Name: Thomas M. Fischer
Title: General manager
Company, city: Corinthia Hotel London, London
Number of employees: 450-plus
Recent project: General manager, Corinthia Hotel Budapest
First job: It all started with an apprenticeship at the Hilton in Munich.
Little-known fact about you: If I told, it wouldn’t be little-known anymore…
Essential business philosophy: I could summarize it in the four words that encompass The Spirit of Corinthia, which holds together everything we do: understanding, precision, authenticity and passion.
Best way to keep a competitive edge: Discretion is key to maintaining a competitive edge.
Yardstick of success: Success can be measured in a variety of ways, but the satisfaction of our guests is paramount, as is the cohesion of our team.
Thomas M. Fischer as a Traveler
What is the most important item you take when traveling? It depends on the destination, but in general I’d say my phone.
How do you spend your time on board? My time on board a flight is usually spent reading a gripping book or magazine and of course watching a good movie.
What is your favorite restaurant in the world? I really couldn’t pick one, but a meal at a good, authentic Italian restaurant is guaranteed to leave me feeling satisfied at the end of a long day.
What is your favorite destination? Munich, my hometown
About Corinthia Hotel London
Corinthia Hotel London is housed within a Victorian building; how do you incorporate the building’s history into the hotel?
Corinthia Hotel London features 294 guestrooms, including 40 suites and seven penthouses, offering sweeping views across London’s most popular landmarks, just footsteps from Trafalgar Square, The Embankment, Westminster and Covent Garden and a few minutes from Mayfair and The City. Originally opened in 1885 as the Hotel Metropole, Corinthia London offers glimpses of a bygone age through its architecture and interior design, ensuring the building’s rich history seamlessly blends with state-of-the-art facilities and modern technology.
Tell our readers about the property’s well-known spa and other on-site amenities.
Corinthia London is home to the flagship ESPA Life at Corinthia, a next-generation spa housed across four floors together with a hair salon by Daniel Galvin. The spa offers revolutionary lifestyle programs incorporating complementary and alternative medicine and targeted fitness and rehabilitation services that focus on sports training, detox, sleep, weight loss and general vitality.
Corinthia London provides unrivaled world-class luxury with superb ground-floor offerings, including The Northall restaurant, serving the best in British produce throughout the day; modern Italian cuisine at Massimo Restaurant & Bar; and the musically inspired Bassoon Bar. The new Garden Lounge offers all-day dining options in an alfresco David Collins Studio-designed garden landscape and a comprehensive cigar humidor and spirits menu for late-night entertaining.
What distinguishes Corinthia London from other premium hotels in the city?
The hotel boasts the largest room sizes in London, original restored Victorian columns and tall windows that let in swathes of natural light. Cutting-edge technology in guestrooms and meeting rooms allows for recording, mixing and broadcasting from dedicated media rooms.
Corinthia London is a 21st-century grand hotel located in the heart of London, created by experts with a passion for craftsmanship and an understanding of world-class service. It is the ninth of Corinthia Hotels’ collection of 5-star hotels founded by the Pisani family of Malta.
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