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Corinthia Hotels appoints first Director of Learning, Development & Wellbeing to strengthen its talent pool

Rachel Begbie will be responsible for reviewing, developing and implementing learning, development and wellbeing systems and programs across the eight hotels, based in Corinthia Hotels’ London office.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Corinthia Hotels, the collection of luxury, five-star hotels around the world, has appointed its first Director of Learning, Development & Wellbeing, to help strengthen its talent pool of 2,500 full-time employees and 500 part-timers that the hotels employ globally.

Rachel Begbie joined Corinthia Hotels on December 1st following 18 years with Four Seasons Hotels in London, Egypt and Beirut. Most recently, Begbie served as the Four Seasons Regional Director of HR covering Azerbaijan, Russia, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Lebanon and South Africa.

She will be responsible for reviewing, developing and implementing learning, development and wellbeing systems and programs across the eight hotels, based in Corinthia Hotels’ London office.

It is hoped that she will also help improve staff retention, something that blights the entire hospitality industry.

“It is a great pleasure and opportunity to have Rachel on the Corinthia Hotels’ team,” says Franco Valletta, Chief Officer – Organization Development & HR for the group. “Her appointment is timely as Corinthia embarks on a journey of growth and expansion."

“Rachel’s extensive HR and Learning & Development experience in luxury hotels will no doubt enrich our ongoing commitment to providing our colleagues with career progression opportunities, an environment of constant learning, as well as a genuine and caring climate of wellbeing.”

“It is an exciting time to be joining Corinthia Hotels,” says Rachel. “Consistency is going to be key in all areas across the portfolio as we seek to be known as an employer of choice and create a strong employee brand.”

Vicky Karantzavelou
Co-Founder & Chief Editor - TravelDailyNews Media Network | Website

Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales.

She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.

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