American Express Fine Hotels and Resorts arrive in Malta at The Phoenicia.
The Phoenicia’s 70-year long-line of firsts has aligned with global travel’s discovery of the Maltese Islands and this time in the form of American Express Travel’s Fine Hotels and Resorts who have included The Phoenicia in the 2018 Fine Hotels and Resorts Programme, the only Maltese hotel to be given this prestigious accolade. American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts is the luxury hotel booking service for American Express Platinum cardholders.
“Every year, we evolve our portfolio of properties based on hotel industry and customer trends and we partner with the best of the best in the industry,” says Allison Beer, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, American Express Travel. “Our lodging programs are comprised of superior hotel options, a roster that’s carefully curated with our Card Members in mind. We strive to make Fine Hotels and Resorts the best curated program in the industry and that’s why we have selected The Phoenicia in Malta.”
The Phoenicia now joins luxury hotels such as Raffles, Singapore, Bulgari Resort Bali, Park Hyatt New York, Velaa Private Island in Noonu Atoll and Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, amongst other prestigious properties. All the hotels have one thing in common, to deliver premium experiences that reflect the lifestyles and needs of each individual traveller.
Now under the spell of dignified and award-winning management group, Campbell Gray Hotels, and the charismatic and energetic Gordon Campbell Gray who has won many awards including Hotelier of the Year, Leading Legend Award and Outstanding Contribution to the Hotel Industry, amongst others, The Phoenicia is also the only Leading Hotel of the World in Malta.
The Phoenicia Malta embarked on a careful and sensitive restoration and refurbishment programme under the guidance of Architecture Project by Peter Young Design and Mary Fox Linton, world-renowned interior designer. The restoration of this acclaimed heritage hotel, was approached with careful consideration to detail as specified by Gordon Campbell Gray across all rooms and suites, public areas, bars, restaurants and a spectacular new infinity pool in the 7.5 acre gardens.
General Manager Charles Azzopardi says, “We have always changed and evolved to keep in step with the needs and expectations of our guests, this has been one of the secrets of our success for seven decades. We are delighted to join some of the world’s most iconic hotels in American Express Travel’s Fine Hotels and Resorts, it is an honour for our entire team here in Malta as well as helping to shine a new luxury spotlight on the Islands which will surely be good for the entire 5-star segment here.”