Grand Hotel Excelsior, Malta: hotel review

Event planners' guide to the Grand Hotel Excelsior

Grand Hotel Excelsior, Malta: review
Grand Hotel Excelsior, Malta: review

Hotel overview

Grand Hotel Excelsior is based at the waterfront of Malta's capital city, Valletta, and recently hosted delegates at the EUR8m annual conference for Swedish cosmetics firm Oriflame.

First impressions

This imposing hotel has a sunken entrance surrounded by palm trees. The reception provides an airy entrance to the adjoining lounge bar with its sea views.

Accommodation

The Grand Excelsior has 426 rooms, including 153 executive rooms. The 10th floor Royal Suite has two bedrooms and outdoor terraces, and there is also a luxurious Presidential Suite.

Meetings facilities

The Mediterranean climate means the hotel can offer outdoor space for up to 2,400 people on its Piazza Marina, in addition to an executive terrace for up to 150. Indoor meetings space spans a further 11 rooms, including The Grand Ballroom, seating up to 850 theatre-style.

Extras

The Malta Fairs and Conventions Centre, and Mediterranean Conference Centre provide large event spaces. Time away from meetings can be spent at the on-site scuba-diving centre, which offers PADI-certified courses, while Marsa Golf and Country Club is a 4km away.

Delegate rates

24-hour rates range from EUR150 to EUR200 depending on the season, while the day rate is EUR50.

Contact

Michael Grima, +356 2319 2103; Michael.grima@excelsior.com.mt

THE PRINGLES TEST

With each review we look at four commonly priced items
Pringles: From the mini bar - £1.30
Club sandwich - Room service - £9.60
Gin & tonic - Hotel bar - £6.30
Private transfer - Taxi to airport - £17.50

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