Two Hotel General Manager Appointments at the Corinthia Beach Resort - St Georges Bay Malta
01 December 2008
1st December 2008 - Mounir Sami, previously general manager of the Corinthia Bab Africa Hotel in Tripoli, Libya, has been appointed general manager of the Corinthia Hotel St George’s Bay Malta and joins the hotel following a long and impressive international career in senior hotel management.
He was educated at the Swiss Hotel School and at the Cornell University in the United States of America. Mounir is a Canadian citizen and is fluent in English, French, German and Arabic. His career spans top executive appointments with Hilton International, the Al Baraka Group of Hotels, Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Ramada Hotels International and Commonwealth Holiday Inns of Canada. During this time, he has held general management positions in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Canada. Prior to joining CHI Hotels & Resorts, Mounir was the general manager of the Ramses Hilton in Cairo.
Jonathan Pace, previously deputy general manager at the Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa in Attard, has been appointed general manager of the Marina Hotel at the Corinthia Beach Resort.
At 27, Jonathan is CHI Hotels & Resorts’ youngest ever hotel general manager. He obtained his Higher National Diploma in Hospitality Studies from ITS Malta and following a year at the famous Gleneagles Hotel and stints at the Corinthia Hotel Prague and Corinthia Bab Africa Hotel in Tripoli, joined Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa as conference and events executive and later food and beverage manager. Jonathan was promoted to deputy general manager where, in tandem with the hotel general manager, he was responsible for the overall operation of the hotel.
Both general managers will report directly to Tony Potter, CHI Hotels & Resorts’ managing director & CEO.
The decision to appoint two independent general managers for the two hotels has been made in order to ensure the appropriate focus and attention to detail to each property and its customers. The overall Corinthia Beach Resort experience to the customer will continue to be a seamless operation offering one of the Mediterranean’s largest resort complexes featuring a range of hotel accommodation, restaurants, lido operation, pool operations, spa facilities and extensive conference and banqueting options.
Tony Potter commented today from the Group’s Headquarter in Floriana “I am delighted that CHI is continuing to make first class management appointments across the globe such as these two general managers. In Mounir Sami, the Corinthia Hotel St. George’s Bay will be operated by one of the industry’s true veterans, who will be able to bring the appropriate management style and experience in order to maintain Corinthia Hotel’s place as one of the leading 5-Star properties in the Mediterranean. In Jonathan Pace, we have a tremendous opportunity to develop a young and dynamic Maltese hotel professional to be one of Europe’s leading general managers of the future. Both general managers, with their outstanding teams, will, I am sure, be able to position their respective properties as the very best in their markets. Given our intention to further develop the spirit of the Corinthia brand to reflect the colours, flavours and experience of the Maltese Islands, it is particularly appropriate that all three of our general managers in Malta, including Italico Rota at the Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa, report directly to myself, along with our two recently appointed regional vice presidents in the regions of Western Europe and Africa and the Middle East. I am particularly proud of our CHI Team and look forward to promoting the Corinthia brand in our exciting new destinations in London, Sharm El Sheikh, Bucharest and Benghazi.”