New General Manager at Corinthia’s first hotel
Twenty five years on from working as a pool boy at Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa in Malta and Maltese-born Adrian Attard is returning as General Manager this week (1st July 2018).
Pool duties at the hotel that spawned the collection of Corinthia Hotels around the world turned into a passion for the hotel industry for this 18 year-old as Adrian went on to graduate from the Institute of Tourism Studies in 1996 with a Diploma in Hotel Administration.
His career has been steeped in Corinthia and Radisson, including Assistant GM of a Tunisian property then owned by Corinthia, opening the Radisson Blu Resort & Spa Golden Sands in Malta with F&B and then operational responsibility, Director of Revenue for the Corinthia hotels on the island, and since 2011, GM of sister brand, the Radisson Blu Resort in St Julian’s on Malta.
Adrian is a graduate of the Cornell General Managers Programme and currently sits on the Council of the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association as well as the Board of Governors of the Institute of Tourism Studies.
“It is a great honour to be coming back to the Corinthia Palace Hotel and Spa at this time,“ he says. “This hotel is the essence of excellence in Mediterranean hospitality, a special place with a team that is clearly passionate and dedicated to creating unforgettable memories for our guests. I look forward to being part of this story.”
Adrian Attard takes over from David Woodward, GM of Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa since 2012, who will remain within the property to oversee the refurbishment of the property currently being undertaken and who will become a consultant to Corinthia Hotels.
Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa opened in 1968, incorporating the palatial villa that had already been running for six years as a restaurant. This year it celebrates its 50th anniversary.
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About Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa
The Corinthia Palace Hotel& Spa is the original flagship of Corinthia Hotels, opened in 1968. Located in the heart of the island of Malta, adjacent to the Presidential Palace, the 150-room five-star Corinthia Palace exudes grace and historic charm. It is positioned between the island’s capital Valletta and Mdina, the picturesque medieval silent city that is still inhabited till this day. This opulent hotel offers the leisure guest an extensive range of facilities, including the Athenaeum Spa and Health Club, complete with a wide range of revitalising treatments and indoor and outdoor pools. With a century-old restored villa as its main dining venue, this hotel is all about warmth, personal attention, and traditional elegance. The hotel boasts top-class restaurants, including Rickshaw, offering Asian-fusion dishes, and the al fresco Summer Kitchen. For corporate guests, modern business facilities are available, with two large conference rooms easily accommodating 400 theatre style and 500 for a reception. There are also six syndicate rooms and two boardrooms for smaller groups. Corinthia Palace is a 21st-century stately hotel located in the heart of Malta, created by experts with a passion for craftsmanship and an understanding of world-class service. Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa is an award-winning member of Corinthia Hotels’ collection of five-star hotels founded by the Pisani family of Malta. For more information visit corinthia.com/palace or visit Twitter @corinthiapalace or Instagram @corinthiapalace