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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.

Infinitely Xara appoints new Group General Manager

Infinitely Xara would like to announce the appointment of Mr. Edmond Bonett, as the new Group General Manager.

Edmond has been in the hospitality industry since the tender age of 16, having worked at The Radisson in St. Julian’s for several years before moving overseas where he worked at the renowned Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland. He then worked with one of the UK’s celebrity chefs Tony Tobin as well as at The Grand Jersey in St. Helier, Jersey – as part of the senior management team, supported by the consultancy services of world famous Albert Roux of the prestigious Michelin star restaurant, Le Gavroche in London.

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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