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The first two projects took place in two villages near Dar es Salaam, in Tanzania. The third will benefit over 2,000 villagers in Kigunga in eastern Uganda.

The project is vital for several reasons: for years the majority of the Kigunga community has been dependent on shallow wells as their main sources of water for drinking and domestic use. This dirty water is guaranteed to cause sickness; in fact, much of the community has suffered from water-borne illnesses such as diarrhea worms, river blindness, skin infections and cholera, amongst others. Paying for medicine to resolve these health issues puts a significant burden on what are already very poor families. Furthermore, women and children were walking 15km a day to reach these sources, sometimes to find that they had run dry.

The new borehole will put a clean, local and sustainable source of water in close proximity to the village. It will also be positioned in a cattle corridor and will therefore also reach people passing through with their livestock. Overall, the project will bring a substantial change to the beneficiaries’ health and wellbeing.

“We are delighted that Corinthia Hotels, a Just a Drop Premier Partner, is supporting their third clean water project with the charity - their second this year,” said Fiona Jeffery OBE, Chairman and Founder, Just a Drop. Jeffery also noted that, “Currently, women and children are having to walk up to five hours per day. With Corinthia Hotels’ funding, Just a Drop, together with local partner BORCCH, will install a borehole and hand-pump in this village, and provide hygiene and sanitation training. This means the support given by Corinthia Hotels will genuinely change the lives of this community.”

Mr. Pisani, in announcing the Uganda project, noted “Corinthia Hotels is so pleased to be able to support our third Just a Drop project in Africa, a continent with so much potential. Such a basic necessity such as clean drinking water, which most of us take for granted, can be secured so simply for these villages. In 15 years, Just a Drop has provided life sustaining clean water and brighter futures for an estimated 1.5 million children and their families, across 30 countries worldwide. We at Corinthia are proud to play a small part, through our on-going support of Just a Drop, in making a difference village by village.”

PHOTO: Alfred Pisani, Founder and Group Chairman of Corinthia Hotels, and Corporate Patron of Just a Drop

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Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain attends banquet at Corinthia Palace Hotel

ATTARD, Malta - The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, made a State Visit to Malta to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Valletta from November 26 to 28. The Prince of Wales, accompanied by The Duchess of Cornwall, also attended CHOGM in support of The Queen.

On the evening of Friday, November 27, The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, and The Duchess of Cornwall, attended the traditional CHOGM dinner for 120 guests at the Corinthia Palace Hotel, Attard, Malta. Guests included foreign dignitaries from across the Commonwealth, UK Prime Minister David Cameron, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

The Queen greeting Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau and Justin Trudeau at the CHOGM dinner

The hotel was selected to host the dinner due to its location opposite the Presidential Palace in Malta, its reputation as one of the classic grand dame hotels of Malta and its expertise in delivering state banquets. 


Corinthia co-sponsors World Tourism Awards at WTM


Nov 09, 2012

Jorie Butler Kent, Vice Chairman, Abercrombie & Kent, and Founder and President, Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy; Oman Sail; and the City of New Orleans were presented with the 2012 World Tourism Awards in a ceremony on November 5, 2012 at World Travel Market, Excel Centre, London.

The World Tourism Awards, celebrating its 15th anniversary, are co-sponsored by American Express, Corinthia Hotels, International Herald Tribune, and Reed Travel Exhibitions. Inaugurated in 1997, the World Tourism Award was established to recognize “the extraordinary initiatives by individuals, companies, organizations, destinations, and attractions for outstanding accomplishments in the travel industry.”

This year, the three award recipients were honored for their dedication to sustainable tourism, preservation of natural and cultural heritage, as well as forging tourism partnerships to overcome challenging times.

Presenting the awards on behalf of the sponsors were Janet Libert, Editor-in-Chief, Executive Travel Magazine, American Express Publishing; Liam Lambert, Chief Operating Officer, Corinthia Hotels; Patrick M. Falconer, Managing Director – UK, Northern Europe, Middle East and Africa, the New York Times/International Herald Tribune; and Fiona Jeffrey OBE, Chairman, World Travel Market.

The first award honored Jorie Butler Kent, Vice Chairman, Abercrombie & Kent and Founder and President, Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy, in recognition for “her development of Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy, and its commitment to sustainable tourism by sponsoring grassroots projects dedicated to preserving natural habitats, protecting wildlife, and promoting the welfare of indigenous communities throughout the world.”

The second award honored Oman Sail, in recognition for “its contribution to tourism development through the sport of sailing to teach youth and empower women with valuable, transferable life skills, and instilling confidence, as well as rekindling Oman’s maritime heritage, raising the country’s global profile as a high-end tourist destination.” Accepting the award on behalf of Omail Sail was HE Maitha Al Mahrouqi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Tourism And Chairwoman Of Oman Sail.

The third award honored the City of New Orleans, in recognition for “its extraordinary success in the transformation and rebirth of the tourism industry post-Katrina and in the wake of the DeepWater Horizon oil spill, spurring new economic growth and jobs, to make tourism New Orleans’ largest industry once again.” Accepting the award on behalf of Hon. Mitch Landrieu, Mayor of the City of New Orlean, was Scott Hutcheson, Senior Advisor to the Mayor for Cultural Economy.

The World Tourism Award itself is an exquisite Baccarat Crystal, “as spectacular as its meteoric namesake, the stunning clear crystal Shooting Star creation by David Tisdale for Baccarat celebrates extraordinary vision and leadership.”

PHOTO (From left to right): Liam Lambert, Chief Operating Officer, Corinthia Hotels; Patrick Falconer, Managing Director - United Kingdom, Northern Europe, Middle East And Africa, The New York Times/International Herald Tribune; Jorie Butler Kent, Vice Chairman, Abercrombie & Kent, Founder and President, Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy; Scott Hutcheson, Senior Advisor To The Mayor For Cultural Economy, on Behalf Of Hon. Mitch Landrieu, Mayor Of The City Of New Orleans; H. E. Maitha Al Mahrouqi, Undersecretary, Oman Ministry Of Tourism, Chairwoman Of Oman Sail; Fiona Jeffery OBE, Chairman, World Travel Market And Just A Drop; and Janet Libert, Editor-In-Chief, Executive Travel Magazine, American Express Publishing






April 30, 2012 - In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Corinthia Hotels, a luxury collection of properties in some of Europe’s finest capitals, launched a special “One in Five” offer for the conference and events market. To qualify, a planner must book a meeting for at least five people, whereby the fifth delegate stays for free. The offer is valid at all Corinthia Hotels, which are located in London, Lisbon, Prague, Budapest, St. Petersburg, Tripoli, and in Malta at the Corinthia Hotel St. Georges Bay and Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa.    

The 50th anniversary celebration offer applies for new meetings and conferences booked and confirmed between 1st April and 30th August, 2012 and held by 31st March 2013.  Planners can find all details online at

The award-winning Corinthia Hotels are renowned for their world-class meeting and conference expertise and service through its dedicated Events at Corinthia program, which is especially popular with American meeting planners.  Paula Mitchell, Director of Higher Education, Council of International Schools in Ithaca, New York, was responsible for organizing the CIS Forum on International Admission and Guidance, an annual membership conference, at the Corinthia Hotel Lisbon recently.  In addition to the hotel’s excellent conference facilities, comfortable accommodation, convenient and accessible location, Ms. Mitchell said, “Corinthia’s most noteworthy asset is the superb team of professionals employed across all facets of their operations.  Attentive, careful and prompt service was delivered with immense skill, warmth and friendliness.  In every instance, this talented team demonstrated their full commitment to the success of our event and each individual found ways to go above and beyond in offering the finest service.”   

California-based ROTH Capital Partners’ Director of Marketing, Isabel Mattson-Pain, gave similar praise following a conference she organized at The Corinthia Hotel London for 60 high level financial executives. “The Corinthia Hotel London was perfect for us,” said Ms. Mattson-Pain. “The service was impeccable, and the personalized attention exceeded our expectations on every level from booking the rooms to selecting the space, menus and equipment for the event. Hotel is amazingly beautiful and functional and made it an especially memorable experience for all of us.”

 Events at Corinthia – the Promise

Events at Corinthia recently launched its new online brochure that is applicable for all Corinthia Hotel properties.  “The Promise,” guarantees complimentary Wi-Fi in main meeting room, response to requests for proposals within 24 hours, dedicated event manager in all hotels, an organizer suite with Wi-Fi, fax, printer, complimentary mobile phone for organizer.

For more information on Corinthia Hotel’s 50th anniversary “one in five” offer and details on Events at Corinthia, visit

About Corinthia Hotels

Corinthia is a collection of hotels founded by the Pisani family of Malta. We are in our 50th year of business and growing. Corinthia is a family-inspired business, with family values underpinning the Spirit of Corinthia, meaning that we look out for one another, support one another and positively encourage one another. As a hotel business, we focus on giving honest, discreet service. We see ourselves as craftsmen in the world of hospitality, valuing authenticity, energy, precision and understanding. Each of the hotels and resorts we have created in some of the most exciting places in the world is a tribute to local architecture and cultural traditions. The Corinthia portfolio includes the newly-opened flagship Corinthia Hotel in London, as well as award-winning Corinthia Hotels in Budapest, Malta, Prague, St Petersburg, Tripoli, Lisbon and Khartoum.

Corinthia Hotels is owned by International Hotel Investments (IHI), a publicly-traded company in Malta. CHI Hotels & Resorts Limited is a wholly-owned member of the IHI Group which manages Corinthia Hotels. For more information, please visit

Editorial Contact in US:

Karen Hoffman/Sarah McHeffey
The Bradford Group
Tel:  (212) 447-0027
Fax:  (212) 725 8253


October 4, 2011-The five-star Corinthia Hotel Lisbon was named a 2011 Gold Magellan Award Winner this week for its outstanding business and conference services in the Hotel/Resort Category. The prestigious Travel Weekly Magellan Awards each year honor the best in travel and salute the outstanding travel professionals behind it all.

Roderick Micallef, General Manager of Corinthia Hotel Lisbon, said, “It is an honor for us to be selected by such a distinguished panel of judges to be named a 2011 Gold Magellan Award winner. The Corinthia Hotel Lisbon strives for excellence in all of its services, especially in regards to our Meeting and Incentives’ Events at Corinthia promises.”

With its state-of-the-art conference facilities, The Corinthia Hotel
Lisbon boasts the largest Hotel conference center in Lisbon. The hotel gained recognition as the top conference center hotel in Portugal in 2009 when it was named ‘Best Events Hotel’ at the third edition of the Events Annual Gala that took place in Oporto, Portugal. This coincided with the launch of the “Meet for Free” campaign, which offers free meeting space for groups of ten rooms or more. This campaign was extremely successful, providing meeting and event planners with the best value for money and leading to a sharp increase in conference and corporate meetings business for the year for the hotel. The program has now been re-launched as “back by popular demand” for all bookings received by the end of January 2012.

The luxurious Corinthia Hotel Lisbon is located in the heart of the financial district, a short distance from the historic city center, as well as the Lisbon International Airport. The modern, stylish hotel offers stunning views of the 18th century Aqueduct and beautiful Monsanto Natural Park. The hotel is owned by Malta-based International Hotel Investments (IHI) and operated by CHI Hotels & Resorts, a joint venture between IHI and the Wyndham Hotel Group.

About Corinthia Hotels
Corinthia Hotels is a collection of five-star hotels founded by the
Pisani family of Malta. The Corinthia brand remains true to its roots as a family business, fired by a passion for craftsmanship of care, devotion to detail and intuitive, warm services. Each of our luxury hotels and resorts created in some of the most intriguing areas of the world is a unique tribute to local architecture and cultural traditions. Members of Corinthia’s extended family are committed to the values of honest and discreet service. 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 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 addition to the portfolio is Corinthia Hotel London, which will soon be followed by Corinthia Taormina Golf Resort in Sicily, Italy, due to open in 2012.

For more information about Corinthia Hotels, please visit