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Corinthia Palace Hotel and Spa voted Malta's Leading Hotel for 3rd year running

Corinthia Palace Hotel and Spa voted Malta's Leading Hotel for 3rd year running ( Corinthia Hotels announced that its five-star Corinthia Palace Hotel&Spa in San Anton, Malta, has been named “Malta’s Leading Hotel" for the third consecutive year, at the World Travel Awards Europe Ceremony held in Antalya, Turkey, on September 2. The award was presented to hotel general manager Italico Rota by World Travel Awards (WTA) president and founder Graham Cooke.

Hailed as “The Oscars of the Travel Industry,” World Travel Awards is acknowledged across the globe as the ultimate travel accolade and celebrates those brands that are pushing the boundaries of industry excellence.

Set in extensive landscaped gardens, the Corinthia Palace Hotel&Spa, the “Grand Lady" of Malta’s luxury hotels, was the very first hotel to fly the Corinthia flag when it opened in 1968 in the presence of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. Since then, the world-renowned hotel has become the benchmark for excellence in Malta’s luxury hotel sector and the catalyst for the “Corinthia Hotels" brand worldwide expansion.

More than 500 organizations across Europe, spanning more than 125 categories, entered this year’s edition of the World Travel Awards, all vying for the most influential accolade in travel.

The industry’s elite – including CEOs of leading travel companies, government ministers, and tourist board chiefs – attended the glittering gala event, which was headlined by Turkish pop sensation Aydan Kaya and violin rock supremos, Fuse. The raft of media covering the event included Bloomberg TV, Hürriyet, CNBC, and CNN Türk.

Graham E. Cooke, president and founder, World Travel Awards, said: “During times of economic uncertainty, world-class brands come into their own, continuing to grow market share whilst competitors flounder. This is amply demonstrated in the number of top honous won by the world’s top hotels and travel organizations this year.”

The World Travel Awards was launched in 1993 to acknowledge and recognize excellence In the world’s travel and tourism industry. Now celebrating its 18th anniversary, the awards is regarded as the very highest achievement that a travel product could ever hope to receive. Votes are cast by 183,000 travel professionals, which include travel agencies, tour and transport companies, and tourism organizations in over 160 countries across the globe. Votes are cast globally by fellow industry professionals in over 1,000 different categories. Attended by senior executives from major travel companies, operators, and destinations, WTA events are universally respected as providing established, top-level, networking opportunities, regionally and globally.


Corinthia Hotels is a collection of five-star hotels founded by the Pisani family of Malta. The Corinthia brand remains true to its roots as a family business, fired by a passion for craftsmanship of care; devotion to detail; and intuitive, warm services. Each of its luxury hotels and resorts, created in some of the most intriguing areas of the world, is a unique tribute to local architecture and cultural traditions. Members of Corinthia’s extended family are committed to the values of honest and discreet service. The newly-opened flagship Corinthia Hotel London is the ninth of Corinthia Hotels’ collection and is located in the heart of the capital. Corinthia Hotels’ portfolio includes the award-winning Corinthia Hotel Budapest in Hungary, Corinthia Hotel Prague in the Czech Republic, Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg in Russia, and Corinthia Palace Hotel&Spa in Malta. The portfolio also features Corinthia Hotel St. George’s Bay in Malta, the superior five-star Corinthia Hotel Tripoli in Libya, and the modern Corinthia Hotel Lisbon in Portugal.

PHOTO: Corinthia Palace Hotel&Spa general manager Italico Rota (center) receiving the award from World Travel Awards president&founder Graham Cooke (left) / Photo from

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