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Corinthia Hotels International appoints new GM for its Malta property

Malta based Corinthia Hotels International (CHI) announced the appointment of  Danish national Mr Morten Ebbesen as the new general manager of the Corinthia Beach Resort in Malta, comprising the five-star Corinthia Hotel St George’s Bay and the adjoining Marina Hotel.

Morten Ebbesen brings a wealth of experience to his new post, having held general manager positions at the five-star Pestana Grand Hotel Madeira, and the Millennium Mayfair and Sheraton Park Tower hotels in London. While at the Millennium Mayfair, he was instrumental in developing the celebrity chef restaurant ‘Turners of Mayfair’.

Morten’s earlier appointments included those of resident manager at the Casino Park Hotel Funchal in Madeira, executive assistant manager at Sheraton Hotel Abuja in Nigeria, front office manager at Sheraton Skyline Hotel in Heathrow, London and assistant manager at the Sheraton Copenhagen.

As marketing director of the Group Pestana, with responsibility for seven five-star properties and multiple restaurant and conference operations, Morten also has considerable experience in the sales and marketing field.

Welcoming Morten’s appointment, CHI chief executive officer Tony Potter said from Valletta “I am really looking forward to working with Morten again and know that his extensive European experience in large scale five-star hotels will be most beneficial to our business at the Corinthia Beach Resort and its two upscale hotels. We have a great team at these properties and I am confident that Morten will prove to be a successful and professional leader and be instrumental in establishing the highest of international standards at this great Resort and conference centre in Malta.

On his part, Morten commented "It is a very exciting time to join the Corinthia team with the new Wyndham joint venture and the expansion plans in place. I have operated extensively in similar environments to Malta and can confirm that the Corinthia Beach Resort’s quality, standard, comfort and design – allow for a unique opportunity to attract high quality leisure and conference business to the island.  We have the resources in place to make this a truly memorable experience for all types of visitors – and  I look forward to working with the team, the local tourist board,  destination management companies and tour operators to increase the awareness of this beautiful island".

Morten joins CHI from his most recent position as the regional director for Hotel Dynamics in the Middle East, based in Dubai, where he managed and oversaw their operations in relation to food and beverage and loyalty programmes worldwide.

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