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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
24-hour rates range from EUR150 to EUR200 depending on the season, while the day rate is EUR50.
Michael Grima, +356 2319 2103; Michael.email@example.com
THE PRINGLES TESTWith 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