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9th December 2005 - Corinthia Hotels International proudly announced that three of its 20 four and five star city and resort hotels were voted as the 'Leading Hotels' in their respective countries at the 12th edition of the World Travel Awards held at London's Royal Opera House on the 13th November of this year. These are the Corinthia Atlantic hotel in Banjul, capital of the Gambia, Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal in Budapest, Hungary, and Corinthia Palace Hotel in Attard, Malta

Presenting the coveted trophies during a glittering ceremony, World Travel Awards president, Graham E. Cooke, said: "Being a WTA winner is a true endorsement of a company's achievements and services by fellow travel professionals who are highly selective in their judgment."

The 12th annual 2005 World Travel Awards were decided by a poll of 176,000 travel professionals in over 140 countries worldwide, including 110,000 travel agents. Voting started in May of this year and ended in September. During this five-month period 3,500 different nominations competed, with more than two million individual voting decisions completed, returned and processed using an online voting form.

Mr Tamas Fazekas, director of sales and marketing at the Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal lifts the coveted 'Leading Hotel in Hungary' trophy

Corinthia's Group Director of Sales and marketing Mr Geoff Andrew commented, " We are extremely pleased to be able to add these prestigious trophies to our ever-growing collection of international accolades. Several of our upscale hotels have received a number of awards over the last two years. Indeed, the honour bestowed on our 414-room Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal is the third in a row for this unique hotel, having already received Europe's 'Best Hotel Architecture Award' and recently also selected to join the privileged list of 'The Most Famous Hotels in the World'.

Corinthia Hotels International operates 20 four and five-star city and resort hotels in 11 destinations and a network of regional sales offices in the major cities worldwide. With over 5,300 rooms in Europe and around the Mediterranean, CHI this year features among the top 50 hotel groups in Europe, as reviewed by Hotel Management International, an official publication of the European Hotel Managers Association.


Issued by the sales & marketing department of Corinthia Hotels International on Friday 9th December 2005.



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