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Hotel Highlight – Intercontinental Malta’s newly revamped Spa and outstanding conference facilities

March 14, 2012

Hotel Highlight – Intercontinental Malta’s newly revamped Spa and outstanding conference facilities

InterContinental Malta’s newly refurbished Carisma Spa & Wellness is available for hotel guests to be pampered by professionally trained therapists in a sophisticated and personal environment.

Massage treatments include the Carisma’s Special, a synchronised 4 hand massage with warm oils; Thai, Balinese, and Chinese massages and the famous Lomi Lomi Hawaiian massage amongst several others.

A Hamam is also available where guests can indulge in the sophisticated and individual atmosphere of the traditional Turkish Baths.

Relaxation apart, Intercontinental Malta has 23 separate meeting rooms, providing a variety of capacities in various seating arrangements. The InterContinental Malta offers a dynamic flexible meeting solution.

Conference space totals 5,000 square meters, including a main ballroom with inbuilt translation booths seating 770 in theatre style. The Bay Arena offers 1,660 square meters of uninterrupted space with an additional 1,100 square meters of exhibition space. And finally, the latest addition, a 296 seat auditorium with a 7×17 meter screen and digital projector.

Upcoming local events – Easter celebrations in Malta

March 14, 2012

Upcoming local events – Easter celebrations in Malta
Easter in Malta is a highly religious affair filled with sombre processions on Good Friday and huge celebrations on Easter Sunday.
In Malta, the devotion towards Lent and Easter is very strong, and evidence to this are the numerous exhibitions, events and pageants held around the various towns and villages. The most significant of all are undoubtedly the Good Friday processions.

On Easter Sunday, the atmosphere is completely different all across the island, since it is a day of joy and celebrations. Towns and villages celebrate the resurrection of Christ with lively band marches and a short procession with the statue of the Risen Christ.
Traditional Maltese sweets during Lent and Easter

As in every other major feast in Malta, Lent and Easter have their own traditional food and sweet that are savoured exclusively during this time of the year.

For the 40 days prior to Easter Sunday, kwarezimal – almond and honey cakes, are highly prized and enjoyed together with “karamelli tal-harrub” – made from carob syrup – which are normally sold on Good Friday during the afternoon processions.

On Easter Sunday, children are rewarded for their abstinence from sweets by means of the “figolla” – a marzipan cake covered in sweet coloured icing and formed in festive shapes.

Mdina – a definite must see during your stay in Malta

March 14, 2012

Mdina – a definite must see during your stay in Malta
A visit to Malta is not complete without stopping in Mdina, the island’s old capital, also known as ‘the Silent City’. Built during medieval times, much of its original architecture has been preserved and its narrow alleys tell tales of centuries of history and the various rulers that governed Malta.

Standing proudly on one of Malta’s highest promontories, the old capital looks like a medieval walled city straight out of a fairy tale. The fortress city, which acted as Malta’s capital city before Valletta was built, once extended to the neighbouring town of Rabat.

Mdina can be seen during the day where one can wander around the quaint narrow streets and appreciate the unique architecture the city offers or a special group dinner can be organised in one of various restaurants to be found in the heart of the city.

Pre-dinner drinks can be organised on the city’s bastions allowing delegates to absorb the spectacular views which spread out over the whole island.

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