CORINTHIA HOTELS APPOINTS PR, TRAVEL AND MEDIA EXPERT FIONA HARRIS TO HEAD ITS INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC RELATIONS

5th July 2013 - Corinthia Hotels announces the appointment of widely experienced public relations, travel and media specialist, Fiona Harris, as its director of international public relations.  This newly created role will see Fiona managing the hotel group's international PR strategy and teams as Corinthia continues to build on its brand in major cities around the world. 

Fiona will also take direct responsibility for all PR matters at the Corinthia flagship hotel in London, where she will be based.

Fiona joins Corinthia Hotels following a successful career in travel and media spanning 23 years, having worked in London and overseas. 

Prior to joining Corinthia, Fiona was director of PR and brand development for Kuoni Travel.  She was responsible for international creative campaigns, PR and CSR, and the media strategy behind the brand’s retail growth that saw new luxury travel stores open across the UK, as well as the launch of a desirable partnership with the John Lewis Group.   Fiona also worked for Condé Nast Traveller as commercial business director and acting publisher, and for Tatler as advertisement director. 

Fiona has written travel editorial for Hello! Magazine, worked on location for the BBC’s famous TV chef Keith Floyd and ran her own successful PR and marketing agency, directing international hotel and tourist board accounts.

"Joining Corinthia feels like the perfect move for me.  Having worked in the dynamic luxury travel sector and for leading broadcasters and media owners, I can now bring my knowledge of these industries together to help Corinthia along its road towards becoming a global business", said Fiona.

Welcoming her appointment, Simon Naudi, CEO of Corinthia Hotels, said "Fiona joins us at an exciting time.  With Corinthia London as our much acclaimed flagship, other hotels in exciting global locations, and more to open over the coming years, we are very much focused on ensuring that our company’s essence - the ‘Spirit of Corinthia’- is not only reflected in the way we do things, but equally in the messages we share with our customers and partners worldwide."