The Phoenicia Malta has signed a sponsorship agreement with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra as part of the luxury hotel’s long-standing and far reaching support of local art and culture.
The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) recently celebrated their 50th anniversary and currently service a schedule of over 70 performances a year, including symphonic concerts, opera productions, together with a number of concerts of a lighter nature. The MPO also regularly performs overseas and has won a number of awards, including awards from Arts Council Malta, whom The Phoenicia also support.
The Phoenicia has long seen the value in supporting culture and the arts as part of its role in the community, and with a 70 year heritage the luxury 5-star hotel has developed a number of partnerships and relationships with national arts and culture institutions. The Phoenicia’s range of cultural partnerships has included Malta Council for Culture and the Arts, Malta Jazz Festival, The Malta Arts Festival, Ghanafest, Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti, and Valletta Film Festival, amongst others.
Malta Philharmonic Orchestra’s executive chairman Sigmund Mifsud said: “As the MPO, we feel it is our duty to organise concerts of the highest-possible level, and a key way for us to do so is to collaborate with internationally renowned artists. Each artist we perform with brings something new to the table. The support of The Phoenicia, which will be hosting many of the artists we’ll be working with, helps us make the most of these collaborations. So I am grateful to The Phoenicia’s management for understanding the importance of supporting the MPO, as by doing so they not only help us improve the orchestra’s reputation but also help forge its – and the country’s – musical identity.”
The Phoenicia’s General Manager Charles Azzopardi said, “As we have said before, essentially, this type of support for Maltese art and culture allows The Phoenicia’s brand to extend its identity and connect to our markets through Malta’s culture and art interests. The Phoenicia is a supporter of Maltese cultural life, believing that Malta should be presenting itself internationally to a more culturally-oriented client. We are delighted to be supporting the MPO over the next year and working closely together on a number of initiatives for the future.”
Opened in 1939, The Phoenicia was Malta’s first five-star hotel, giving it a wealth of history and a unique charm standing proudly at the gates to Valletta. The Phoenicia is a cultural icon in its own right and houses the single largest private collection of Edward Caruana-Dingli paintings in the world, which is on permanent display at the hotel. The recently refurbished interior harbours an imposing Art Deco influence sustaining 128 bedrooms and 8 suites, affording some truly majestic panoramic views from most rooms and terraces. The stunning 7.5 acre garden allows guests to stroll through a rambling exotic haven of lush plants, flowers and trees on the way to the hotel’s magnificent horizon pool housed adjacent to the Valletta bastions. The Phoenicia is a CampbellGray Hotel and a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, a consortium of the best luxury hotels and resorts in the world.
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