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Corinthia St. Petersburg targets growing luxury wedding market in Russi

ST PETERSBURG, Russia - Italian designer Mauro Adami, renowned for his 2008 Platinum wedding dress worth nearly $400,000, showcased his new 2016 collection of wedding dresses at Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg on October 10, 2015. The five-star hotel, located in the heart of the city of Nevsky Prospect, partnered with Adami, who personally attended the event, to further boost its reputation as one of the city’s leading wedding locations.

The Wedding Fashion Show at Corinthia St Petersburg saw 20 dresses from the 2016 collection showcased. Adami’s wedding dresses are the embodiment of Italian chic and were presented against a unique backdrop, which was specially created for the show. After the catwalk, guests were invited into the showroom to talk to Adami about his creations, get a closer look at the dresses and even try them on. 

Corinthia St. Petersburg is one of the city’s leading wedding venues, and is has successfully tapped into the country’s rapidly expanding luxury bridal market. From the hotel’s stunning art deco style Nevsky Ballroom and its refined in-house catering for the special day to its unrivaled Royal Suite for the wedding night, Corinthia St. Petersburg and its dedicated events team promise weddings full of luxury and attention to detail. For more information, please click here

Mauro Adami is the owner of the bridal fashion house Domo Adami (domoadami.com), founded in 1993 in the small town of Vigevano, 30km from Milan. Originally a wedding dress brand, it soon became a global bridal brand, encompassing all details of a wedding – from jewelry to shoes to tableware.

Adami’s $400,000 ‘Platinum Dress’ – made of over 40 meters of silk sewn with platinum thread which gives the gown a delicate metallic allure – was created for the 2008 Hatton Garden Jewelry Week in London. It is still among the top five most expensive wedding dresses today.


Jun 05, 2013

The opulent, five-star Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg is the preferred hotel in the city for international celebrities. Recently, the hotel welcomed a very special guest, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award-winning musician, Marky Ramone, drummer of the legendary group The Ramones.

“It is my third visit to St. Petersburg, and I am happy to stay in this comfortable and elegant hotel with such a friendly and hospitable staff,” said the musician.

The Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg’s central location, on the world-famous Nevsky Prospect, is perfect for daily excursions to the city’s many magnificent sights. The hotel offers superior levels of comfort, including a collection of five restaurants and bars serving stunning local and international cuisine, a fitness center sauna, massage, solarium, health treatments, and an outdoor sun terrace. The Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg is a short distance away from the St. Petersburg airport and has a metro station nearby.

Source: corinthia.com

18TH October 2012 - Corinthia Hotels announces that its five-star Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa in Malta and its Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg in Russia, were among Europe's travel elite to walk off with top honors at a World Travel Awards (WTA) ceremony hosted in the Algarve on Saturday 6th October 2012. The former has been voted ‘Malta’s Leading Hotel’ for the fourth consecutive year, whereas the latter was named ‘Russia’s leading Conference Hotel’. 
The luxury Corinthia Hotels brand is this year celebrating its 50th Anniversary.
Other Corinthia hotels that featured prominently among the WTA finalists in various categories included the Corinthia Hotel London, Corinthia Hotel Budapest, Corinthia Hotel St George’s Bay and Corinthia Hotel Lisbon.
Hailed as ‘The Oscars of the Travel Industry’ by the global media, World Travel Awards is acknowledged across the globe as the ultimate travel accolade, and highlights and rewards those travel brands that have made the greatest contribution to the industry over the past year. A packed delegation of VIPs, senior tourism figures and international media travelled from 35 nations to attend the event.
Set in extensive landscaped gardens, the Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa, the ‘Grand Lady’ of Malta’s luxury hotels, was the very first hotel to fly the Corinthia flag when it opened in 1968 in the presence of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.  Since then, the world renowned hotel has become the benchmark for excellence in Malta’s luxury hotel sector and the catalyst for the worldwide expansion of the ‘Corinthia Hotels’ brand.
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).
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 splendour, rebuilt using traditional techniques. The hotel also has the city’s first grand ballroom in a five-star hotel.
Underlining the depth and quality of the travel and tourism sector across Europe Graham E. Cooke, President and Founder, World Travel Awards said: “During times of economic austerity world-class brands come into their own, and the winners at our Europe Ceremony represent the cream of the continent.”

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, passion, 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 and Lisbon. 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 corinthia.com.

About World Travel Awards
The World Travel Awards was launched in 1993 to acknowledge and recognise excellence in the global travel and tourism industry. Now celebrating its 19th Anniversary, it is regarded as the very highest achievement that a travel product could hope to receive. WTA has developed into the most prestigious and comprehensive awards programme in travel and tourism, and is recognised worldwide as the hallmark of industry excellence. The Wall Street Journal is among the many media that have heralded WTA as “the Oscar’s of the travel industry”. Attended by senior executives from major travel companies, operators and destinations, WTA events are universally respected as providing established, top-level networking opportunities, regionally and globally.
In Photo: Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa general manager Italico Rota receiving the award from World Travel Awards’ Group  Commercial Director Chris Frost.
Editorial Contact in US: 
Karen Hoffman/ Sarah McHeffey
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For media enquiries relating to Corinthia Hotels:
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Director of Public Relations
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E-mail: manuel.briffa@corinthia.com

Mr. Eric Pere with the Award
September 27th, 2012 - The five -star Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg has been selected for the second time to receive “The Best Congress Hotel in St Petersburg” Award. The third edition of the Russian professional awards in the field of business tourism was held in Moscow on September 18, in the presence of over 300 representatives of business travel and MICE industry and journalists. Russian Business Travel & MICE Award - for the best companies and enterprises in the business travel and MICE, was launched in 2010 by the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Business Travel magazine and the conference.ru portal.
The project covers all segments of the business travel market - hotels in Moscow, St. Petersburg and other regions of the country, congress centers, conference, incentive and event organizers in Russia and abroad, business travel agencies, airlines for business travellers, and national tourism offices.

Open voting on the Internet began on July 1
st and ended 10 days before the ceremony. Voting lasted for nearly two and a half months. During this time, a record number of votes was received - 88,000, one and a half times more than the previous year.


The winners are determined by a specially set up advisory council.  It included representatives of leading Russian and international companies - large customers of business travel and MICE services in Russia.  Winners in 19 categories were selected, among which Best congress hotel in Moscow, Best congress hotel, Moscow Region, Best congress hotel in St. Petersburg, Best Regional congress hotel, Best organizer of conferences, Best  airline for business travelers, and others.


The award was presented to the Hotel General Manager Mr. Eric Pere. Addressing the audience, he thanked all who took part in the vote as well as the event organizers.  Eric Pere emphasized that the award is the result of a joint effort by the entire hotel team to ensure optimum conditions for business events held in the hotel.  “With  the largest meeting space of its kind in any five-star hotel  in City of St Petersburg , we are proud to contribute to the development of business tourism in the Northern capital, which helps to attract an increasing number of new visitors to the city”, - he added.
The five-star Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg is ideally located in the heart of St Petersburg in two historical buildings of the 19th century. The hotel offers 388 comfortable and elegant rooms, 15 fully equipped up-to-date meeting rooms with a total capacity up to 1000 people, providing an ideal venue for conferences, banquets and special events.  The high level of service of the Corinthia hotel St. Petersburg has been appreciated by local and international representatives of the business community, world-famous personalities, and many corporate clients.
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About Corinthia Hotels

Governor Valentina Matvienko and International Hotel Investments Chairman Alfred   Pisani  at the foundation stone laying ceremony.


The extension and refurbishment project of the Corinthia Nevskij Palace Hotel as the leading hotel in St Petersburg, Russia, took a major step forward with the laying of a foundation stone by her Excellency Valentina Matvienko, Governor of St. Petersburg.

The Chairman of International Hotel Investments plc (IHI), Mr Alfred Pisani, visited St. Petersburg for the occasion and affirmed IHI's commitment to invest further in the City. "We are very confident of the future of St Petersburg, both as a tourism destination, as also as an important political and economic hub. This augurs well for our project, and indeed underpins our decision to invest a further Euro 75 million in the Nevskij Palace Hotel, by way of upgrading the current facilities, as also re-developing three buildings on either side of our property", Mr Pisani told guests attending the ceremony.

Governor Matvienko welcomed the investment and confirmed the City's commitment to supporting IHI's plans for St Petersburg. The Nevskij project is scheduled for completion in late 2007.

The project features the refurbishment of all public areas in the current hotel and principally the total re-organisation of the hotel lobby, befitting a world-class sense of arrival. The project will also include the upgrade and redevelopment all the hotel's restaurants.

In addition, the project will feature the extension of the Hotel into the adjoining building at 59 Nevskij Prospekt. This extension will house an additional 105 executive standard bedrooms and a 250m2 Presidential Suite, bringing the hotel's total inventory to close to 400 bedrooms. The new bedrooms will be supported by a separate executive club lounge, where guests can avail themselves of separate check-in and lounge facilities. Besides, the extension will feature the city's first hotel conference centre, with some 14 state-of-the-art meeting rooms including a Grand Ballroom. Over 1,000 guests can be accommodated in the conference centre, thus enabling Corinthia to internationally market St Petersburg as a top class destination for meetings and events for international companies. 

    At 55 Nevskij Prospekt, the project will feature the development of Nevskij Plaza, a prestigious, elite commercial centre. The first two floors of Nevskij Plaza will house exclusive and upscale retail outlets, while the remaining six floors will accommodate premium offices for rent. To provide ease of access and comfort to tenants, guests and customers, the commercial centre will be directly connected to a purposely-built multi-storey car park in Stremyannaya Street.

About Corinthia Hotels International (CHI)

CHI, a Malta-based Hotel Group, is one of the fastest growing hospitality chains in Europe. It currently has upscale properties in 11 exciting destinations spanning Europe, Africa and the Mediterranean.  Among its five-star properties, Corinthia boasts two Award-winning hotels: Budapest's Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal received Europe's "Best Hotel Architecture Award" and was recently selected to join the privileged list of "The Most Famous Hotels in the World."  Prague's Corinthia Towers Hotel was voted best MICE Hotel 2004 by WorldHotels out of the organization's 500 affiliated hotel properties worldwide.


 For more information visit www.corinthiahotels.com; Reservations: World Hotels (800) 223-5652 ; US Sales Office: Ann J. Tillman, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, CHI North America, (212) 808 6502.