Portugals Five Star Corinthia Hotel Lisbon to host Annual IGCE Conference
10 January 2008
The five-star Corinthia Hotel Lisbon will host the Annual Meeting of “IGCE” between the 22nd and 24th of April, 2008. IGCE is the conference division of The Sports Network—the premiere real time sports wire service in the United States. The luxurious Corinthia property is the largest hotel meeting facility in Lisbon.
Superb Meeting and Conference Facilities, the unique Events@Corinthia programme and the Corinthia Hotel Lisbon’s elegant design were cited by IGCE Conference Coordinator Amanda Manero as some of the key factors for their conference venue selection. Manero said she was especially impressed with “the large and flexible meeting space and the state-of-the-art, technologically advanced equipment” at the Corinthia Hotel Lisbon – a perfect fit for her group’s agenda. She also cited “the responsiveness, experience and efficiency of the Hotel’s Events@Corinthia staff. Whatever we’ve asked for, Corinthia representatives have made happen, and quickly,” Ms. Manero comments. She adds, “The elegance and amenities of the hotel makes it exactly the kind of place our attendees like to be in.”
Other special features that were attractive to IGCE, noted Ms. Manero, were free Internet in each delegate’s room, access to the business services of the Executive Club, and individualised help with the Conference’s ‘Go Green’ theme, which will offer paperless meetings – with all information on one disk -- registration by website only, and other efforts to ‘go green’.
The Corinthia Hotel Lisbon , in addition to being the city’s largest, has the most technologically advanced meeting and conference space in a hotel in Lisbon. It has a capacity of 1,400, easily divided into the client’s need for break-out space, and is equipped with the latest technology.
The hotel, conveniently situated from the airport and from shopping and nightlife areas, has 518 guest rooms, divided into Standard, Executive and Suite spaces. Its Executive Club offers all business services including complimentary use of computers, secretarial assistance, multi-lingual staff and newspapers and magazines from around the globe. Three restaurants and a Lounge/Bar offer both local and international fare. The top floor of the Executive Club, boasts a stunning view of the city.
Events@Corinthia offers everything needed to make the work of Meeting, Incentive, Conference and Event (MICE) planners easier, while ensuring the success of their event. Through Events@Corinthia, a Special Web Offer Page centralises all special offers, where they can search by date, location or hotel. The planner may then place a Request for Proposal immediately on the site, with a guaranteed 24-hour response (See www.corinthiahotels.com/conference-special-offers-asap.)
The Events@Corinthia programme also provides every group organiser with a dedicated personal assistant 24/7 during the event. All efforts are made to honour special and unique requests for each different event, conference or meeting. A complimentary mobile phone for all local calls connects the planner to the personal assistant and to relevant sources in the city. And a special ‘Five Senses Room’ for the planner during the event makes the planner’s life even more luxurious and stress-free. (The Five Senses in the room are stimulated through Touch –massage chair and tracksuit; Sight—sensitive lighting and décor; Taste- freshly cut, chilled, exotic fruits; Smell—aromatic lantern and essential oils; Sound- soothing music.
And all this is backed by Events@Corinthia’s Promise
● Feedback-Initial Response within 24 hours
● ‘Ready When You Are’ - Automatic access to fully prepared event rooms one hour before start, or earlier by request.
●Techno sure—All equipment supported by round-the-clock technical assistance.
Following a successful Corinthia experience, if an event organiser chooses later to use another Corinthia Hotel at another destination for the organisation’s next event, Corinthia Hotels ensures a smooth transition. The Event Assistant already familiar with the planner’s special needs will be sent to the new venue two days prior to the event to brief the staff there on the organisation’s requirements.
IGCE operates independently to address issues within the gaming industry and to cover land-based ventures and online Internet efforts. Its founders are experts within the industry and each conference is focused upon coverage of every topic of interest and importance to its attendees, with a reach and reputation that is able to gather together the most important voices within the industry on an international level
About Corinthia Hotels
Corinthia Hotels is a luxury Brand of five-star hotels in Budapest - Hungary; Lisbon - Portugal; Malta; Prague - Czech Republic; St. Petersburg - Russia; and Tripoli - Libya. Founded by the Pisani family of Malta in 1962, the Corinthia brand stands in that proud tradition of European hospitality and its signature services communicate the ‘Warmth, Colour and Vitality’ of its Maltese heritage. All Corinthia hotels feature state-of-the art conference areas and extensive business traveler facilities. Corinthia Hotels’ portfolio includes two award-winning properties: In Budapest, The Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal which received Europe’s ‘Best Hotel Architecture Award’ and was selected to join the privileged list of ‘The Most Famous Hotels in the World’ and also won the International Five-Star Diamond Award for its commitment to excellence in luxury amenities and top quality services. In Prague, The Corinthia Towers Hotel, first hotel ever to win best Gastronomy Concept in the Czech Republic; and its award-winning Oriental Restaurant Rickshaw, recipient of the "5 stars and 6 stripes" designation from renowned US reviewer Seven Stars and Stripes.
About Corinthia Hotels International (CHI)
CHI is a hotel operating company that is a joint venture between Malta based International Hotel Investments plc (IHI) and Wyndham Hotel Group of the US. It undertakes hotel management operations for Corinthia Group and IHI owned or affiliated hotels as also for third party owners. CHI is also the exclusive hotel management company for Wyndham Hotel Group managed hotels in the Europe-Africa-Middle East (EMEA) region operating under the Corinthia, Ramada Plaza and Wyndham categories. CHI has accumulated over 40 years of experience in delivering a high quality service to hotel guests and an optimum rate of return for owners and investors in diverse business environments. Its expertise extends to management of luxury and upscale properties in city and resort locations, and products ranging from boutique to large conference and meeting hotels. Corinthia 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. For further information on Corinthia Hotels please visit www.corinthiahotels.com