Of MICE and men: meetings at Corinthia Hotels

August 7th, 2017


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Coming up to the busy autumn meetings season, Corinthia, the global collection of luxury five-star hotels, offers a useful guide of all the business facilities across its collection.

Corinthia extends its art of hospitality to meetings provision in each hotel. Each hotel can cater for intimate board meetings and lavish incentive trips to large conferences and grand gala dinners. With a highly-skilled and dedicated team for event planning and catering services in each hotel, every meetings booker is allocated a planner to ensure the meeting or conference goes without a hitch. The hotel’s chefs work alongside clients to create the perfect menus while spa and leisure facilities provide sufficient diversions when business is finished.

Below is a round-up of the facilities and services available to meetings bookers at the eight Corinthia Hotels.

Corinthia Hotel London

Victorian opulence and contemporary style mesh effortlessly across each of the eight meeting rooms in Corinthia Hotel London. The prestigious Ballroom and Courtroom on the ground floor have their own entrance, seating a maximum of 400 and 200 respectively, while the eight function rooms on the mezzanine floor are flexible enough to accommodate between 12 for a discreet board meeting to 100 for an annual conference. Cutting-edge technology in rooms and meeting rooms allow for recording, mixing and broadcasting from dedicated media rooms.

Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg

With a choice of some 17 multi-functional, spacious and private banqueting rooms and handsome boardrooms of different sizes, all on the same floor, Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg can accommodate 1,200 guests, making it the largest five-star conference and meeting facility in the city. The stunning Art Deco Nevsky ballroom, decorated with six chandeliers encrusted with Swarovski crystals, is ideal for both large conferences or gala dinners. It seats up to 550 theatre style and partitions allow it to be divided into three separate areas.

Corinthia Hotel Budapest

With some 31 rooms, the Corinthia Hotel Budapest has the largest conference facilities of any of Hungary’s leading hotels and the jewel in its crown is the impressive Grand Ballroom, with high ceilings, stunning cornicing and bathed in breathtaking Baroque style. It can seat 500 theatre style, 300 in a classroom configuration or for a grand banquet or 400 for cocktails. The Grand Ballroom is linked by a glass bridge to the Valletta Conference Centre, a showpiece of 21st century architecture which can be partitioned to create up to 12 syndicate rooms or opened up into expansive event or display space. This is all complemented by the Royal Lounge, a unique office space exclusively dedicated to event organisers.

Corinthia Hotel Lisbon

The hotel houses the largest conference centre in any five-star hotel in Lisbon. There are some 16 meeting rooms in the hotel’s Conference Centre offering unparalleled levels of elegance, connectivity, intuitive service and natural light, all on one floor. The rooms can accommodate as many 1,400 delegates in a multi-purpose, deluxe area with its own private entrance so that discretion is assured. Individually, there are rooms to accommodate between 10 and 800 delegates theatre style. In addition, the hotel’s Executive Club offers two Sky Lounge boardrooms for more intimate meetings.

Corinthia Hotel Prague

Located opposite Prague’s Congress Centre, the hotel itself has some 24 meeting rooms inside its dedicated and spacious Corinthia Conference and Events Centre. Spread over an entire floor, the meetings facilities are divided into two separate sections, joined by a scenic foyer with panoramic views of the city from the hotel’s location atop one of the city’s several hills. The Centre can accommodate up to 1,000 delegates. In addition, the exclusive Bellevue Conference Hall on the 24th floor crowns the hotel, with breathtaking views of the city’s skyline. It can accommodate 300 theatre style, 250 for a reception, 180 when configured as a classroom and 170 for a banquet.

Corinthia Hotel St George’s Bay

Situated on the water’s edge at the entrance to St George’s Bay and with stunning views of the Mediterranean, each of the hotel’s 14 contemporary meeting rooms in the self-contained Conference and Business Centre benefits from natural light. For smaller meetings for up to 50 people there are media-ready rooms, while all rooms benefit from state-of-the-art technology, premium presentation equipment and high-speed wifi.

The nine different spaces on the ground floor Business Centre can accommodate between 20 and 800 delegates, while the six spaces on level 1 are smaller, catering for between 12 and 80. Three of these have access to an open-air terrace.

The Executive Club, on the fourth floor of the hotel, can accommodate between eight and 14 delegates.

Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa

Some seven syndicate rooms including two boardrooms, and a large conference room are available for business visitors, accommodating a maximum of 450 delegates for a reception in the Corinthia Ballroom. The Business Centre on the ground floor incorporates the four boardrooms which can provide meeting space for between 12 and 30 delegates. Some enjoy direct access to sun terraces with garden views and break-out areas.

Many of the hotel’s stylish meeting rooms have natural light flooding in. All come with state-of-the-art technology, premium presentation equipment and complimentary high-speed wifi. Each event organiser benefits from a room upgrade with espresso machine, in-room printer and fax services available on demand, plus a mobile phone pre-programmed with all the numbers of the hotel’s events team.

Corinthia Hotel Khartoum

Boasting the largest meeting space of any five-star hotel in the city, Corinthia Hotel Khartoum offers 11 meeting rooms ranging in size from a 36 sq m boardroom to the 900 sq m Lebdah Ballroom, as well as a business centre providing ideal venues for a variety of events. These include exclusive boardroom meetings to larger corporate gatherings, product presentations and fairs. The total capacity of the hotel’s function space indoors is 1,000 delegates. Special outdoor events can be accommodated in the hotel’s lobby terrace overlooking the garden and the River Nile. There is also ample free and secured self-parking spaces and valet parking plus a variety of meeting packages.

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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 Corinthia.com.

Process for making a claim:

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

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Terms and Conditions:

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

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