Lifetime Achievement Award in the Hospitality Industry for Corinthia Executive Chairman, Mr Alfred Pisani


On 9 November, Corinthia Founder and Executive Chairman, Mr Alfred Pisani, was awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award in the Hospitality Industry by Hospitality ON. The award ceremony took place in Paris, under the patronage of Mr Emmanuel Macron, the President of the French Republic.

For almost 25 years, Hospitality Awards® have celebrated excellence and best practices of the hospitality industry in various fields of expertise. The awards are also dedicated to individuals who play a key role in bringing new trends in the hospitality industry by evolving dreams into new experiences. An international jury composed of about forty renowned figures of the business world, the tourism industry, and the marketing sector choose the finalists of the Hospitality Awards®.

Mr Alfred Pisani (centre) with Vanguelis Panayotis, CEO of Hospitality ON (left), and David Layani, the President of the Jury (right). 

When presented with this award, Mr Pisani gave the following comment:

Thank you for this prestigious award. 60 years in the industry is no doubt a long journey. However, that aside, my major satisfaction has not only been the development of high-quality properties offering luxury service under the brand Corinthia, but also the fact that in the process of this evolution, as a company, we developed a philosophy of caring for our colleagues and uplifting their lives, which we refer to as the ‘Spirit of Corinthia. 

In particular, I would like to thank my wife Maria and my family, as also my colleagues who have been supporting me throughout this journey.’

Insider Plus heartily congratulates Mr Alfred Pisani for this award. As the Founder of Corinthia, he has propelled the Company over these 60 years, from its inception in 1962 as an elegant dining experience at the Corinthia Palace Restaurant in Malta, followed by the opening of the first Corinthia Hotel, the Corinthia Palace, in 1968. Under his leadership, Corinthia managed to reach enviable heights when it opened various hotels, in particular the Corinthia in London. The Group has stretched its reach across Europe, the United States, the Middle East, Russia and Africa.

Well-deserved international recognition

Insider Plus applauds the determined, innovative, entrepreneurial spirit of Mr Alfred Pisani as he guided Corinthia through new and unfamiliar experiences, fearlessly looking forward and expanding the operations of Corinthia as investors, developers and operators.

Mr Pisani has never relaxed in curing and curating the Spirit of Corinthia into a life and business ethical philosophy, which endows Corinthia with its own particular ethos and soul. 

He never wavered in adversities which he considers challenges to be overcome, mountains to be climbed, or new heights with fresh vistas to be enjoyed. 

Mr Pisani has unselfishly shared his experiences with his colleagues. And in the same manner and extent, he has always enticed and expected all to join the sharing adventure, which he justly considers essential for the development of Corinthia’s philosophy and success in the many years to come.