Corinthia Hotels appoint Eric Pere
Corinthia Hotels appoint Eric Pere as the new General Manager of its landmark hotel in Prague. Formerly General Manager of Corinthia hotels in Tripoli and St Petersburg, and bringing over 30 years’ experience across the luxury hospitality industry, Eric will oversee Corinthia Hotel Prague as it continues to thrive among the city’s leading hotels. He takes over from Jonathan Pace, who has been appointed General Manager of Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg.
In his new role, Eric will be responsible for overseeing the operation of the award-winning Corinthia Prague, ensuring the optimal level of guest and employee satisfaction as well as profitability, as Prague continues to attract an increasing amount of leisure and business tourism. Corinthia Prague was recently awarded the ‘Czech Republic’s Leading Business Hotel’ at the 2015 World Travel Awards.
Eric, a French native, is an international hotelier through and through. He has worked his way up the rungs in the hospitality industry, starting as a Cost Controller & F&B Analyst in the 1980’s, and gradually progressing through a finance career path, arriving at his latest appointment as General Manager of the iconic Corinthia Prague.
During his 30-year employment in the luxury hospitality industry, Eric has gained experience worldwide in 13 different countries: from French Polynesia to Libya; from London’s Berkeley Hotel to Azerbaijan’s Trump International Hotel. He has been General Manager of five-star hotels since 2003, and has worked for leading hotel brands, including Belmond, Trump, Fairmont, and the Savoy Group.
“Moving to Corinthia Prague feels like the perfect next step for me. My own values blend seamlessly with the value system of Corinthia, and I look forward to overseeing this iconic hotel,” said Eric Pere, General Manager of Corinthia Prague.
“We are delighted to announce Eric’s return to Corinthia Hotels. He did an outstanding job as General Manager of other Corinthia hotels, and I am confident he will excel in his new role overseeing Corinthia Prague, as the city’s leisure and business tourism scene continues to grow,” said Simon Naudi, CEO of Corinthia Hotels.
Perched atop one of Prague’s several hills, Corinthia Hotel Prague boasts panoramic views of the City of a Hundred Spires from all sides of the hotel. This upscale hotel houses 539 rooms, including 66 Executive Rooms and 22 suites. Located adjacent to Prague’s Congress Centre, 20km from the city’s airport and only 5 minutes from the historic city center, Corinthia Prague is ideally situated for business and leisure travelers alike. Among its delectable dining options, the Grill serves succulent meat and fish cooked over an open charcoal grill, while the award-winning Rickshaw restaurant offers a world-class Far Eastern fusion cuisine. The Apollo Day Spa offers guests a luxurious haven of relaxation and a pool on the top floor of the hotel, commanding views of the capital’s skyline. The Corinthia Conference and Events Center offers extensive conference facilities for up to 1,000 delegates. Renovated with a passion for craftsmanship and precision upon its acquisition by Corinthia Hotels in 1996, Corinthia Prague offers luxury amenities and service for both corporate groups and individual leisure guests. The hotel belongs to the five-star Corinthia Hotels collection, founded by the Pisani family of Malta.