AX Group to launch new 600-room hotel in Qawra

AX Hotels, part of the wider AX Group, announced the launch of its brand-new destination concept AX ODYCY Hotel, at the former site of the Seashells Resort at Suncrest in Qawra.

The group says that the new hotel will welcome its first guests in the “coming weeks” and has been designed as a “year-round destination” which is set to “revitalise” the seaside promenade with a multi-million Euro investment.

Spearheaded by AX Group and designed by architecture firm Box Concept Studio, the group says that the destination will reignite interest in the area, create employment opportunities, and also contribute significantly to the local economy.

The extensive redevelopment and rebranding of the former renowned Suncrest adds four storeys to the existing structure, making it one of the largest hotels on the island and increases the number of hotel rooms to 600. These range from family-friendly and economy options, to luxurious, unique suites, along with other facilities and dining options. These include Medusa, a new level 10 skybar, Sidestreet, a new sophisticated lobby bar, the hotel’s new buffet restaurants, Deck and Keel, and other amenities.

“Everything about this project will do things differently, with quality and genuine character infused in every step,” AX Group Chairman Angelo Xuereb said.

“We’re excited to share it with the public and add another landmark to our portfolio that our team can be proud of. After all, it is thanks to them and their loyalty that we have achieved all this, together with the many people who have been part of the Suncrest story over the decades,” he added.

“We hope this new venture is one that will be enjoyed by generations to come, as we breathe new life into Qawra once again,” he concluded.

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World renowned Italian chef Bruno Barbieri dines in Malta

With his restaurants having won up to 7 Michelin Stars, renowned Italian chef, television personality and writer Bruno Barbieri has made his way to Malta to dine in some of the island’s best food spots.

The chef will be spending an entire week on the island and will be filming his popular Italian TV show “4 Hotel”. 

The show will see four hotels competing to showcase their superior hospitality and service, with Barbieri evaluating and judging the hotels’ skills. 

Barbieri became a household name in Italy as a judge on the popular cooking show “MasterChef Italia” and later as host of the food and travel show “4 Hotel”.

He is no stranger to Malta, having visited on several occasions in the past. This includes a trip to aid in the opening and development of Upperfood, a premium Italian food shop, where CEO Fabrizio Crimi was the first one to bring him to Malta for the creation of this concept store.

He is a recognisable face to the public of the Belpaese, thanks to the success he obtained as a judge of the popular cooking program “MasterChef Italia”. 

Filming of “4 Hotel” in Malta, which was made possible thanks to the support of VisitMalta, will end on Friday 27th January, closing off with an event bringing together starred chefs from both Malta and Italy. 

Barbieri will meet fans at an exclusive end of shooting celebration party, organised by Life Events, the leading Event company in Malta, led by Simone Neri. 

Star chef Marvin Gauci is expected to participate in the event, which makes this a must attend for food and entertaining enthusiasts. 

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