Luxury Travel Guide 2017

14 CORPORATE VISION / Luxury Travel Guide , Corinthia Hotels Corinthia is a global collection of luxury five-star hotels founded by the Pisani family of Malta in 1962. The ‘Spirit of Corinthia’ story goes back to 1959, when 22-year-old Alfred Pisani (still Chairman of Corinthia Hotels today) and his siblings converted a palatial villa into a wedding venue after the sudden death of their father, who had bought the property as a gift for their mother just months before he passed away. After enjoying considerable success with their venture, the Pisani family turned the property into one of the island’s first upmarket restaurants in December 1962 – fittingly naming it, at their mother’s suggestion, the Corinthia Palace Restaurant, after its iconic Corinthian columns. Today Corinthia is a family of 2,500 colleagues, and has its sights firmly set on becoming a global luxury brand over the coming years. Yet it will continue to use the approach that has served it so well over the past five decades: pursuing its objective with humility and determination, and above all by always remaining true to the values that made the brand stand out in a world of uniformity. Corinthia Hotel London Housed within a Victorian building, Corinthia Hotel London features 294 rooms, including 40 suites and seven penthouses, offering sweeping views across London’s most popular landmarks. Corinthia London, opened in 2011, provides unrivalled world-class luxury with superb ground floor offerings, including The Northall restaurant, serving the best in British produce throughout the day; modern Italian cuisine at Massimo Restaurant & Bar; and the musically-inspired Bassoon Bar. The new Garden Lounge offers all-day dining options in an al fresco David Collins Studio-designed garden landscape, and a comprehensive cigar and spirits menu for late night entertaining. Corinthia London is also home to the flagship ESPA Life at Corinthia, a next-generation spa housed across four floors, together with a hair salon by Daniel Galvin. The hotel boasts the largest standard bedrooms in London, original restored Victorian columns and tall windows that let in swathes of natural light. Cutting- edge technology in rooms and meeting rooms allow for recording, mixing and broadcasting from dedicated media rooms. Corinthia Hotel Budapest First opened in 1896 as the Grand Hotel Royal, Corinthia Hotel Budapest remains one of the grandest hotels in the city. This impressive landmark, with an imposing Neo-classical façade and soaring six-storey glass atrium, was meticulously renovated in 2003 following its acquisition by Corinthia Hotels. It houses 439 luxurious rooms, including 31 suites and 26 apartments. Through its architecture and interior design, the hotel offers glimpses of a bygone age, and the building’s rich history seamlessly blends with state-of-the-art facilities and modern technology. The hotel’s original 19th-century Spa has been restored to reflect its former grandeur, while simultaneously offering ESPA’s cutting-edge treatments and technologies. Corinthia Budapest boasts the largest conference facilities of any of Hungary’s five-star hotels. From authentic Far Eastern cuisine at the Rickshaw Restaurant, to traditional sweet Hungarian cakes and pastries, or a delicate selection of delicious Spanish tapas, every palate is catered for at the hotel’s four elegant eateries and two destination bars. Corinthia Hotel Lisbon The five-star Corinthia Hotel Lisbon offers 518 rooms, including 24 Executive Suites, one Ambassador Suite and one Presidential Suite, and state- of-the-art facilities. Boasting stunning views over the 18th- century Aqueduct and the beautiful Monsanto Natural Park, Corinthia Lisbon exudes the Portuguese Spirit of Discovery. The hotel’s Sete Colinas and Típico restaurants offer a fusion of innovative Portuguese, contemporary Mediterranean and International cuisines, and the Terrace Lounge offers al fresco dining and lounging. The Spa and Wellness Club is lavishly spread over 3,500 square metres of sophisticated and exclusive facilities, including face-and- body-ritual luxury suites, state- of-the-art Acqua area, heated indoor swimming pool, natural solarium, fully equipped gym, and a spacious Pilates studio. The hotel’s Executive Lounge boasts commanding views over the city, and the Conference Centre offers unparalleled levels of elegance, connectivity and intuitive service, with a capacity for up to 1,400 delegates. Corinthia Lisbon, opened in 2004, is a 21st-century upscale hotel located seven kilometres from the airport and only a short distance from the historic city centre, with excellent public transportation links. Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg, an award-winning renovation of two majestic 19th-century buildings, boasts an opulent interior showcasing art and modern luxury. Located at the heart