Luxury brand Corinthia Hotels kept its annual appointment with the American press and travel industry during a breakfast held at the prestigious New York Athletic Club in New York City on October 13. The event was hosted by Tony Potter, CEO and managing director of CHI Hotels & Resorts, the exclusive operator of Corinthia Hotels worldwide, who talked about new developments at Corinthia Hotels, including more details about the Corinthia Hotel London, scheduled for an early 2011 opening.
Joining Tony Potter at the Corinthia Hotels press event were HE Saviour F. Borg, ambassador and permanent representative of Malta to the United Nations; Alexandra Pisani, daughter of Alfred Pisani, founder and chairman of the Malta based Corinthia Group; and Stefania Cappello, daughter of Joe Cappello, CEO of Air Malta.
Mr. Potter also took the occasion to announce the 2010 honorees of the 13th edition of the annual World Tourism Awards, which were presented on November 8 at World Travel Market in London, England. The World Tourism Award, inaugurated in 1997, was established to recognize “the extraordinary initiatives by individuals, companies, organizations, destinations, and attractions for outstanding accomplishments in the travel industry.”
This year’s honorees, who are being awarded for their dedication to sustainable tourism and the preservation of natural and cultural heritage, are The Travel Foundation in the UK, Royal Caribbean Cruises’ Ocean Fund, and the Museum for African Art, (New York City). Corinthia Hotels, together with American Express, International Herald Tribune, and Reed Travel Exhibitions, co-sponsored this prestigious award.
ABOUT CORINTHIA HOTELS
Corinthia Hotels is an internationally-acclaimed brand of luxury hotels founded by the Pisani family of Malta in the 1960s. The Corinthia brand is true to its roots as a family business, fired by a determination to succeed, an infinite devotion to detail, and a boundless passion for understanding and serving its customers. All Corinthia hotels feature extensive leisure and business traveler facilities and are renowned for their uniqueness of character. Corinthia Hotels’ portfolio includes the award-winning Corinthia Hotel Budapest in Hungary, Corinthia Hotel Prague in the Czech Republic, Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg in Russia, and Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa in Malta. The portfolio also features the splendid Corinthia Hotel St. George’s Bay in Malta, the superior five-star Corinthia Hotel Tripoli in Libya, and the modern Corinthia Hotel Lisbon in Portugal. The latest additions to the Corinthia Hotels portfolio are the Corinthia Hotel London – due to open in early 2011, and the Corinthia Taormina Golf Resort in Sicily, Italy – due to open in 2012.
For more information on Corinthia Hotels, visit: www.corinthia.com .
PHOTO: HE Saviour F. Borg, ambassador and permanent representative of Malta to the United Nations; Alexandra Pisani, daughter of Alfred Pisani, founder and chairman of Corinthia Group; Tony Potter, CEO and managing director, CHI Hotels & Resorts; Jean Paul Kyrillos, vice president and publisher, Travel and Leisure (American Express Publishing); Janine Imbriaco, New York Times representing International Herald Tribune; Betsy O’Rourke, senior vice president marketing, Royal Caribbean International; and Greg Hybl, vice president, Travel & Entertainment Merchant Services, American Express.