WEDDINGS FIT FOR ROYALTY AT CORINTHIA PALACE HOTEL & SPA

September 8th, 2016

A wedding venue since 1962, Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa is Malta’s most iconic five-star hotel for milestone celebrations. Inspired by tradition and adored by heads of state, this historical hotel enjoys an endearing relationship with royalty and heritage. Combining sumptuous cuisine and sublime service with picture-postcard gardens and sun-kissed weather, guests are ensured a regal experience, whatever the occasion.

Wedding couples wishing to unleash their inner monarch are spoilt for choice with three stunning indoor and outdoor venues complemented by a wide variety of gastronomic experiences. With over five decades of experience, Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa is a maestro in weddings, hosting intimate gatherings of four guests to gala events of up to 450, with packages starting from €55 per person.

Lured by year-round sunshine, a unique culture and easy access from the UK, Malta is a fashionable Mediterranean-island to escape to. In 2015, British travellers led the way with 526,000 arrivals, an annual increase of 7.9%, whilst Irish visitors grew by 15.2% to just over 35,000*.

Whether couples are interested in culture and history, or prefer to bask in the Mediterranean sun, Malta is a hidden gem, where outdoor weddings under the stars are the norm. Maltese weddings may have changed from days gone by, when a pot of sweets displayed on the wall of a girl’s house meant her parents were seeking a suitor, (followed by the young man sending a fish with a gold ring in its mouth). However joyous music, feasting and dancing into the wee hours remain. Only a three-hour flight away, Malta is popular with romantic couples from the UK and Ireland, (1.6% of UK and 4.6% of Irish visitors visited the island in 2015 to tie the knot or enjoy a honeymoon, compared to 0.9% of Italians, 1.5% of French, 1.1%% of German and 1.6% of Spanish visitors*).

Confirming its heritage for weddings and connection to Britain and royalty, it was in 1962 when the Pisani family initially launched Corinthia Palace as a wedding venue and restaurant, officially opening as a hotel in June 1968, in the presence of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and actor Sir Roger Moore. Inaugurating the royal connection to Malta, HM Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh lived on the island as newlyweds before The Queen's accession to the throne, and celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary there, with HRH Prince William visiting Malta a few years later in 2014 to honour the country’s 50th anniversary of independence. In November 2015, The Queen attended a dinner at Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. Joined by dignitaries and members of the royal family, The Queen was served a three-course meal prepared by the Hotel’s Executive Chef, Stefan Hogan and his team.

With an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, award-winning spa and recently refurbished suites, the property was originally built around an elegant 19th century villa. Offering views of the President’s Palace and glorious San Anton Gardens, the Hotel is also a gateway for guests to discover the historical heart of Malta. 7,000 years of East-meets-West history are easy to explore from Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa; three charming villages, as well as the medieval city of Mdina and the cultural centre of Valletta are a few minutes’ drive away. Wow-inspiring shopping and golfing adventures; or simply relaxing on the beach can be enjoyed via the Hotel’s courtesy transfer service.

Welcoming guests from around the world to say ‘I do’ in style, the Hotel’s wedding team are craftsmen in their field, tailoring each occasion to the couple’s needs and budget. Essentially acting as their personal ‘Equerry’, the wedding team can arrange pre-wedding spa treatments whilst offering couples exclusive access to some of the best Maltese wedding dress designers, hair stylists, florists, interior designers, vehicles for the occasion, suggestions for bands, DJs and more; crafting their special day to royal perfection.

Flying Corinthia’s flag for enduring culinary excellence, the Hotel’s Executive Chef, Stefan Hogan is renowned for his inspirational creations. Having worked with the Corinthia Group for over 20 years, Chef Hogan has catered for every type of wedding imaginable and revels in personalising each couple’s needs: “Every wedding is so different and it’s such a personal journey, both for the couple and for us in the kitchen. I like to get to know the couples and to listen to what they have in mind for their big day. Some of my best inspiration comes from hearing their stories about their relationship, or their dreams for the future”.

*Malta Tourism Authority, Research & Statistics

BEST RATE GUARANTEE – GET YOUR FIRST NIGHT FREE

At Corinthia, we always strive to provide the best rates on our website. If you don’t think we have, we’ll pay for 100% of your room on the first night, and price match the rest. Should you find a lower price elsewhere, please submit a claim within 24 hours of your original booking and we will respond within two working days. Please note, this also applies to discounts and promotions available on Corinthia.com.

Process for making a claim:

Step 1. If within 24 hours of a confirmed reservation with Corinthia Hotels made on Corinthia.com, you find a lower rate for the same hotel, room type, inclusions, stay dates, discounts and payment conditions, please contact the relevant email address from the list below to make your claim. All claims must be made within 24 hours of the original booking and at least 24 hours prior to the standard check-in time of the hotel.

Step 2. Your claim should be supported by the URL where the lower rate was found and a screen shot which clearly displays the date of stay, room type, same hotel, inclusions and payment conditions of the lower rate offering on the competing website. Please include your contact information (name, email and phone number).

Step 3. If we are able to verify that the lower rate found qualifies for the Best Rate Guarantee, and all other terms and conditions are met, Corinthia Hotels will pay for 100% of the room charges of your first night, and will price match the room for the rest of your stay. You will be charged for all nights booked at the matched rate, minus the first night which will be free.

To make your claim, email the relevant hotel on one of the following:
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First night free, match rate for rest of stay, no minimum nights

Terms and Conditions:

Corinthia Hotels guarantees the best online rate on corinthia.com based on the following terms and conditions:

1. Your original booking must have been made through corinthia.com.
2. The lower rate must be found and the claim submitted by email within 24 hours of the original booking and at least 24 hours prior to the standard check-in time at the hotel. If the original booking was made within 24 hours of arrival, the Best Rate Guarantee is not applicable.
3. The Best Rate Guarantee only applies to published rates available to the general public online, which can be found and booked immediately without any kind of restriction or payment restrictions.
4. The lower rate found must be for exactly the same booking criteria - the same hotel, the same room type, same inclusions, the same stay dates, same number of guests, the same rate description and, if applicable, the same promotion. The cancellation and advance purchase policy and all other terms and conditions of the stay must also be identical. If the claim refers to a reservation consisting of several nights' accommodation, the average rate for each night will be compared to the average rate for each night, for an identical reservation, using the website where the lower rate is found.
5. Corinthia Hotels will verify the lower rate claim and respond within two working days of the claim being made. *Claims will be processed from Monday to Friday, between 9am to 5pm, at the hotel's local time.
6. The rate comparison will be made net of any taxes, gratuities or any other fees or charges associated with the room rate, and the lower rate must still be available at the time the hotel validates the claim.
7. The Best Rate Guarantee is void where prohibited by law. Corinthia Hotels reserves the right to modify or cancel its Best Rate Guarantee policy at any time in its sole discretion and without prior notice.
8. Corinthia Hotels has the sole right and discretion to determine the validity of any claim, including without limitation, determining that the lower rate found is genuinely available and that the claim meets all terms and conditions. In case of dispute, Corinthia Hotels' decision is final.
9. In the case of a fully prepaid rate booked through corinthia.com, Corinthia Hotels will refund the difference to your credit card, if applicable, within 30 business days of submitting your claim. Corinthia Hotels is not responsible for any fees associated with cancelling a reservation made through a different channel.
10. Best Rate Guarantee will be suspended during times where corinthia.com or certain rates are not available due to an outage, a technical issue or a circumstance beyond Corinthia Hotels' reasonable control.
11. The Best Rate Guarantee does not apply to rates found offline, negotiated corporate rates, group or MICE rates, opaque provider rates or rates requiring membership in a club or other organization, governmental rates, direct mail or email solicitations, rates offered by providers that do not supply the name or location of the hotel until after a reservation has been made or other rates that are not available to the general public. We reserve the right to deny a claim if the availability of the Competing Rate cannot be independently verified at the time of processing the claim.
12. The Best Rate Guarantee does not apply to packaged rates. Packaged rates include Hotel accommodations sold as part of a travel package in which the Hotel does not provide all services (including but not limited to airfare and/or car rental, tours etc.) and Hotel accommodations sold with additional amenities.
13. Corinthia Hotels may deny a claim where the difference between the rates is less than 1%.
14. If the Competing Rate is in a different currency from the rate booked on corinthia.com, the Competing Rate will be converted into the same currency as the rate offered on our website using the exchange rate as published in www.xe.com in place at the time the initial reservation was made. Discrepancies may occur between Corinthia Hotels' rate and the Competing Rate due to differences in exchange rate sources. If the rate discrepancy is solely due to exchange rate fluctuations, we reserve the right to deny the claim.