New businesses that opened in early 2020 are particularly tough to hear about. All that work! All those dreams and expectations! And those in Malta are no exception. But it does mean these glorious Mediterranean islands that event organisers might think they know so well have some new gems to entice business back. And an invigorated desire to welcome international events.
Located opposite Balluta Bay, this newly-refurbished hotel opened in January 2020 with views of the Mediterranean and the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, which gleams in the sunshine and is beautifully lit at night.
Ideal for those who wish to be a ten-minute walk from the bustling nightlife of St Julian’s, following a €30m investment, this bright, airy and contemporary style hotel offers 301 generously-sized bedrooms and many outdoor terraces. There is also a new smart lift system, offering excellent security and saving time. No more stopping-off at endless floors on the way to breakfast!
A dedicated entrance to its excellent meeting facilities makes access and registration easy.
General manager Alex Incorvaja says: “Following this extensive renovation and upgrade to all rooms, restaurants and bars, the new Malta Marriott is positioned as one of Malta’s leading five-star properties.”
Almost everything within the tiny island of Malta, just 17 miles by 7 miles, is a 20-minute drive away including the beautiful capital Valletta, a European capital of culture city, and the international airport from the hotel.
This newly-built hotel offers 151 stylish rooms and despite its close proximity to the beach at St George’s Bay feels more like a contemporary urban resort. Cleverly designed so that all rooms face a beautifully-restored historic building to form the lovely outdoor Saint Rita Square, it has a calm elegance.
But don’t be fooled. Situated in the heart of St Julian’s, entertainment abounds on its doorstep.
As you would expect, the technology is state-of-the-art including a router in every hotel bedroom. The meeting rooms are lovely as is the roof-top pool, spa and indoor pool.
Described as a contemporary reimagining of an old hunting lodge, The Xara Lodge is the only multi-functional purpose-built venue of its kind in Malta. Set in countryside below the gorgeous medieval town of Mdina, it can accommodate 1,450.
Elegant and functional, it also has an extraordinary ‘sustainability’ story to tell with its new developments in organically-grown fruit, vegetables and fish for the chefs together with careful water management, energy conservation and concern for its environmental impact.
The De Mondion restaurant in The Xara Palace Relais & Chateau gained its Michelin star just before lockdown. Two long years later, it is serving exquisite dishes and wines to its lucky diners. A passionate young team are determined that guests have an ‘experience’ that will stay with them.
With views over the atmospheric Mdina skyline, this is an exceptional gastronomic destination. And although refined and quiet, as so much in Malta, it is also the place for a fun and enjoyable evening offering exceptional value for the quality.
The hotel is, of course, gorgeous, combining an exquisite blend of old and new in its 17 bedrooms.