The Xara Collection to manage “The Villa” in St.Julians

The Xara Collection and Bajja Investments, owners of Malta Marriott Hotel & Spa, are delighted to announce an agreement between them which will see The Xara Collection operate and manage the iconic building, “The Villa”, St Julian’s.

The Villa is one of the oldest remaining structures within the area dating back to the 19th century offering unparalleled views of Balluta Bay and its historical surroundings, set alongside the seafront promenade.

The Xara Collection manages The Xara Palace – Relais & Chateaux, the One Michelin star restaurant de Mondion, the Trattoria AD1530, the Medina restaurant and The Xara Lodge, as well as being one of the exclusive caterers at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta.

Justin Zammit Tabona, Managing Director of The Xara Collection said that “This agreement brings the Xara Collection to the heart of Malta’s prime location for local and international visitors within such a wonderful venue. After these two challenging years due to the pandemic, The Xara Collection looks ahead to the future with confidence. The strong family and team spirit that has characterized Xara’s growth over the last twenty years is the basis of our future.

Malta Marriott Hotel & Spa general manager Alex Incorvaja states “that following an extensive 15-month, €30M renovation program and repositioning the property as one of the leading 5 star hotels on the Islands, we are thrilled to be working with The Xara Collection, a name synonymous with excellence in quality and innovative gastronomy. This will take the well-established Villa to new heights, giving Malta Marriott guests an exceptional dining experience”.

Over the next few months The Xara Collection team will carry out an upgrade to The Villa’s internal and external decor and will open its doors to the public early next year with a new enticing concept.


Actress Tori Spelling Spotted In Malta

Malta has welcomed yet another star, as actress Tori Spelling landed on the island yesterday. Having starred as Donna Martin on Beverly Hills, 90210, which started in 1990, Spelling has become a household name for many.

She is now staying in a St. Julian’s hotel in Malta for the rest of the month, appearing happy to have arrived to her welcome treat and warm evenings. And Spelling seems to have fallen in love with the island at first sight: “It’s already a love story”, she wrote on her Instagram story.

She is the latest celebrity spotted on the island, just a week after the Mediterranean Below Deck crew was seen filming on a superyacht.

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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.

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The Colours of Malta Novelties Journey – Week 4

This week we visited Kurt Micallef at the soon to be completed Mercure St Julian’s Malta.

Bang in the heart of St Julian’s with stunning bay views, this brand new property will host 113 rooms and will be a great new addition to the 4* hotels in the area enhancing the amount of beds of quality for upcoming groups. We look forward to the hotel opening this September 2020!

The Colours of Malta Novelties Journey – Week 3

This week we visited Mark Vella at the nearly completed Hyatt Regency… a new brand to the Maltese islands!

The Mercure to open this September in St.Julian’s

New to the Maltese Islands, the Mercure St. Julian’s Malta is located a few meters from the lovely Spinola Bay and is set to open its doors in September.

Mercure St. Julian’s Malta is a stylish and contemporary hotel with a local Mediterranean touch.​

All year long, each and every one of our experienced members of staff is dedicated to offer you a locally inspired service that will make your stay unique.​

Boasting 113 soundproof rooms, 25M2 or larger (including Superior, Privilege and Suites with free WiFi, smart TVs, tea and coffee making facilities, minifridge), rooftop pool and a gym.​

Rooms : 113​
Meeting room : up to 12 pax​
Dining : 1 main restaurant and 1 bar ​
Pools rooftop with bar area and bay views​

Let's go that extra mile!
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