Corinthia Hotels has appointed Roderick Micallef as vice president of operations for its hotels in mainland Europe and Malta.
Micallef returns to the company’s head office from Portugal, where he was the general manager of the Corinthia Hotel Lisbon.
In his new role, Micallef will drive strategies to maximise profitability and quality in the hotels’ Craftsmanship of Care guest services offering.
“Roderick will be an invaluable asset to the Corinthia corporate team, bringing with him a wealth of hands-on operational expertise, which our general managers across Europe, will tap into,” said Corinthia Hotels CEO Simon Naudi.
During his time in Lisbon, Micallef pioneered an energy efficiency project in collaboration with Galp Energia, a national utility, whereby collaborative investment in modern technology and energy systems have brought about a reduction of 11% of the Lisbon hotel’s energy costs, representing energy savings of up to 70 MHz per year and a significant reduction of CO2 emissions.
He received industry recognition in the form of the Young Leader Award at the International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) 2010.
Corinthia Hotels owns and operates five-star hotels in Prague, Budapest, St Petersburg and Lisbon on mainland Europe, besides Malta, London, Tripoli, Tunis and Khartoum.
Micallef has been with Corinthia for 13 years. He is married to Fiona and has two children.