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Meet Dr Tara Swart

Dr Tara Swart is a globally-renowned neuroscientist. As a Senior Lecturer at MIT and with a successful career as a medical doctor behind her, Tara is currently the only leadership coach in the UK with a PhD in neuroscience.

Recognised for being at the forefront of the latest advancements in neuroscience,Tara combines hands-on experience and medical knowledge with a fascination of how the human brain works, specifically for business professionals where mental resilience is essential.

Dr Tara Swart is a confidential advisor to leaders of some of the world’s most successful companies, guiding them towards achieving a competitive edge through peak brain performance. She specialises in sectors that experience high levels of stress or change, including financial and professional services plus tech, comprising FTSE 100, Fortune 500 companies and Magic Circle firms, as well as ultra high net worth entrepreneurs.

By providing personalised data and brain profiles, Tara is able to show the leaders she coaches progress over time in terms of their ability to manage stress, regulate emotions and retain information. Many clients are happy to testify to not only the measurable improvements they achieve in mental resilience and cognitive control, but also the impact their improved personal performance has on the bottom line.

Dr Tara Swart is also co-author of the award-winning book, Neuroscience for Leadership: Harnessing the Brain Gain Advantage, part of The Neuroscience of Business series. The book showcases new evidence that positive leadership can be learned; how by harnessing key competencies and creativity, leaders can make better decisions, improve performance and resilience and deal with complexities and innovations more effectively.

Dr Tara Swart sits on five advisory boards and councils including Quest (a global leadership institute for early career women), the training and coaching organisations, Longbow and Optima-Life; as well as Venatus, the global executive search company and You-app, an online app that focusses on healthy lifestyle choices.

Having graduated with a BSc in Biomedical Science and a PhD in Neuropharmacology from Kings College London, and a BM BcH (Medicine) from Oxford University, she carried out her Psychiatry residency at The Royal Free hospital, Tamarind Wellness Centre in Australia, the Mid Atlantic Wellness Institute in Bermuda, and the West London mental health service. These positions included research and practice in child psychiatry, learning disabilities, drugs and alcohol dependency, elderly care and medium-secure criminal psychiatry.

As the Neuroscientist in Residence at Corinthia Hotel London for 12 months from November 2016, highly valued and loyal guests of Corinthia will be rewarded with one-to-one taster sessions with Dr Tara Swart, to discuss how to achieve peak brain performance and gain a competitive edge through focusing on an integrated approach to the brain-body connection.

Substantiating this, the Neuroscientist in Residence programme will study the mental resilience of those working in the hospitality industry by monitoring staff across different departments at Corinthia Hotel London. The research will include advisory sessions with Dr Tara Swart and an in-depth study into their lifestyle and social habits, as well as their physical and mental health. The findings will be combined with interviews and observations by Tara with a target group of UK journalists, as well as VIP guests and celebrities staying at the hotel.

Dr Tara Swart will provide each participant in the Brain Power Mental Resilience Study with respective results and suggestions on how to improve brain performance through reducing stress and adopting healthy lifestyles. An overall Brain Power Mental Resilience Study from her year’s residency will be published next summer.

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At Corinthia, we always strive to provide the best rates on our website. If you don’t think we have, we’ll pay for 100% of your room on the first night, and price match the rest. Should you find a lower price elsewhere, please submit a claim within 24 hours of your original booking and we will respond within two working days. Please note, this also applies to discounts and promotions available on Corinthia.com.

Process for making a claim:

Step 1. If within 24 hours of a confirmed reservation with Corinthia Hotels made on Corinthia.com, you find a lower rate for the same hotel, room type, inclusions, stay dates, discounts and payment conditions, please contact the relevant email address from the list below to make your claim. All claims must be made within 24 hours of the original booking and at least 24 hours prior to the standard check-in time of the hotel.

Step 2. Your claim should be supported by the URL where the lower rate was found and a screen shot which clearly displays the date of stay, room type, same hotel, inclusions and payment conditions of the lower rate offering on the competing website. Please include your contact information (name, email and phone number).

Step 3. If we are able to verify that the lower rate found qualifies for the Best Rate Guarantee, and all other terms and conditions are met, Corinthia Hotels will pay for 100% of the room charges of your first night, and will price match the room for the rest of your stay. You will be charged for all nights booked at the matched rate, minus the first night which will be free.

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Terms and Conditions:

Corinthia Hotels guarantees the best online rate on corinthia.com based on the following terms and conditions:

1. Your original booking must have been made through corinthia.com.
2. The lower rate must be found and the claim submitted by email within 24 hours of the original booking and at least 24 hours prior to the standard check-in time at the hotel. If the original booking was made within 24 hours of arrival, the Best Rate Guarantee is not applicable.
3. The Best Rate Guarantee only applies to published rates available to the general public online, which can be found and booked immediately without any kind of restriction or payment restrictions.
4. The lower rate found must be for exactly the same booking criteria - the same hotel, the same room type, same inclusions, the same stay dates, same number of guests, the same rate description and, if applicable, the same promotion. The cancellation and advance purchase policy and all other terms and conditions of the stay must also be identical. If the claim refers to a reservation consisting of several nights' accommodation, the average rate for each night will be compared to the average rate for each night, for an identical reservation, using the website where the lower rate is found.
5. Corinthia Hotels will verify the lower rate claim and respond within two working days of the claim being made. *Claims will be processed from Monday to Friday, between 9am to 5pm, at the hotel's local time.
6. The rate comparison will be made net of any taxes, gratuities or any other fees or charges associated with the room rate, and the lower rate must still be available at the time the hotel validates the claim.
7. The Best Rate Guarantee is void where prohibited by law. Corinthia Hotels reserves the right to modify or cancel its Best Rate Guarantee policy at any time in its sole discretion and without prior notice.
8. Corinthia Hotels has the sole right and discretion to determine the validity of any claim, including without limitation, determining that the lower rate found is genuinely available and that the claim meets all terms and conditions. In case of dispute, Corinthia Hotels' decision is final.
9. In the case of a fully prepaid rate booked through corinthia.com, Corinthia Hotels will refund the difference to your credit card, if applicable, within 30 business days of submitting your claim. Corinthia Hotels is not responsible for any fees associated with cancelling a reservation made through a different channel.
10. Best Rate Guarantee will be suspended during times where corinthia.com or certain rates are not available due to an outage, a technical issue or a circumstance beyond Corinthia Hotels' reasonable control.
11. The Best Rate Guarantee does not apply to rates found offline, negotiated corporate rates, group or MICE rates, opaque provider rates or rates requiring membership in a club or other organization, governmental rates, direct mail or email solicitations, rates offered by providers that do not supply the name or location of the hotel until after a reservation has been made or other rates that are not available to the general public. We reserve the right to deny a claim if the availability of the Competing Rate cannot be independently verified at the time of processing the claim.
12. The Best Rate Guarantee does not apply to packaged rates. Packaged rates include Hotel accommodations sold as part of a travel package in which the Hotel does not provide all services (including but not limited to airfare and/or car rental, tours etc.) and Hotel accommodations sold with additional amenities.
13. Corinthia Hotels may deny a claim where the difference between the rates is less than 1%.
14. If the Competing Rate is in a different currency from the rate booked on corinthia.com, the Competing Rate will be converted into the same currency as the rate offered on our website using the exchange rate as published in www.xe.com in place at the time the initial reservation was made. Discrepancies may occur between Corinthia Hotels' rate and the Competing Rate due to differences in exchange rate sources. If the rate discrepancy is solely due to exchange rate fluctuations, we reserve the right to deny the claim.