Monthly Archives: July 2012

Things to do in Malta – Farsons Great Beer Festival

The summer brings with it one of the most eagerly awaited events of the year: the Farsons Great Beer Festival, the largest and most diverse beer and music festival organized in Malta. Enjoyed by people of all ages, the open-air festival caters for all tastes and preferences, making it a great family outing or night out with friends.
Organised at Ta’ Qali Park for the last few years, the festival has grown in size, attendance, with a greater number of performances, and variety of beers offered. However, one thing remains the same: entrance is always free.
The festival attracts both Maltese and tourists who flock to Ta’ Qali Park to support local musicians and artists while appreciating a variety of local beer brands, from the award-winning Cisk range of beers: Cisk Lager, Cisk Export, Cisk Excel and Cisk XS, to the classic beers, Hopleaf and Blue Label – special ales brewed with passion since 1928. International beer brands such as Carlsberg, Budweiser, Guinness, Kilkenny, John Smith’s Extra Smooth, Beck’s and Corona Extra are also available at the festival, as well as cider brands Strongbow and Bulmer’s Original Cider.
A food court offers a mix of international dishes to complement the selection of beers.
Beer takes the centre stage at The Farsons Great Beer Festival, however this hugely popular event is also an important showcase for top Maltese talent. A selection of popular and talented local artists and bands perform on two stages every night, and in fact, the festival is known to be a starting platform for the many up-and-coming artists who are given the opportunity to perform to a large and appreciative audience.
A limited edition official Beer Festival mug, collected by many year after year, is sold at the bars with the beer of choice or at the souvenir stall selling other branded merchandise.
The festival opens from 8pm onwards each night.
For more information about Malta events check out the Grand Hotel Excelsior’s website.
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Grand Hotel Excelsior Malta EARNS 2012 TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE

Honoured as a Highly Rated 5 star Property as Reviewed by Travellers on the World’s Largest Travel Site.

VALLETTA, MALTA, July 2012: Grand Hotel Excelsior has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Approximately 10 percent of accommodations listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.

To qualify for the Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travellers on TripAdvisor. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months.
“Grand Hotel Excelsior is pleased to receive a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence,” said General Manager Mr.Norbert Grixti. “We strive to offer our customers a memorable experience during their stay in Malta, and this accolade is evidence that we really believe our hard work is translating into positive traveller reviews on TripAdvisor.”
“TripAdvisor is pleased to honor exceptional businesses for consistent excellence, as reviewed by travellers on the site,” said Christine Petersen, president of TripAdvisor for Business. “The Certificate of Excellence award gives highly rated establishments around the world the recognition they deserve. From exceptional accommodations in Beijing to remarkable restaurants in Boston, we want to applaud these businesses for offering TripAdvisor travellers agreat customer experience.”

Should you wish to experience a luxury holiday at this superior Malta Hotel contact us on info@excelsior.com.mt or on 00356 21250520.


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Grand Hotel Excelsior Malta – First among Equals

VALLETTA, MALTA, June 2012: Grand Hotel Excelsior, the first local hotel to be awarded the National Equality Mark.
The Grand Hotel Excelsior is proud to be the first local Malta hotel to be awarded the Equality Mark certification by the National Commission for the Promotion of Equality (NCPE), with the support of the European Social Fund (ESF).
The National Commission awarded Grand Hotel Excelsior in recognition of the organisation’s efforts to provide the ideal work environment that is free from any type of discrimination. This achievement is another proof of the hotel’s commitment to its employees and acknowledges its responsibility to provide equal access to opportunities and career development based on employees’ potential, irrespective of their gender and family responsibilities.
“We value our employees as the most important resource within the organization and we are duly bound to offer a working environment where employees work without fear of prejudice or gender discriminations,” said Norbert Grixti, General Manager of Grand Hotel Excelsior. “Since opening its doors in 2007, the Grand Hotel Excelsior has always been a pioneer in gender equality within the hospitality industry and we have always maintained this position throughout all training and other human resource programmes.”
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