Graffiti: Welcome Inside of the Corinthia Towers

Lukáš Fokt and Zsolt Farkas take charge and turn the place upside down...

Prague, Czech Republic, December 11th, 2007 – In attempt to further upgrade back of the house areas and meet the new generations taste and expectations, General Manager of five-star hotel Corinthia Towers Christian Grage and Public Relations Manager Jana Horackova invited local Graffiti artists – Lukáš Fokt and Zsolt Farkas to take charge and „turn the place upside down“.

“We agreed with both artists that it’s great to do such graffiti pieces on unusual places as back of the five-star hotel for sure is as well as it’s fantastic opportunity for young people to avoid illegal graffiti on facades of buildings”, comments Jana Horackova.

Overall six different motives for departments such as Maintenance, Training, Kitchen, outside smoking corner or lift landing for back of house have been chosen to add „spirit“ to otherwise white and boring walls in traditional back of the house areas. “Employees love those art initiatives”, says Christian Grage, with many more departments now requesting for their personalised Graffiti pieces. The largest piece is over 4 meters high and 5 meters wide and decorates the lift landing of the two lifts for back of the house transportation. An eye catcher even for guests these days that manage to take a glimpse into the back area. “I have seen so many pictures taken by proud employees in front of those new images in the back house”, adds Christian Grage, who has done this initiative before by finding a British graffiti artist and continue: “We must enhance employee areas and keep their smiles going. The graffiti pieces initiative is only one small aspect of many other initiatives driven by creative management team of Corinthia Towers Hotel.”

Corinthia Hotels is a luxury collection of five-star hotels in Lisbon, Portugal; Budapest, Hungary; Prague, Czech Republic; St. Petersburg, Russia; Malta; and Tripoli, Libya. Founded by the Pisani family of Malta in the 1960s, 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 traveller facilities. Corinthia Hotels’ portfolio includes the award-winning Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal in Budapest, which received Europe’s ‘Best Hotel Architecture Award’ and was recently selected to join the privileged list of ‘The Most Famous Hotels in the World’. Corinthia Hotels is associated with Wyndham Grand Collection.

Corinthia Hotels International (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 EMEA region operating under the Corinthia, Ramada Plaza and Wyndham categories. Prior to entering into a joint venture with Wyndham Hotel Group, CHI had 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.

„Spirit of Corinthia – Experience the Warmth, Colour and Vitality“

Contact:   Jana Horáčková
Public Relations Manager
Corinthia Towers Hotel
Phone: +420 261 191 101
Fax:   +420 261 211 623
Mobile:+420 736 525 695
e-mail:Jana_horackova@corinthia.cz
www.corinthia.cz

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