The five -star Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg has been selected for the second time to receive “The Best Congress Hotel in St Petersburg” Award. The third edition of the Russian professional awards in the field of business tourism was held in Moscow on September 18, in the presence of over 300 representatives of business travel and MICE industry and journalists. Russian Business Travel & MICE Award – for the best companies and enterprises in the business travel and MICE, was launched in 2010 by the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Business Travel magazine and the conference.ru portal.
The project covers all segments of the business travel market – hotels in Moscow, St. Petersburg and other regions of the country, congress centers, conference, incentive and event organizers in Russia and abroad, business travel agencies, airlines for business travellers, and national tourism offices.
Open voting on the Internet began on July 1st and ended 10 days before the ceremony. Voting lasted for nearly two and a half months. During this time, a record number of votes was received – 88,000, one and a half times more than the previous year.
The winners are determined by a specially set up advisory council. It included representatives of leading Russian and international companies – large customers of business travel and MICE services in Russia. Winners in 19 categories were selected, among which Best congress hotel in Moscow, Best congress hotel, Moscow Region, Best congress hotel in St. Petersburg, Best Regional congress hotel, Best organizer of conferences, Best airline for business travelers, and others.
The award was presented to the Hotel General Manager Mr. Eric Pere. Addressing the audience, he thanked all who took part in the vote as well as the event organizers. Eric Pere emphasized that the award is the result of a joint effort by the entire hotel team to ensure optimum conditions for business events held in the hotel. “With the largest meeting space of its kind in any five-star hotel in City of St Petersburg , we are proud to contribute to the development of business tourism in the Northern capital, which helps to attract an increasing number of new visitors to the city”, – he added.
The five-star Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg is ideally located in the heart of St Petersburg in two historical buildings of the 19th century. The hotel offers 388 comfortable and elegant rooms, 15 fully equipped up-to-date meeting rooms with a total capacity up to 1000 people, providing an ideal venue for conferences, banquets and special events. The high level of service of the Corinthia hotel St. Petersburg has been appreciated by local and international representatives of the business community, world-famous personalities, and many corporate clients.
Corinthia Hotels, www.corinthia.com