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The Scent of The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux

It is widely known that the sense of smell is closely related to memory, and has been proven that it is the strongest sense to trigger memories. Scents have the power to help define an environment and are scientifically proven to enhance moods.

One can easily think of smells that evoke particular memories, the smell of nanna’s baking brings back so many childhood memories. The salty whiffs of sea spray immediately takes us back to happy memories with lighter and summer thoughts. But how can a boutique hotel invoke such feelings through a perfume?

At The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux we chose bergamot as the signature fragrance for our palazzo. Pure, fresh and natural, the bergamot orange is a fragrant citrus fruit with a distinct greenish yellow colour similar to a lime. Bergamot oil has a myriad of health benefits, particularly when used in aromatherapy. The gorgeous smell of this citrus fruit has relaxant properties to help our guests get in their optimal calming mood. Bergamot oil is also known to reduce anxiety and soothe nerves whilst reducing tension.

For our luxurious palazzo in Mdina we specifically designed a scent that invokes happiness and spirituality. This is an alluring ambient scent representing the Maltese islands with a mélange of sun, sea, salt and Mediterranean vegetation.

Gastronomic Charity Dinner in aid of Dar tal-Providenza

On Wednesday 18th July, Infinitely Xara Co. Ltd owned by the Zammit Tabona family organised a dinner in aid of Dar tal-Providenza for the second year running. This took place in the historical setting of the Misraħ il-Kunsill Pjazza located near the Mdina Local Council office with the gorgeous backdrop of The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux facade.

Under the patronage of His Lordship, Mgr Joe Galea Curmi, Bishop-Elect Auxiliary Bishop of Malta & His Excellency Mgr Paul Cremona O.P. Archbishop Emeritus and Fr Martin Micallef, the Director of Dar tal-Providenza. The dinner raised €27,300. Over €55,000 was raised in the past two years.

The dinner was also attended by various established companies, who generously donated money to support Dar tal-Providenza. The principal partners for the night were Diamonds International, EY, Francis J. Vassallo & Associates Group, GSD Marketing Ltd, Halmann Vella Ltd, KRS Releasing Ltd, Malta International Airport, PWC, Raico, Seifert Systems Ltd, The Point Shopping Mall, VJ Salomone Marketing Ltd and the Mdina Local Council.

Special thanks go to all the kind people who have generously donated to the fundraising, all the wonderful volunteers and all the incredibly generous donors of art.

Infinitely Xara treated the guests to a delicious five course meal, accompanied by wines and live acoustic music throughout the night.

Infinitely Xara is the collection of The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux, The Xara Lodge, Palazzo de Piro, The de Mondion Restaurant, Trattoria AD 1530 and The Medina Restaurant. Infinitely Xara also hosts outside catering events. For further information about Infinitely Xara, one can call 2145 0560 or visit


Tonio Aquilina appointed as Infinitely Xara’s General Manager

Infinitely Xara, the mother company of the five-star boutique hotel in Mdina, The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux, the Xara Lodge in Rabat, The Medina Restaurant and operators of Palazzo de Piro announces the appointment of Mr Tonio Aquilina as the Group’s General Manager.
Tonio started his career in the industry after graduating in Hotel and Catering Management from the Institute of Tourism Studies.

Winner of Malta’s Leading Boutique Hotel 2017 by the World Travel Awards

Malta is breaking out in an array of boutique hotels around the islands – not just in the main villages and cities but also in the more humble Maltese villages. The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux prides itself as being the very first boutique hotel on the Maltese islands.

World Travel Awards serves to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry. Today, the World Travel Awards brand is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of industry excellence. Its winners and its sponsors are represented globally, with fresh daily content featured in 10 languages, including Mandarin, Russian and Arabic. Acknowledging excellence, World Travel Awards honoured The Xara Palace with the award for the 3rd time. Apart from 2017, The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux won the much sought after Malta’s Leading Boutique Hotel in 2013 and 2014 as well. World Travel Awards’ aim has been to encourage world-class competition, stimulate innovation and creativity as well as ensure that travellers receive exceptional value.

This comes a few weeks after Michaela Trimble from selected The Xara Palace to feature in her article titled ‘9 Grand European Mansions Where You Can Spend the Night’.

The five-star Xara Palace is the only hotel in the medieval walled city of Mdina. Perched on a hilltop, it has been furnished to suit its past as an aristocratic palazzo. Sensitively restored to reflect its former glory, The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux opened its doors again in 1999 and boasts seventeen individually designed rooms and suites. The Xara Palace is also a Relais & Chateaux property, an exclusive collection of the finest hotels and gourmet restaurants in 62 countries.

Original art and historic objets d’art adorn the boutique hotel and an air of serenity embraces the courtyard that serves as the lounge. At The Xara Palace, which is one of the four properties of Infinitely Xara, owned and managed by the Zammit Tabona family, we strive to offer finer hospitality and a whole experience to those who opt for that exceptional touch.

Taste of the world at The Xara Palace


In honour of the launch of the latest Relais & Chateaux guide book, Taste of the World, members of the local press and other Maltese personalities were welcomed to lunch at the de Mondion Restaurant at The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux on the 4th February.

Pink Magazine Catwalk show at Palazzo de Piro

From The Times of Malta:

The fifth edition of Pink magazine’s catwalk show – an established date on the local fashion calendar – was held in Mdina yesterday, bringing together the arts in the elegant ambience of the 17th-century Palazzo de Piro.

A Times of Malta event, the Pink Fashion Show was this season organised in collaboration with Infinitely Xara.

Major Accolades for de Mondion

Infinitely Xara’s de Mondion restaurant was honoured with the Best in Class Award and Best Hospitality Award, two major accolades of MTA’s Quality Assured Awards which were announced during an evening presentation on 26th of May 2015. The Awards are part of a Quality Assured Scheme launched in October 2014 which covers destination management companies, visitor attractions and restaurants, an objective and audited way to recognize entities in the tourism industry committed to high levels of quality of professionalism.

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The Xara Palace Hotel

Misrah il-Kunsill, Mdina
MDN 1050, Malta.
Tel: (+356) 21 450560,
Fax: (+356) 21 452612,

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