INTERNATIONAL NEWS: Malta boosts its conference offer with new venues

Malta is developing its conference infrastructure in a bid to increase its market share.

New additions include a convention centre and five-star hotel. The convention centre is set to open in February 2003 and will be adjacent to the existing five-star Hilton Hotel. It will be the largest conference space in Malta, holding up to 1,400 theatre-style or 800 for a dinner.

The new five-star, 450-room Inter-Continental will open in autumn 2002 in St George's Bay with 17 meeting spaces.

Other recent openings include the four-star Grand Hotel Mercure Coralia San Antonio with 264 rooms and the four-star Riviera Resort which has 187 rooms.

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