Adrian Attard has returned to the Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa as its new general manager. Attard started his career in the hospitality industry at the age of 18 as the luxury hotel's pool boy.
Attard returned to the hotel this month and took over for David Woodward, Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa’s general manager since 2012. Woodward now leads the ongoing property renovations and will continue to work with Corinthia Hotels as a consultant.
After his first job with Corinthia, Attard attended the Institute of Tourism Studies and received his diploma in Hotel Administration in 1996. He worked as assistant general manager at a former Corinthia property in Tunisia and with the food and beverage department at the Radisson Blu Resort & Spa Golden Sands. Attard also served as Director of Revenue for Malta’s Corinthia hotels and, since 2011, the general manager of the Radisson Blu Resort, Malta St. Julian’s.
Adrian graduated from the Cornell General Managers Program. He is a member of the Council of the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association as well as the Board of Governors of the Institute of Tourism Studies.
Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa is the original location of the Corinthia Hotels chain. Opened in 1968, it sits in the middle of Malta, next to the Presidential Palace and between the island’s capital Valletta and the medieval city Mdina.