NYU-SCPS Tisch Center and Corinthia Hotels Announce Scholarship, Internship and Management Training Programs

NEW YORK, March 27, 2012 –The inaugural Alfred Pisani Corinthia Hotels Scholarship and the Tisch Center/Corinthia Hotels Internship and Management Training Program were formally announced recently at the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS) Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management

NYU-SCPS Tisch Center Divisional Dean Bjorn Hanson announced the Alfred Pisani Corinthia Hotels Scholarship, established by Corinthia Hotels Founder and Group Chairman Alfred Pisani. Two $10,000 scholarships will be awarded annually to financially needy and deserving undergraduate students who are pursuing degrees in the fields of hotel and tourism management. The inaugural Scholars will be selected in May.

“Starting from the small island of Malta, 50 years ago, an island with only 400,000 inhabitants, I would have never assumed or begun to comprehend that the Corinthia brand would one day be connected with one of the world’s greatest universities, NYU,” said Pisani. “I give you my personal commitment that we will grow our relationship in a manner that both of our great brands and the people we serve will be proud of.”

Dean Hanson introduced the first Tisch Center/Corinthia Hotels interns. Four students – Genevieve Arnold, Phillip Rogers, Christiana Vasilas, and Julia Zolotorov -- will intern for eight weeks in Corinthia Hotels in Malta, London, Lisbon, and Budapest, respectively, in the summer of 2012. A fifth student, Joana Buiza, will spend her summer 2012 internship at Corinthia Hotels’ corporate headquarters in Malta.

"The Corinthia program we are announcing today is a reflection of Mr. Pisani's personal commitment to bright, optimistic, motivated young men and women, not only to generously support the cost of their education, but to provide international experiences that will be a lifelong memorable and valuable personal and career experiences." said Hanson, who is also co-interim dean of NYU-SCPS. "The program announced today includes two significant scholarships, and a future phase includes a one-year executive development program with Corinthia for a Tisch Center graduate."  

“I am pleased to add my thank you to Chairman Pisani and Corinthia for this wonderful combination of scholarships and experiences for Tisch Center students," said Jonathan M. Tisch, chairman of Loews Hotels and co-chairman of the Board, and Office of the President of Loews Corporation.

About Corinthia Hotels
Corinthia is a collection of hotels founded by the Pisani family of Malta. The brand remains true to its roots as a family business, fired by a passion for craftsmanship, devotion to detail and intuitive, warm service. Each of our hotels and resorts created in some of the most intriguing areas of the world is a tribute to local architecture and cultural traditions. The Corinthia portfolio includes the flagship Corinthia Hotel London, the award-winning Corinthia Hotel Budapest in Hungary, Corinthia Hotel Prague in the Czech Republic, Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg in Russia and Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa in Malta.  The portfolio also features Corinthia Hotel St George’s Bay in Malta, the Corinthia Hotel Tripoli in Libya, and the modern Corinthia Hotel Lisbon in Portugal.                                                                                                
The Corinthia Hotel brand is owned by International Hotel Investments plc., a publicly-traded company in Malta, which also acquires, develops and owns Corinthia Hotels worldwide. The management of the hotels is entrusted to a subsidiary company CHI Hotels & Resorts Limited, which provides the full range of technical assistance and management services to hotel owners worldwide. CHI is the exclusive operator of the Corinthia brand as well as the Wyndham and Ramada Plaza brands for Europe, Africa and The Middle East. 

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