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Terry Rufer Appointed Vice President Sales & Marketing,
North America, Corinthia Hotels International
September 23,2005 - New York, NY - Corinthia Hotels International, as part of its expansion into the American Market, appointed Terry Rufer, Vice President Sales & Marketing for North America based in New York. Corinthia, a Malta-based hospitality chain of four- and five-star hotels in 11 exciting destinations, spanning Europe, Africa and the Mediterranean Basin, has opened four regional sales offices since 2005: US, Austria, Sweden and India. 
Terry Rufer brings to Corinthia extensive experience in the Hospitality field and the Incentive Market.  Among the positions he has held prior to coming to Corinthia, Rufer has worked as Vice President Sales and Marketing for Loews Hotel Corp, Senior Vice President of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, North America and Vice President of Fiesta Americana Hotels. 
In making the announcement, Geoff Andrew, CHI Group Director of Sales & Marketing, stated "the US market is a major component of CHI's global marketing strategy. We are confident that Terry Rufer, with his sharp knowledge of the American buyers and their specific requirements and needs, will play a key role in helping CHI achieve its sales goals in this country."
CHI's major focus in this market is on the Meetings, Incentives, Conference and Events/Expo (MICE) market because of its Premier Collection of six five-star award- winning properties. These hotels, located in some of the hottest destinations, include Corinthia Alfa Hotel, Lisbon; Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal, Budapest; Corinthia Towers Hotel, Prague; the Corinthia Nevskij Palace Hotel, St Petersburg; Corinthia San Gorg, Malta; and the Corinthia Bab Africa, Tripoli. 
About Corinthia Hotels International (CHI)
CHI, a Malta-based Hotel Group, is one of the fastest growing hospitality chains in Europe. It currently has 20 four- and five-star properties in 11 exciting destinations spanning Europe, Africa and the Mediterranean Basin. Its worldwide network of regional sales offices cover Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, India, Italy, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

Corinthia Hotels International
Terry Rufer, Vice President Sales &Marketing, North America
(212) 586-3150

Also See: Corinthia Hotels International Partners with Frank Orenstein's Hospitality Investors Group to Explore Expansion in North America / July 2005
Corinthia Hotels International to Manage Euro 32 million Ski and Golf Resort in Haus, Austria / March 2005

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