Corinthia Palace has announced its exciting partnership with gastronomic award-winner, Bahia, as it continues to set standards for luxury hospitality in Malta.
As part of that partnership, the popular Michelin-starred restaurant will move from its historic, converted townhouse in Lija to a new home on the upper floors of the renowned Villa Corinthia within Corinthia Palace later this year.
“The addition of Bahia to our portfolio ensures that the Corinthia Palace remains the quintessential address for travellers looking to experience the real Malta,” General Manager, Adrian Attard, said.
Over the past five years, Bahia formed its identity through its creative food, eye for detail and professional and warm service. The chic bistro is known for pushing the boundaries of the dining experience and for the adventurous way it communicates to the market.
Article credits: https://newsbook.com.mt/en/michelin-starred-restaurant-bahia-to-move-into-corinthia-palace/Corinthia Oasis plan proposes new five-star hotel in Ghajn Tuffieha
Corinthia Hotels has submitted plans to build a low-lying tourist and residential complex on the site occupied by the disused Ħal Ferħ Holiday Complex, the company said.
The development, which has been branded as Corinthia Oasis, will comprise a 5-star hotel with 162 rooms and 25 hotel-serviced residences. The proposed resort and residences will rise to one and two storeys.
The area in Għajn Tuffieħa was re-zoned last year to allow the company to include residences in its development plans.
The company presented photomontages of the proposed development designed by architect Martin Xuereb. Corinthia said the design “will pay homage to traditional Maltese architecture interpreted in a contemporary style”.
The 83,000sq.m site was a military camp for the UK forces in Malta, and in the 1970s was acquired by Air Malta and turned into a tourist complex.
The resort was eventually shut down and taken over by government. It was privatised in 2009 to Island Hotels Group that acquired a permit to develop a time-share resort. The development never took place.
The site was subject to a development brief, which set strict parameters with regard to the permissible redevelopment on the site, including limiting the building footprint to 20% of the area, and not allowing for more than two storeys.
Eventually, Corinthia took over Island Hotels in 2015 and triggered a clause in the contract asking for a revision of the development brief.
The brief was updated last year through a parliamentary resolution to allow for a partial change in land use, permitting Corinthia to include 25 residences in its plans, whilst retaining tourism as the principal use.
Corinthia Chairman Alfred Pisani said: “We are very excited about this new resort. We will create a world class product that matches all that we are doing as a brand globally in the luxury sector. We are aiming at setting a new benchmark for the island. As we emerge from the most challenging period ever faced by our industry worldwide, our investment reaffirms Corinthia’s strong commitment and belief in Malta, our home country.”
The proposed plans include a 125-space underground carpark. The company is also financing a 320-space public carpark on an adjacent tract of disturbed land operated by the Malta Scouts Association.
Article credits: https://www.maltatoday.com.mt/environment/townscapes/110972/corinthia_submits_plans_for_luxury_resort_residences_at_former_al_fer_site#.YQEUzY4zbIUThe Colours of Malta Luxury Services Journey – week 6
This week we met up with Denise Cardona at the Corinthia Palace to listen to the latest transformations in this amazing classic hotel in the heart of Malta.
The Corinthia Palace Hotel, is packed with elegance and luxury and is located right next to San Anton Gardens, The President’s Gardens.
Denise explains how they have moved all their different food and beverage outlets into The Villa, making it the social hub of the hotel, and a space loved by many.
Be it for breakfast, brunch, lunch, tea or Asian dinner, the Villa now offers the ideal location with indoor and outdoor seating for all hours of the day.
Also after an extensive refurb throughout the hotel over the last two years, the final addition to this luxury hotel is now open!
The Athenauem Spa is a name synonymous to a day of relaxation. Spend your day dipping in and out of the vitality pool, find comfort on a heated bed or book yourself in for a pampering session. Boasting Luxury treatments with essential oils by Maltese artisan aromatherapist Stephen Cordina, who knows all about the power of the senses and renowned products by Espa. A treatment in this Spa is definitely one not to be missed.
This place is A sanctuary. A haven. A blissful retreat. Whatever name you wish to give it, the feeling will be the same… utter contentment.
The Corinthia Palace Hotel Malta awaits you!