The event, hosted by Corinthia Group Founder & Chairman Mr Alfred Pisani, was attended by members of the Pisani family, group directors, senior executives, long serving team members and employees of the year from all the hotels operated by the Corinthia Group internationally.
Award presentations were held in the hotel’s Chameleon hall and included continuous service certificates and awards to no less than 77 Corinthia Malta employees with 5 to 40 years of uninterrupted service and 15 ‘Employees of the Year’ from the company’s hotels and other subsidiaries in Malta, Hungary, Libya, Portugal, Russia, Sudan, The Czech Republic, Tunisia and the United Kingdom.
Presentations were followed by a ‘Hungarian themed’ gala dinner, held in the Corinthia Room, the hotel’s main restaurant and the company’s birthplace in 1962. Entertainment was provided by the Hungarian ‘Csicso Band’, a traditional gypsy band brought over from Budapest for the event.
Commenting on the occasion, Corinthia Chairman Alfred Pisani said “Commitment and determination have been our driving force from day one, as indeed they still are to this day. This ‘Spirit of Corinthia’ is very much in evidence in all our operations worldwide, especially among our very dedicated employees, and therefore it is only fitting that they are present here tonight, to share with us the results of our enthusiasm and join us in celebrating our 51st anniversary”
It was on the 6th of December of 1962 that the Pisani family had inaugurated the upmarket ‘Corinthia Restaurant’ in the family’s art nouveau villa in San Anton. The fine-dining restaurant was soon to become the focal point for the Island’s ‘gourmet’ society. By 1964, plans were drawn up for the 155-room Corinthia Palace Hotel on Villa Corinthia’s extensive grounds. The deluxe hotel was eventually inaugurated on 11th June 1968 in the presence of The Duke of Edinburgh.
The Corinthia Group is today at the forefront in the hospitality industry with existing hotels and new developments in various destinations, latest of which the flagship Corinthia Hotel in London.