In honour of the launch of the latest Relais & Chateaux guide book, Taste of the World, members of the local press and other Maltese personalities were welcomed to lunch at the de Mondion Restaurant at The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux on the 4th February.

“It is a great honour to be a Relais & Chateaux member, and we believe that we embody the vision as well as the family spirit that Relais & Chateaux bases its foundations upon.” Mr. Justin Zammit Tabona – Managing director of Infinitely Xara.

During the event, Relais & Chateaux properties from around the Mediterranean generously offered gift vouchers for a two-night stay. The winners will now have the opportunity to visit other Relais & Chateaux properties outside Malta and experience the concept for themselves.



Representative of 530 outstanding properties, independent owners, maîtres de maisons and chefs, Relais & Chateaux strives to be true artisans of this eloquent trade. Embracing diversity is a key identity. By placing prime importance on two timeless traditions – cuisine and hospitality – they have single-handedly contributed to l’art de vivre, which they consider to be a critical attitude for humanity.

What makes this franchise so unique is a devotion to cultural history and hospitality around the world, and the wonderful varieties of cuisines that come with it.

In 2012, Fox News voted The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux as one of the world’s Top 10 castle hotels, underlining the leap that this Mediterranean icon of hospitality has made as a must-visit destination. The hotel has been featured in the world’s leading style and glamour magazines such as Vogue and Vanity Fair. It is also the recipient of numerous dining awards, including an unprecedented performance in the Salon Culinaire Competition, winning a sixth title for gastronomy.