Corinthia’s Long Service Awards 2023.

 

6 December is a red-letter day in the story of Corinthia. That is when it all started way back in 1962.

The historic invitation which started the Corinthia story

Then, in the 1970s, Corinthia started granting long service awards to its personnel every 6 December, and this appointment has remained a regular one to enjoy with pride and satisfaction. The venue, Corinthia Palace, further emphasises the historic date since this is Corinthia’s birthplace. 

The hall, which was elegantly set up for the occasion, displayed the flags of the different countries where Corinthia operates. As the horizon widens, the flags increase in number.

All the guests could follow a few short videos, including one on the birth and development of Corinthia.

The ceremony, compered by Ian Busuttil Naudi, was organised by the Corinthia Social Committee, whose chairman, Alfred Fabri, explained to the guests the various initiatives organised by this committee throughout the year.

The Corinthia Chairman, Mr Alfred Pisani, expressed his great pleasure and satisfaction to see so many familiar faces receive the awards, which he considers a living testimony of the loyalty of Corinthians.

Chairman Alfred Pisani, stoking up the Corinthia Spirit

A pleasant surprise sparkled the end of the occasion. Without knowing, the audience participated in a lottery draw, with the lucky person winning a holiday at Corinthia Budapest on a bed and breakfast basis, including flights.  

Alfred Fabri announcing the winner, flanked by the ebullient Krystle Ellul

We felt it appropriate to include the names of the staff members who attended to collect their certificates of service and the award, which was purposely designed and made for this occasion by Mdina Glass.

Swan Laundry 

5 Years 

Celso Jr Ibanez Lacag; Rowena Sagusay Olasiman; Arvin Abacahin Bacoy;  Franklin Eugenio Lalaguna

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Danish Bakery

15 Years

Patrick Fiteni

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Costa Coffee

10 Years

Matthew Gauci

15 Years

Evelyn Micallef Damico

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Corinthia Caterers and Catermax

5Years

Sunny Camilleri; Philip Gravina; Charlene Mifsud; Jesus M Alvarado; Ilona Grima

15 Years 

Kristina Lebrun; Albert Farrugia, Keith Cassar

20 Years 

Josianne Portelli

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QP

5 Years

Kurt Pace; Steven Vella; Kyle Vella; Peter Paul Vella; Abigail Saliba; Goran Solarevic

10 Years

Cedric Caruana; Fernando Dingli

15 Years

Justin James Schembri

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Corinthia Palace 

5 Years

Elisa Agius; Ryan Camenzuli; Analise Scicluna

10 Years

Joseph Callus; Mark Anthony Mcbride 

15 Years

Robert Bartolo

20 Years

Elton Marmara

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Corinthia St George’s Bay 

5 years

Erwin Manalang; Ronnie Benjaming Guzman; Bada Hadr Chet

10 years

Neville Desira

15years

Aaron Galea

20Years

Ruth Butters

25years

Krista Zammit; Marika Micallef; Eric Magro

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Radisson BayPoint Hotel

10 Years

Nicola Borg Cole

15 years

Carl Galea 

20 Years

Daniel Muscat

25 Years

Marika Abela

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Marina Hotel

5 Years

Simon Agius;  Marc Anthony Shergold

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Radisson Golden Sands

5 Years

Jerelyn Laranio; Diana Dimitrov

15 Years

Jesmond Micallef; Jesmond Xuereb;  Paul Micallef, Zahra Muscat Zouitini; Josette Bugeja

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CHL

5 years

Joseph Restall

10 years

David Camilleri

25 Years

Adrian Xerri; Elton Micallef; Omar Farrugia

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Corporate Office 

5 Years

Miklos Bethlendi; Milan Seghatoleslami; Jean Pierre Schembri

10 Years 

Keyth Pisani 

15 Years

Mary Grace Stagno

20 Years

Gerald Bugeja

25 Years

Rachel Stilon; Stephen Bajada

***30 YEARS***

Curran Buhagiar – Corinthia St Georges Bay

Curran started his journey in 1993 as a bell boy at Corinthia Palace. He then joined the Front Office team, Reservations department and later managed the Front Office and the Housekeeping team for several years.  For the last three years he joined Corinthia St George’s Bay as Rooms Division Manager and then promoted to Director of Operations.

Sean Camilleri – Corinthia St Georges Bay

Sean started off at Corinthia Palace as demi-chef de partie. Six years later, he moved to Corinthia St George’s Bay. After another period back at Corinthia Palace, in 2012 he was appointed head chef. Two years later he was appointed head of purchasing for all the Malta hotels.

Stefan Hogan – Corinthia Palace  

In 1993 Stefan joined Corinthia Palace as chef tournant, before moving to Corinthia St George’s Bay as senior executive sous-chef, and later promoted to executive chef of the Corinthia Beach Resort. In 2003 Stefan was appointed executive chef at Corinthia Tripoli where in total he spent seven years, apart from a three-year spell as food and beverage director in Malta. In 2013 he then took up the post of executive chef at Corinthia Palace.

Vincent Bugeja – Corinthia Palace 

Vincent embarked on his journey at Corinthia Palace in 1993 as a kitchen porter. He has been carrying out several roles in stewarding ever since.

Robert Cassar – Corinthia Caterers

Robert joined Flight Catering as an assistant cook in 1993 and was later promoted to cook. In 2006 he was appointed as trainee section leader. In 2016 he was promoted to sous chef and is now a Senior sous chef.

Lawrence Spiteri – Corinthia Caterers

Lawrence joined Corinthia Palace as chef de rang and was shortly after promoted to head waiter. In 1995 he was appointed as restaurant manager at Mistra Village. After two years, he was assigned to airport catering where he was later promoted to general manager. In 2016 he took over the responsibility of the central production unit where he is currently director for airlines retail catering.

***35 YEARS***

Andrew Galea – Corinthia St Georges Bay

Andrew joined the marketing department at Head Office as marketing executive and in 2003 was promoted to marketing manager. In 2016 he was appointed marketing manager at Corinthia St George’s Bay and more recently for the Peninsula hotels.

Godfrey Pace – QP

Godfrey joined Corinthia Palace as assistant maintenance manager and after a year was promoted to maintenance manager of the newly refurbished hotel. This was followed by two years as maintenance manager at Corinthia St George’s Bay. In 2002 he joined QP as a project manager.

Ernest Barry – Golden Sands Resort

Ernest started off as receptionist at the Bugibba Holiday Complex. He then moved to accounts, following which he was appointed controller for the complex and the Coastline Hotel. After a period as sales manager, he was appointed general manager of Coastline Hotel in 1997, general manager at Radisson BayPoint Hotel in 2005, COO Island Hotels in 2011 and general manager of Radisson Golden Sands in 2016.

In his younger days, Ernest represented Malta in the national football team for a good five years.

Ernest Barry (right) with Corinthia CEO Simon Naudi