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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.

Infinitely Xara & The Malta Jazz Festival

Infinitely Xara offers three superb palaces, The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux, The Xara Lodge and Palazzo De Piro, each one quite unique and exquisite in its own way.

Palazzo De Piro, a hub of culture and activity located at the heart of the medieval city Mdina, exudes a wonderful sense of history, yet artfully combines all contemporary qualities and comforts. Originally a private residence, Palazzo de Piro has now been converted into an exquisite and refined meeting place for all to appreciate and revel in.
Infinitely Xara is proud to be hosting fringe events in collaboration with The Malta Jazz Festival and also Live Jazz Nights every Wednesdays starting on the 4th June 2014 at Palazzo De Piro. Now in its 24th edition, the Malta Jazz Festival is renowned for its high-caliber performances, which over the years have delighted laypersons and jazz aficionados alike.  It has helped raise the profile of jazz locally- keeping its soul alive.

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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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