General Manager Mr Eric Pere Appointed to Corinthia St Petersburg

August 29th, 2019

Eric Pere has come back to Corinthia St Petersburg after managing various other Corinthia properties, such as Corinthia Prague. He used to manage five-star Corinthia St Petersburg from 2011 to 2014.

Leading the award-winning and well-established Corinthia St Petersburg, Mr Pere will be responsible for the hotel’s ongoing performance and continued revenue growth, ensuring the optimal level of guest and employee satisfaction, as St Petersburg continues to attract a constantly increasing amount of leisure and MICE tourism from all over the world.

Commenting on his new appointment, he said: “It feels like coming back home. I’m thrilled to be working again with the team of Corinthia St Petersburg and living again in one of the world’s most beautiful and historical cities, a city that I have always admired. Corinthia St Petersburg is a successful blend of modern and historic, it has an amazing energy. I am excited to be a part of its success while continuing to exceed customer expectations in a rapidly evolving luxury market. St Petersburg’s hospitality sector is one of the most vibrant sectors, and we are committed to playing a key role in supporting its overall development”.

Mr Pere is a well-seasoned hotelier with over 35 years of in-depth luxury hotel experience. Originally from France, Mr Pere brings a global outlook to the position of the general manager. His illustrious hospitality career has spanned more than three decades at worldwide five-star luxury destinations including key roles with Orient Express (now Belmond), Fairmont, the Savoy Group and InterContinental Hotels Group. Working his way up within the industry and earning a reputation as an engaging and energetic leader, Mr Pere remains passionate about true hospitality, quality and service as well as working alongside dynamic team members. He has worked in different departments and positions including development, finance, food and beverage, rooms division and as general manager in various destinations, such as Monaco, French Polynesia, the Caribbean, London, Miami, South Africa, Baku and Prague.

Corinthia St Petersburg is an internationally acknowledged five-star hotel, built from three majestic 19th-century buildings located at the heart of Nevsky Prospect, the city’s main thoroughfare. Corinthia St Petersburg houses 388 elegant rooms and suites; refined hospitality, superior service and modern luxury are at the core of this hotel. It was acquired by Corinthia Hotels in 2002 and underwent an extensive renovation and expansion in 2009 with around 100 million euros of investment. In 2018, the hotel completed a large-scale, multi-million two-year investment project aimed at updating the design of guestrooms and lobby.

Corinthia St Petersburg is the only five-star property which offers such a large number of rooms and event spaces in the historical city centre of St. Petersburg. The hotel offers 17 adaptable event spaces with a total capacity of up to 1,000 people. It caters for a variety of events, including international conferences, sumptuous banquets, private weddings and high-end events.

The hotel has been recognised as Russia’s Leading Conference Hotel by the World Travel Awards seven times: in 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2013, 2012 and 2011. In addition, for the last two consecutive years, the hotel has also scooped ‘Russia's Leading Business Hotel’ and ‘Russia's Leading Hotel Suite’ at this event, dubbed "The Oscars of the Travel Industry." In addition, the hotel was named ‘Best Congress Hotel in St Petersburg’ by the Russian Business Travel & MICE Awards in October 2015, and was named by the Russian Hospitality Awards as the ‘Best MICE hotel in Russia’ in February 2016.


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.