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Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg, Russia Appoints Three Executives -
Gianluca Tozzo, David Stern and Evgenia Nagimova

St Petersburg, November 18, 2009.  The five-star Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg, in Russia, announced the appointments of Gianluca Tozzo as Executive Assistant Manager in charge of operations , David Stern as Executive Assistant Manager in charge of Food & Beverages and Evgenia Nagimova as Senior Sales Director. 

Gianluca Tozzo

David Stern

Evgenia Nagimova

Gianluca TOZZO was born in Rome, Italy in 1972. He graduated from the Institute Hotelier “Cesar Ritz” in Switzerland with a diploma in hotel management. By the age of 37, Gianluca Tozzo had already acquired a wide international hotel experience. His career spans different appointments with Grand Hotel Park in Gstaad (Switzerland), Grand Hotel Villa d’Este in Cernobbio (Italy), Hotel Hassler Villa Medici in Rome, Swisshotel The Bosphorus, Istanbul.  Gianluca is not new to the Russian hospitality market as prior to joining Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg, he was director of rooms division of the Swiss Hotel Krasnye Holmy,  Moscow.

David STERN was born in Zwolle, Netherlands in 1974. He graduated in 1998 from the Hotel Management School Leeuwarden (Netherlands), having received a bachelor’s degree in hotel management. He began his career in the hospitality industry as assistant food and beverage manager at the Le Meridien Grand Hotel Nuremberg (Germany). Further career steps included stints at the Kempinski Hotel Taschenbergpalais in Dresden, the Ritz-Carlton in Wolfsburg and the Kempinski Hotel Bel Air in Rügen (Germany). Before joining Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg, David worked as director of food and beverage at the InterContinental Berchtesgaden Resort in Germany.

Evgenia NAGIMOVA was born in Kazan (Russia) in 1981. She graduated from the Volgograd State Pedagogical University (Russia), having received a master of psychology degree in 2006.  From 2004 to 2005 she also attended a marketing and PR course at the University of Colorado at Boulder (USA). Evgenia began her career in the hospitality industry in 2003 at the hotel “Volgograd” (Volgograd). Apart from her work in the hotel industry, she acquired international experience having occupied the position of business development manager at “Anderson Investment” in Longmont Colorado (USA). Prior to joining the Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg, Evgenia Nagimova was director of sales of the Kempinski Hotel Moika 22 in St Petersburg.

Welcoming the newly appointed managers, Asaad Farag, the hotel’s general manager, commented “I am fully confident that the three new appointees will add their substantial experience and dynamism to the hotel management team effort at this challenging time. With the recent completion of the hotel’s renovation and extension project, their immediate task will be to contribute in establishing the Corinthia Hotel as one of the finest examples of hospitality and service in the city of St Petersburg.”

The Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg forms part of the Wyndham Grand Collection of hotels and is owned by International Hotel Investments plc (IHI), a public company based in Malta with hotel investments in Budapest, Tripoli, Lisbon, London, Malta, Prague and St Petersburg. The company’s hotels are operated by CHI Hotels & Resorts, a leading hotel operating company owned by IHI and the Wyndham Hotel Group of the United States.

About Corinthia Hotels
Corinthia Hotels is an internationally acclaimed Brand of luxury hotels in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Libya, Malta, Portugal and Russia. Founded by the Pisani family of Malta in the 1960s, the Corinthia brand stands in that proud tradition of Mediterranean hospitality and its signature services communicate the ‘Warm smiles, Inspired Flavours and Pleasant Surprises’ of its Maltese heritage. All Corinthia hotels feature state-of-the art conference areas, extensive leisure and business traveller facilities, and are each renowned for their uniqueness of character. Corinthia Hotels’ portfolio includes two award-winning properties: The Corinthia Hotel Budapest, Hungary - winner of Europe’s ‘Best Hotel Architecture Award’ and member of ‘The Most Famous Hotels in the World’ and The Corinthia Hotel Prague in the Czech Republic - the first hotel ever to win Best Gastronomy Concept in the Czech Republic and a recipient of the ‘5 stars and 6 stripes’ designation from renowned US reviewer Seven Stars and Stripes. The Corinthia Hotels portfolio also features the elegant Corinthia Hotel San Anton and the splendid Corinthia Hotel St George’s Bay in Malta, The superior five-star Corinthia Hotel Tripoli, Libya, the modern Corinthia Hotel Lisbon in Portugal and the renowned Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg in Russia. 


 Corinthia Hotels

Also See: Asaad Farag Appointed General Manager of the Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg, Russia / April 2009

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