World Travel Awards

Winner at the World Travel Awards 2019

Voted as Malta’s Leading Business Hotel!


AX The Palace has won the prestigious award of being “Malta’s Leading Business Hotel for 2019” at the World Travel Awards. The World Travel Awards is globally recognised as the most prestigious honours programme in global travel and tourism. These awards are voted by travel and tourism professionals and consumers worldwide on an annual basis.

Mr Kevin Callus, General Manager of AX Hotels Sliema Properties is truly proud of this recognition. “It is an incredible honour to be recognised, yet again, for our outstanding service in the business world. We are proud of this achievement and the directors of AX Hotels and I would like to thank our staff for playing their part in this significant award. It has been a very positive journey for AX The Palace in Sliema and we’re excited to be presented with this honour as it’s the fruit of our hard work,” said Mr Callus.

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AX Hotels Sliema introduces a Braille Menu

29th March 2017

AX Hotels Sliema introduces a Braille Menu


Talk of Town Café, found at AX The Palace, Sliema, have created a Braille version of their menu to make their services accessible for customers with a visual impairment.


The menus were launched at Talk of Town Café in partnership with FITA (Foundation for Information Technology Accessibility) Malta, who with their expertise and equipment, helped to design and emboss the menu. The management at the hotel wants to ensure that everyone should have a great dining experience at AX The Palace, and be able to fully enjoy the delicious food offered at Talk of Town Café. This outlet combines fashionable dining, exquisite food, and an array of fine wines and cocktails to create a vibrant and distinctive experience to be enjoyed by all guests.


“This initiative aims to provide comfort and independence to clients with visual impairment.  The menu features food and beverage items and prices in a large font and in Braille. Regular ink print, with larger letter sizes, was also printed on the menu, which can be more easily read by people with low vision.” said James Galea, Operations Manager at AX The Palace and AX The Victoria Hotel.

Stanley Debono, FITA CEO, had words of praise for this ingenuity, adding that “Talk of Town Café has managed to impress our vision-impaired community with its active interest in the introduction of a Braille version of their menu. Thanks to the assistance of the staff at this outlet, people with visual impairment can feel at home.”

Mr Joseph Cauchi from local NGO, ADVICE said that although he doesn’t know how to read Braille, “the way this menu is designed makes it easy for any person, including those with low vision, to read and understand it. Like everyone else, we appreciate the fact that places like Talk of Town Café are clearly showing respect and accessibility to clients, including the vision-impaired community. No doubt that this accessible and inclusive menu will make the experience more pleasurable for us.”

“At The Palace and all other hotels within the AX Hotels group, we strive to go beyond what is required, push boundaries, think out of the box and be leaders in the industry, in order to provide a comfortable and memorable stay for our guests.” said Kevin Callus, Hotel Manager at AX The Palace and The Victoria Hotel.

manganos launch

AX The Palace at Mangano’s launch party

AX The Palace, Sliema present at Mangano’s launch party


AX The Palace, Sliema are proud collaborators of Mangano, as the latter opened again in Malta under new management.


Sliema’s five star hotel were responsible for the catering for the launch party of the outlet which took place in November, in Bisazza Street, Sliema. This was a successful event and well attended, mainly by top people in the local fashion industry.


ECO certification for AX The Palace

20th October 2016

ECO certification for The Palace, Sliema


AX The Palace, Sliema has again received the ECO Certification award, by the Malta Tourism Authority, for the next two years.

This certification is essential, being the national scheme for guaranteeing the environmental, socioeconomic, and cultural sustainability of hotels on the Maltese Islands and has been recognised by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council as fully reflecting the GSTC criteria.

Furthermore, this certification respects a number of environmental practices that AX The Palace has implemented over the years, in its constant effort to protect the environment and improve the Hotel’s corporate social responsibility programme. In order to be eligible for this certification award, the Hotel had to achieve several standards’, namely the sustainability management system, waste management, control of chemical, air quality, noise, local culture and natural surroundings and communication with customers amongst other points. An audit by a third-party is done every two years to confirm that the Hotel is meeting the required criteria.

Commenting on this certification, the Hotel’s manager, Kevin Callus said that AX The Palace, guarantees that guests enjoys a pleasant, safe and responsible stay whilst respecting and maintaining the natural habitat of our islands. “We are delighted to attain this certification as ‘green’ operations will affect in several direct benefits that our hotel is furthering from, including lower energy and water consumption, waste reduction, reduction of purchasing costs and higher profitability. Consequently, all these benefits will lead to an augmented customer satisfaction and fulfilment when staying at AX The Palace, Sliema,” said Mr Callus.

This scheme was launched by the MTA in 2002 and today represents approximately 16% of hotel accommodation or 22 hotels, and 7 farmhouses in Gozo.