Alain Grima, director of food and beverage Corinthia St Petersburg

"I find it fascinating how the Corinthia business started, and how it has grown into the excellent brand it is today."


What’s the most exciting thing about your job?

When working in the hospitality industry no day is the same. Dealing with staff, talking to guests, meeting suppliers, checking on quality, inspecting the bars and restaurants and also dealing with the unexpected is always part of the daily routine. To be a step ahead and be prepared for any eventuality is of utmost importance to ensure efficiency and good service.

What’s your favourite thing about working for Corinthia?
I find it fascinating how the Corinthia business started, and how it has grown into the excellent brand it is today. I love upholding the values that Corinthia stands for each and every day.

Which is your favourite bar in Corinthia St Petersburg, and why?
The Lobby bar is my favourite. It is the first impression of the hotel as soon as you walk in. Its new blue and silver modern colours and soft elegant touches make you feel welcome, giving you the tranquillity and calmness in a luxurious environment.

What would you say to anyone considering a career in hospitality?
Go for it! It’s exciting and fun. Also hardwork, but highly rewarding.