Sliema, SLM ( your-story.org ) July 26, 2011 – The Palace, Malta’s premier boutique hotel, has won the award for Best Design for five-star hotels with 50-200 rooms, at the International Hotel and Property Awards 2011. Angelo Xuereb, chairman of AX Holdings, represented the Group and The Palace Malta at the awarding ceremony which was held at L’Hôtel Hermitage, located in the heart of Monte Carlo. “Design is very important to The Palace’s spirit. Not only it makes our hotel a one-of-a-kind place to stay but indeed plays a fundamental part in creating the unique atmosphere one breathes with every step taken into it, from our reception, to the rooms, to our restaurants and entertainment areas,” said Mr Xuereb.
The International Hotel and Property Awards are hosted by design et al, a leading interior design magazine in the United Kingdom. The Palace achieved this year’s Best Design Award by overcoming stiff competition from some of the world’s premier hotels. Moreover, what makes this award more special is the fact that that The International Hotel and Property Awards are not judged by a panel. Short-listed entries are presented online, and voting is open to industry professionals as well as design et al readers, clients and customers.
AX Hotels’ hospitality director Claire Xuereb said that: “Design follows function, however it needs to be done in a clever way, so it is not evident. The balance of technology, design and comfort, is key, incorporated within the specific concept given to the particular hotel. People have become ever more demanding. They have become very selective and know exactly what they want, how they want it and when they want it. All this means, they are better buyers, better travellers. They are no longer after the run of the mill. They want character and are specific. With this, we mean that hotel designs will need to reflect this profile. Rooms to become more custom made and unique while lobbies and food and beverage outlets together with the typical halls and pre-function areas, to be made more practical, functional while retaining a lot of life, through concept and colour.” Mr Xuereb also had words of praise for architect Martin Xuereb of Martin Xuereb and Associates who was responsible for the design of this five-star hotel.
Vibrant and attractive, The Palace is a deluxe five-star city hotel in Sliema lavish with a characteristic and distinctive elegance. It prides itself and is well renowned with guests for offering an infusion of a genuine sense of hospitality, the charms of an intimate and comfortable environment, and the luxurious and cosmopolitan vibe of the “big city”. All of this and more is at the core of The Palace Experience. Along with the adjoining Palazzo Capua, The Palace offers the only Concept Suites in Malta – an experience which is truly a world apart from any other suite. Both hotels, along with The Victoria Hotel, the Sunny Coast and the Seashells Resort at Suncrest all form part of the portfolio of AX Hotels Malta – Malta’s leading hotel operator.
The Palace is owned and managed by AX Holdings which partly runs a Hospitality Division through AX Hotels consisting of Luxury Hotels Malta. Mainly The Palace Hotel Malta. The Palace Malta is a leading stylish five-star Luxury Spa Hotel in Sliema, Malta. The Palazzo Capua is an adjoining prestigious Palazzo which has been transformed into an exclusive conference and wedding venue complemented by five distinctive Suites. Next door to the Palazzo is The Victoria Hotel which is a superior four-star hotel with distinctive elegance. Sunny Coast and the Seashells Resort are another two properties situation in the northern part of the Island of Malta. All five properties are part of the portfolio of the AX Hotels Malta – a leading operator of hotels in Malta. For your next vacation choose Malta as you will surely find several things to do in Malta during your stay. And perhaps book your Malta Accommodation at a superior Sliema hotel amongst the vast Malta Hotels which is still within easy reach of several popular towns and villages.
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