Malta ranks 4th on Condé Nast Traveller

The 25 best destinations in the world to go on holiday in November, from South Korea’s flourishing capital to the Canadian hinterland, also included Malta in none other than the 4th place.

Iceland ranked 3rd, whilst Sayulita in Mexico and Lisbon in Portugal ranked in 2nd and 1st place respectively.

Read the full article here: https://www.cntraveller.com/gallery/best-holiday-destinations-in-november
The Grand Harbour

Cruising the Grand Harbour is one of Malta’s most peaceful and interesting tours… and has today become an integral part of the tourist itinerary for thousands of visitors to our islands.

The Grand Harbour (in Maltese: Il-Port il-Kbir) is a natural harbour.  It has been used as a harbour since early Phoenician times. The natural harbour has been greatly improved with extensive docks and wharves, and has been massively fortified over centuries.

Our Grand Harbour set stage for various attacks and conquers leaving behind centuries of history and stories to tell.

This morning we set sail with Captain Bruce and Rayphil on a traditional boat named ‘id-dghajsa’ to discover the history of our majestic harbour and explore its magnificence from the sea.

What could be a better way to see the sights than from an exceptional vantage point, with the refreshing sea breeze caressing your face?

The main attraction of this harbour cruise is definitely the Valletta Grand Harbour. The imposing bastions of the fortified cities of Valletta and The Three Cities, together with the skyline of their baroque churches, provide the perfect backdrop for a memorable cruise around one of the world’s deepest natural harbours. One can also view the numerous Fortresses built by the Knights of St John that surround the entire harbour and the Historical Three Cities. The imposing Fort St. Angelo, at the tip of Vittoriosa (also known as Birgu), is considered to be the jewel in the crown of Malta’s architectural heritage.

Further in one can see the docks, which for centuries have provided a living for the inhabitants of the area, and continue to dominate the skyline.

Cruises can take place on different types of boats, all depending on the size of the group and a tour takes approximately 90 minutes.

This is definitely a experience not to be missed!

 

The Colours of Malta Luxury Journey – week 8

This week’s Special Feature takes us to the newly opened Embassy Hotel, a 4* superior city hotel.

Located at the very centre of Valletta, this Valletta hotel stands on the site where one of the first hotels in Malta welcomed guests in the 1800s.

Valletta, Malta’s Capital City and a UNESCO Heritage site is quaint yet vibrant, dotted with restaurants, bars and shops at all corners and is the ideal location for any type of trip in any season.

Ivan Borg Ferrando explains how this brand new designer finished hotel boasts 81 good sized bedrooms, a rooftop pool and dining area along with a gorgeous courtyard full of greenery and also meeting facilities.

The Embassy Hotel is officially the largest hotel within the City Walls and is already making a mark on the local hotel map.

No doubt once tourism is back, this property will be buzzing with city slickers, business persons and even families.

We wish the Management and staff  all the very best of luck!

Hallmark rom-com filmed in Malta to premiere this month

In the Hallmark movie Mix Up in the Mediterranean, which was shot in its entirety in Malta, a small-town cook impersonates his big city chef twin to compete in a culinary contest and falls for the woman in charge of the event, who thinks he is the brother who is married.

The film is a Malta / Canada co-production between local producer Colin Azzopardi along with his Canadian colleague Leif Bristow. Colin organised and took care of all the Malta side of things whilst the post-production was done abroad. “We used various locations in Malta, but the main location was in and around the Phoenicia Hotel, who were extremely accommodating throughout the making of the film,” Colin says. Other locations included Merchant’s Street and Upper Barakka Gardens in Valletta, and Palazzo Parisio in Naxxar.

Read more: https://newsbook.com.mt/en/hallmark-rom-com-filmed-in-malta-to-premiere-this-month/?fbclid=IwAR2pPxBnEC9mpeWXIrHcaRGNTx3T9OyyhkW_h-PV1-bX030ReMKYsSbPHIA
New Embassy Valletta Hotel opens its doors

The Embassy Valletta Hotel has just opened its doors and is welcoming guests in its 81 beautifully designed four-star superior rooms. The hotel is located in Valletta’s iconic Strait Street and in close proximity to all places of interest, making it an ideal spot to explore the city. The design offers a combination of modern and contemporary features in a cosy atmosphere, providing an aura of comfort and casualness.

The hotel features luxurious and spacious rooms including a mix of Deluxe Rooms and Family Suites, together with Superior Rooms that boast breathtaking views over the city and Marsamxett Harbour. An energising breakfast is served on the hotel’s rooftop terrace – a unique space to start your day or witness spectacular sunsets above the city with unexpected panoramic views stretching to Mdina and beyond.

Guests staying at the Embassy Valletta Hotel can also experience the roof top heated infinity pool, which can be enjoyed at any time of the year. The focus of all activity is the elegant, bright, and comfortable courtyard, where one can meet at any time of the day and taste an array of light culinary delights and cocktails. The Embassy Valletta Hotel features excellent conference facilities equipped with the latest technology and a dedicated events team tasked to deliver seamless businesses experiences. Guests can also de-stress and keep active during their stay in the hotel’s fitness room.

Hubert Debono, general manager of the Embassy Valletta Hotel, said: “We want to provide our guests with a fresh and inviting atmosphere where they can enjoy an unforgettable stay in the heart of Valletta. The Embassy Valletta Hotel is the perfect starting point for a unique discovery journey of Malta’s capital. We’ve combined the city’s quintessential charm with a contemporary sense of style to meet and exceed the expectations of our guests.”

The opening of the Embassy Valletta Hotel is the final stage in the complete renovation project of the Embassy building in Valletta. The project has been driven by the vision and passion of one of Malta’s leading architects, Martin Xuereb and his team. They have managed to achieve the seemingly impossible design according to the Embassy’s vision of retaining the pre-existing building envelope and height while at the same time incorporating Valletta’s largest hotel with all its facilities, six boutique cinema theatres, as well as Agenda Bookshop, Costa Coffee, Bingo Hall, Dean Gera Hair Salon and AKI Restaurant.

Article credits: https://timesofmalta.com/articles/view/new-embassy-valletta-hotel-opens-its-doors.838484
The Colours of Malta Timeless Journey – Week 4

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 2

Today we walked through the city gates to visit Fabien Vella at the Domus Zamitello Hotel..
Valletta, our Capital City built by the Knights of Malta is an open air museum full of majestic heritage buildings that have been turned into boutique hotels, governmental and private offices and restaurants over the years.
Fabien recounts the historical journey of this palazzo and how prestigious it is to be General Manager of such a timeless property.

 

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/

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/

The Colours of Malta Novelties Journey – Week 6

This week we visited Andy Tanti at The Rosselli Hotel in the heart of the Capital City of Valletta. This hotel offers two unique experiences – The Only 5* hotel within the fortified capital’s walls and a superb Michelin star restaurant. Rosselli Hotel forms part of the AX Hotels Group.

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