October 24th, 2018

The atmospheric cities of Prague, Budapest and St Petersburg stage arguably the best Christmas markets in their main town squares, and each is a walk away from a luxurious Corinthia Hotel. The town squares are filled from November with stalls selling hand-made Christmas presents, Christmas tree decorations and local food and wine. You may even catch a glimpse of the Big Man himself and be able to ice skate in some cities. Corinthia is joining in the festive spirit by offering its own Christmas cheer:

Corinthia Hotel Budapest

The Hungarian capital comes alive from November when the main Christmas market on Vorosmarty Square opens with over 100 wooden stalls and two outdoor stages for live entertainment (9th November 2018 – 1st January 2019). Corinthia Hotel Budapest is offering The Great Festive Getaway Package from €145/£127.50 per night (two sharing) which includes accommodation, breakfast, free room upgrade (subject to availability), entrance to the Royal Spa, free wifi and bottle of local champagne. Available for minimum two-night stays between 1st December 2018 to 31st January 2019. Rates are exclusive of VAT & City Tax.

Contact or call +36 1 479 4000 for more information.

Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg

St Petersburg is a fairytale Russian city, with its dusting of snow covering the city’s wide boulevards and beautiful buildings each winter. From the end of December 2018 to the beginning of January 2019, Moskovskaya Square is one of several squares in St Petersburg that stages a colourful Christmas market. Children can meet Santa Claus (Ded Moroz), marvel at ice sculptures and gingerbread houses, listen to Christmas carols and buy any number of gifts, sweets and toys from the stalls. The biggest market in the city kicks off earlier (19 th December – 11th January) in Pionerskaya Square, with ice rink, live performances, plus candles, ceramics, handicrafts, tree decorations, hand-made chocolates and festive fare to buy.

In addition, the hotel stages its own Christmas market, in the lobby, selling home-made delicatessen and sweet treats amid an atmosphere of festive sounds, aromas and decorations.

Christmas in St Petersburg, valid 21st December 2018 to 8th January 2019, is priced from €95/£84 per night (two sharing), including a three-night stay in double room at the Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg (minimum three-night stay), Christmas welcome drink upon arrival, buffet breakfast in the Imperial restaurant, complimentary 24-hour access to the gym with sauna and cardio equipment and free wifi.

Contact or call +7 812 380 2001 for more information.

Corinthia Hotel Prague

Corinthia Hotel Prague is close to the historical city centre where the main Christmas markets are held between 1st December 2018 and 6th January 2019. Find them at the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square, five minutes from each other. A large, brightly-lit Christmas tree dominates both spaces, surrounded by coloured wooden huts selling traditional handicrafts, glassware, jewellery, embroidered lace, wooden toys, metalware, ceramics, scented candles, Christmas tree ornaments, hats, gloves and scarves, puppets and dolls.

Visitors can watch traditional foods being made and sample them too, such as ham roasted on spits, barbecued sausages, cakes and pastries, plus locally-brewed Pilsner and Budvar Czech beer to wash it down with. The Old Town Square market has the additional magnet of an animal stable where children can stroke sheep, goats and a donkey. The city runs a festive programme of opera, ballet and concerts through December, including Swan Lake at the Hybernia Theatre, The Four Seasons at St Clement’s Cathedral and The Magic Flute at Estates Theatre.

Corinthia Hotel Prague offers a luxurious haven of relaxation in the shape of the Apollo Day Spa for when guests need to unwind from the bustle of the city. An overnight stay at Corinthia Hotel Prague costs from €110/£97 per room per night (two sharing) including breakfast.

The hotel also has a Christmas Market Package from €140/£123 per night including accommodation, breakfast, daily tickets for Prague’s transport system, map of Prague’s Christmas markets, traditional Czech treats, traditional Czech Christmas punch and access to the spa. Available 1st-28th December (minimum two-night stay)

Contact or call +420 261 191 111 for more information.


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About Corinthia Hotels

Corinthia is a global collection of luxury five-star hotels founded by the Pisani family of Malta in 1962. Since 2000, Corinthia has evolved into a multifaceted public company, trading as International Hotel Investments (IHI) plc, which is the owner, developer and operator of Corinthia Hotels and commercial real estate worldwide. Guided by family values and inspired by the core principles underpinning the Spirit of Corinthia – authenticity, passion, precision and understanding – our focus is on ensuring craftsmanship in the hospitality world and delivering honest, discreet service. Each of Corinthia’s hotels and resorts, in some of the most exciting cities in the world, are a tribute to architectural grandeur and cultural traditions. The Corinthia portfolio features the flagship Corinthia Hotel & Residences in London, as well as award-winning Corinthia Hotels in Budapest, Malta, St Petersburg, Prague, Lisbon, Khartoum and Tripoli. Corinthia recently also announced the acquisition and redevelopment of the landmark Grand Hotel Astoria in Brussels, to be relaunched as a Corinthia Hotel (and opening 2021), as well a new luxury beach resort under construction by the Meydan Group in Dubai, to be known as the Corinthia at Meydan Beach and opening in 2020. For more information, visit or visit Twitter @CorinthiaHotels or Instagram @corinthiahotels

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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

Process for making a claim:

Step 1. If within 24 hours of a confirmed reservation with Corinthia Hotels made on, 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.

To make your claim, email the relevant hotel on one of the following:
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First night free, match rate for rest of stay, no minimum nights

Terms and Conditions:

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

1. Your original booking must have been made through
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 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 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, the Competing Rate will be converted into the same currency as the rate offered on our website using the exchange rate as published in 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.