Archive for the ‘Meet the staff’ Category

9Jul

Interview with Tamás Simon, Rickshaw Manager

Tamas_Simon_portrait_v2How long have you worked at Corinthia Hotel Budapest?
Since the opening, that is, 13 years ago. It feels like it was just yesterday…
Which areas have you worked in, and where are you now?
I have worked at Brasserie & Atrium Restaurant, Rickshaw and Le Bar. Now I am working as Rickshaw Manager.
What are your duties?
Managing the restaurant and my team. This involves creating the menu and making sure all our guests are
delighted with the meals, offers and atmosphere. In my job, communication, creativity and understanding
customers’ needs are fundamental elements of success. It is a heart-warming challenge every day and I admit I
simply love it.
If you hadn’t gone into the hotel business, what profession would you have chosen?
I would be a musician, for sure.
What is your favorite place in Budapest?
Definitely the Zoo.
How do you relax?
I spend time with my children, the more the better.
Which achievement in your life are you most pleased about?
I am the proudest father ever.
What hidden talents do you have?
I play the guitar in a rock band. Music plays a great role in my life.
If you won the Euro Jackpot, what would you do with the money?
I would travel with my family all year.
If someone wrote a biography about you, what would the title be?
Still got the blues.
What are the top 3 things on your bucket list?
Visiting New Orleans, a journey to Australia and a 1958 Gibson Les Paul guitar…
If your life had a theme song, what would it be?
Welcome to the jungle.
What would you say is your personal motto?
Don’t panic.

18Jun

Interview with Gabor Eszes, Purchasing Manager

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How long have you worked at the hotel?
I started in Corinthia Hotel Budapest in October 2007.
Which areas have you worked in, and where are you now?
I always worked in the finance department, starting as purchasing driver, then as assistant. Four years after
starting, I was given the opportunity to manage the purchasing
What are your duties?
My job includes the making and sending of purchase orders, negotiating with suppliers. I am responsible for
purchasing of all food and beverage products, room amenities, printing materials, branded items, hygienic
products and cleaning materials.
What was your happiest experience in relation to the hotel?
There have been many great memories of the last 7 years. My favorite experiences were the trip to Malta in
2012, the Christmas night with my girlfriend in Corinthia in 2013, and of course the staff parties.
What is your favorite place in Budapest? (can be a square, a park, a club, an outdoor terrace, a city side…etc.)
I like the historical places in Budapest, and all the amazing caves. I also like the nature, so I enjoy going on
excursions in Buda hills and parks.
How do you relax?
Nowadays I don’t have much free time because of house renovation. After a long day of work, I enjoy the
working out at gym, because it provides additional energy.
If you won Euro Jackpot, what would you do with the money?
I would make a trip around the world and apply for a space travel of course.
What are the top 3 things on your bucket list?
Sky diving, driving a racing car, caving in the most beautiful places of the world.

27Apr

Interview with Balázs Cserháti, Royal Spa Lifeguard

cserhatibalazsHow long have you worked at the hotel?
My first day in the hotel was 20 July 2012, as a temporary swimming pool attendant. Later, in August, my contract
was made permanent.
Which areas have you worked in, and where are you now?
I started work as a lifeguard in the hotel’s SPA section and I am still working in this position.
What are your duties?
My job is extremely varied; first and foremost guests should be 100% satisfied with our services. We create the
appropriate atmosphere for rest and relaxation. In the pool area, I supervise the appropriate, safe operation of
the jacuzzis, swimming pool, saunas and steam cabin; I check water temperatures and monitor the prescribed
temperatures of the saunas, resetting them if I find any problems. It is also my duty to ensure that there
are always sufficient quantities of textiles in the SPA area for guests and therapists. We devote a great deal
of attention to the safety of guests, which is our primary task. We provide immediate first aid or lifesaving
procedures in the case of an accident (which can happen at any time). Our duties also encompass keeping the
fitness room tidy and seeing that the exercise machines pose no hazard and can be operated safely.
What was your happiest experience in relation to the hotel?
The happiest memory I have in relation to the hotel was an experience of a lifetime. It was my first staff party.
When the first prize was drawn for the raffle there was a pause and then my name was read out! The prize was a
trip to the London Corinthia hotel, including the airfare. This was probably one of the biggest surprises and one
of the best experiences of my life.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I use my leisure time in different ways, but sport and exercise are essential to me. I am a great fan of active
recreation. I like being outdoors as much as possible. If time allows, I’ll go cycling or running but what I like
most of all is horseback riding, which I have done since I was a child. For me this represents rest, relaxation and
rejuvenation. Currently I have really got into reading as well, but I am still a beginner in this field.
What is your favorite food and drink?
The truth is that I am not a choosy type, I eat everything that is tasty. But perhaps what I really enjoy and could
eat every day, in any quantity, is lángos (fried dough with various toppings). As regards desserts, I love pancakes.
Since I come from a wine growing region I enjoy a glass of fine wine now and then.
Do you have a favorite travel destination in Hungary and abroad?
I’ve travelled a lot in Hungary but not everywhere, that’s why I would like to see the whole country. I am
especially interested in the Northern Range and the castles that are located there. I am fascinated by history. I
would willingly travel to those parts of the world that have become famous throughout history. I am attracted
to the ancient civilizations, which is why I would love to go to Egypt, Asia and South America.

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