6 NOVEMBER 2002

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World class hoteliers join Corinthia Hotels International board

French national Raymond Capdevila, 53, a former CEO Asia for the hotel giant Accor, and Swiss national Pierre Boppe, 55, a former CEO of the Hong Kong-based Peninsula Hotel Group, have joined the Board of Directors of Corinthia Hotels International - the Corinthia Group’s hotel management company.

Both appointments are expected to add a wealth of hotel expertise and multinational experience to the continued evolution and growth of Corinthia Hotels International, the Company that manages hotels owned by the Corinthia Group, as well as hotels owned by other Investors.

"Besides investing in and owning hotels, which the Corinthia Group does through other companies, we are also heavily involved in the operational management of hotels through Corinthia Hotels International. We are therefore honoured to have acquired the services of Raymond Capdevila and Pierre Boppe, both of whom have many years experience at the most senior levels in the international hotel management industry", Corinthia Group Chairman Alfred Pisani said.

Raymond Capdevila is a hotelier of long-standing international repute, having led Accor’s successful drive to develop its various hotel brands in Asia during his tenure. Likewise, Pierre Boppe is a former CEO of the upmarket Peninsula Group, which owns luxury hotels in Asia and the United States. Pierre Boppe remains a Member of the Board of the Peninsula Group, as well as a Member of the Board of Directors of Kuoni, the Swiss tour operator.

Corinthia Hotels International operates some 21 four and five star hotels in 10 countries in Europe, the Mediterranean and Africa. In promoting the hotels under its management, Corinthia Hotels International also has regional sales offices in Madrid, London, Frankfurt, Milan, Moscow, Paris, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Istanbul, and Malta. The recent appointments to the Board are aimed at ensuring that Corinthia Hotels International is managed by a world-class Board of Directors who can adopt and implement strategies that will develop the Corinthia Brand and position the Company among the leading independent hotel management organisations worldwide.

"We are extremely proud to have joined the Board of this highly active and forward-looking Company and we hope to be able to contribute positively to the continued growth and development of the Corinthia Brand worldwide," Mr Capdevila and Mr Boppe told fellow Directors at their first Board Meeting in Malta this week. Other members of the Board of Directors of Corinthia Hotels International include the Hon. Karmenu Vella, who is the Acting Chairman, David Woodward, Joseph Fenech, and Gerald Borg.

 



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