This week we walked along the Valletta streets to visit one of our top catering partners at the Casino Maltese, also known as the Knight’s Treasury.
The Casino Maltese is a social club that was created in the 1850s and is today still operating as both a social club and also one of Malta’s top event venues.
Brian Calleja, Director of Sales and Diane Farrugia, Head of Sales on the MICE market at Corinthia Caterers explained to us the versatility of this historical venue as we went down memory lane and reminisced on all the fabulous events we hosted together at this elegant venue.
We can’t wait to be walking down the streets of Valletta with groups again very soon!
The Colours of Malta Timeless Journey – Week 3 The Colours of Malta Timeless Journey – Week 2 The UNESCO Intangible Heritage List Now Features THESE Two Iconic Maltese Additions
UNESCO established its Lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage with the aim of ensuring better protection of important intangible cultural heritages worldwide and the awareness of their significance.
Malta is set to now feature on this list as two Maltese Icons have now been accepted to the list, according to Minister Jose Herrera.
These are, the Traditional Maltese Ftira and the Maltese Festas. The Maltese Ftira is something that the Maltese hold dearly as part of their history and culture. A disc-shaped semi-flat bread made with flour, water and salt is reminiscent of a ciabatta in both texture and taste, but is uniquely different at the same time. The Maltese ftira makes for a simple, fast and delicious snack, especially when filled with the right fresh ingredients.
Ftira, like most simple bread foods around the world, takes its origins from the working people hundreds of years ago who made the most of the resources they had. Most towns and villages in Malta had a communal oven at the time where everyone from the area would bake their bread. The communal ovens may have been lost through the ages but the delectable ftira bread that was made there certainly hasn’t.
The Maltese village festa is the distilled essence of all that is Mediterranean in one event. These feasts combine colourful lights, band music, noisy and bright fireworks displays, and a crowd of hundreds spilling out of bars onto the noisy streets into one orgy of celebration. It’s an unforgettable experience of food, drink, music and fanfare.
Festas are held mainly between the months of May and September, although there are a few exceptions. Every village has at least one patron saint, and this serves as the basis for the village feast. On the appointed time of the year, that village will festoon the streets with statues and banners dedicated to the saint, and throughout the entire week, locals and tourists turn up in droves to enjoy the festivities.
Moreover, the Minister said that Mdina and Gozo’s Cittadella have been submitted for consideration to the UNESCO so that they can be including in the Tangible Heritage List, while the cliffs on the northern side of the Island are to be submitted for consideration on the Environmental Heritage List.
Article credits: https://bay.com.mt/the-unesco-intangible-heritage-list-now-features-these-two-iconic-maltese-additions/The Travel and Incentives Industry stays afloat in Malta
Kindly follow the link to read the article on Meet and Travel magazine: https://cld.bz/1GvYa1y/30/The Colours of Malta Timeless Journey – Week 1
This time our journey takes us to the Old Capital City, Mdina aka The Silent City. A place so magical and quiet, that one might think they’re in a fairytale!
Here we met up with Justin Zammit Tabona the Managing Director of Xara Collection. Justin explains to us the timeless story of the Xara Palace hotel, part of the Relais Chateaux brand and its formidable De Mondion 1* Michelin star restaurant on the hotel’s rooftop terrace.
This quaint hotel has been run by the family for a number of years now and is part of a larger collection of businesses operating within the hospitality industry.The Iniala Harbour House and Ion Harbour Terrace Restaurant are now officially open
Nestled on the imposing St Barbara Bastions in Valletta, this project, that took 7 years to come to life is Fabulously designed and decorated and its suites boast imposing Grand Harbour Views.
Each suite is uniquely finished to the highest of standards, whilst Ion – The Harbour restaurant offers bespoke breakfast or dinner cuisine surrounded by world-class design and unrivalled views of the Grand Harbour.
When we met Mark he confidently told us that this project will be the ‘Top Luxury Experience in Malta but also a home away from home.’
We wish this Group the best of luck and we hope to work with their professional staff in the very near future.
To learn more about Iniala Group and its philanthropy click on : https://www.inialagroup.com/Westin Dragonara named Mediterranean’s leading resort for 2020
The Westin Dragonara Resort has been named the Mediterranean’s leading resort at a prestigious award ceremony for the tourism sector.
The St Julian’s hotel resort, which recently underwent a €40 million renovation, won the prize at the 27th annual World Travel Awards. It is the second time the Dragonara has won the award, following a victory in 2013.
The World Travel Awards have been described as the “Oscars” of the global travel and tourism industry and are recognised globally as a hallmark of excellence in the hospitality sector.
Find the full article here: https://timesofmalta.com/articles/view/westin-dragonara-wins-prize-at-world-travel-awards.829015
The Colours of Malta Novelties Journey – Week 8
This week’s journey took us to the bastion walls of Valletta to meet Mark Weingard, founder of Iniala Group.
Mark explained to us the concept of this amazing project, the inspiration and the results he’d like to achieve once the hotel opens its doors. Mark is full of energy and excitement as he talks about his project, now near completion after 7 years in the making.
Fabulously designed and decorated suites boasting imposing Grand Harbour Views, each uniquely finished to the highest of standards, a restaurant with the most scenic views and exquisite cuisine and a spa to relax in, all in the Capital City!
Mark goes on to say that this project will be the Top Luxury Experience in Malta but also a home away from home!
We can’t wait to experience the luxury of this new property, which opened its doors in mid October.
To learn more about Iniala Group and its philanthropy click on : https://www.inialagroup.com/Virtual Team Building Activities
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