There is an air of excitement at Corinthia Palace, the much-loved birthplace of the Corinthia brand, where Alexandra Pisani recently took the helm as General Manager leading property operations, business development, revenue management and all food and beverage outlets.
The hotel has recently opened a new speciality coffee concept, Josephine’s, and has announced that it will soon become the new home of renown Michelin-starred restaurant Bahia. Further announcements will be made in the New Year as the iconic hotel approaches another landmark milestone in its history: it’s 60th anniversary.
In 1962 the entire Corinthia story started with The Villa. “It is such an important time for Corinthia Palace,” says Ms Pisani. “Aside from all the new developments we have planned, I am looking forward to leading the hotel into its 60th year.”
Overseeing this furore of activity is Ms Pisani, who may have only recently returned to Malta, but is far from new to the Corinthia Group.
As the daughter of founder Alfred Pisani, she has been immersed in the world of luxury hospitality and consistently exposed to the very best that the international industry has to offer from a young age.
Her own career has taken her from senior roles at international five-star properties, to the Group’s own flagship Corinthia London – where she was Quality and Standards Manager. Most recently, she had been Corinthia Palace’s Hotel Manager, overseeing the property’s operations, strategic planning and guiding its upcoming projects and development.
Now, Ms Pisani will take a proactive approach to the hotel’s leadership, including being very hands-on and empathetic in its management. Additionally, she is keen to see the hotel improve its sustainable practices and to become ever-more committed to diversity and inclusion, both which Ms Pisani is passionate about.
Naturally, her leadership style is also influenced by her father, Corinthia Group Founder & Chairman Alfred Pisani. “There’s no doubt that he is the biggest influence in my life. He has always been exceptionally driven and determined, and I have consistently observed that throughout my life. Combine this with the skills my mother has imparted, which include empathy and understanding, and I am honoured to continue their legacy,” she shares.
Indeed, it is a legacy that will advance at a rapid pace as the Corinthia Palace turns this new corner and begins another new chapter. “It’s time for a rebirth,” Ms Pisani smiles. “The property is now being returned to its former glory, and in a surprisingly contemporary style. Along with my brilliant team here at the hotel and the team across the wider Corinthia Group, we want this hotel to be the best in Malta and the best of Corinthia. Excitingly, 2022 will see us relaunch the Corinthia Palace for the next 60 years – and beyond.”
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