality and real estate industries. It acquires and owns hotels in prime locations for the long-term, mostly by way of investments. IHI also manages hotels, mostly as luxury Corinthia Hotels, including properties owned by third-party investors. As it expands its portfolio and develops the Corinthia Hotels brand, it has also become involved in commercial and residential real estate projects, typically in mixed-use developments featuring its hotels. For more information, visit ihiplc.com