Our ‘Spirit Of Corinthia’ : Our Story
"My family and I started Corinthia in Malta in the 1960s, first opening a fine-dining restaurant, and later building our first hotel, the Corinthia Palace. The world has changed much since those days, and so has Corinthia. Over the decades I have proudly watched the hotels grow and prosper and welcome guests from all over the world.
I like to see the lessons learnt from our early years as a guiding light helping us navigate through the complexities and tremendous opportunities of the modern world. In the 1960’s we didn’t have any money. But what we did have, in abundance, was unbending perseverance. And we preserved and adopted an optimistic attitude to transform challenges into successes. We were enterprising, clear in our thinking and constructively ambitious. We spotted timely opportunities and took action accordingly. We were bold, yet had our feet on the ground. We believed in our capabilities and we were committed to go all the way. We had a vision to build a great hotel company, and nothing was going to stop us.
To build and operate great hotels takes passion and ambition. To repeat this success, again and again requires authenticity and sincerity. To deliver a caring service to our guests at the highest possible standards needs knowledge, experience, understanding and a great amount of attention to detail. These are the qualities that distinguish a true craftsman from an apprentice. To provide hospitality as we do is a timeless craft – as old, challenging and inspirational as that of being a master stone-mason, goldsmith, painter or musician.
Our mission is to provide our guests with this ‘Craftsmanship of Care’. In a world of mass produced experiences, we offer to our guests the made-to-measure. We believe the attention to detail that elevates a craftsman can similarly elevate the experience of visiting one of our hotels. This sentiment is embedded in everything we do, and everything we say. So what does this mean in our hotels? It means carefully constructing an environment that feels special the moment our guests arrive. It means surrounding them with materials, chosen for their quiet quality and avoiding purposeless display. True power always whispers.
The Craftsmanship of Care reveals itself in everything from the way a guest is welcomed, to the comfort of the room they are offered, to the thoughtfulness of the people who serve them. Rather like the care that is invested in creating the finest wine or the most beautiful furniture, caring for guests as we do is hard to achieve and expensive to deliver. But we hope that even with a brief stay in a Corinthia Hotel, our guests will discover that craftsmanship can shape caring for people as beautifully as it can shape a precious stone.
This is the Spirit of Corinthia. The way we value authenticity, the trouble we take on individual details, grounded with a style that's discreet rather than merely ostentatious. All of these are the little ways we try to make a big difference – just as craftsmen have always done through the ages." - Alfred Pisani, Founder and Chairman, Corinthia Hotels
Corinthia is a collection of hotels founded by the Pisani family of Malta in 1962. We are a family-inspired business, whose timeless family values underpin the Spirit of Corinthia. We like to treat and look after guests as if we were welcoming them back home. We also support and positively encourage one another so that our hotel teams around the world enjoy their work in an inspired yet warmly-spirited fashion.
As a hotel business, we focus on giving honest, discreet service. We see ourselves as leading craftsmen in the world of hospitality, valuing authenticity, passion, precision and understanding in all we do. Each hotel we have created, in some of the most exciting places in the world, is a tribute to local architecture and cultural traditions.
All Corinthia hotels feature extensive leisure and business traveller facilities and are renowned for their unique characters.
Corinthia Hotel London
Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg
Corinthia Hotel Budapest
Corinthia Hotel Prague
Corinthia Hotel Lisbon
Corinthia Hotel Khartoum
Corinthia Hotel Tripoli
Corinthia Hotel St George's Bay, Malta
Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa
RAMADA PLAZA HOTELS
Corinthia Hotels are managed by Corinthia Hotels Limited which is the operating arm of International Hotel Investments (IHI) PLC, a publicly-traded company in Malta.
As a leading hotel company, Corinthia Hotels Limited provides a full range of technical assistance and management services to other hotel owners worldwide.