Situated in the grounds of a 19th century Maltese Villa on the seafront of the picturesque Balluta Bay, one finds the 5-star hotel, Le Méridien St Julians Hotel & Spa – a combination of innovative and contemporary design, offering ultra attentive service and comfort.
The hotel is located just off the promenade, which stretches to the centre of St Julians, a mecca for restaurants, cafes, bars, clubs and the main shopping area of Sliema. Offering a host of facilities, Le Méridien St Julians Hotel & Spa is ideal both for the business traveller and the leisure tourist.
The Hotel is 200 metres away from the heart of St. Julian’s accessible by a beautiful promenade right in front of the hotel.
The Hotel is 12 Km from the Malta International Airport and Valletta, the capital is 8 Km away.
The electricity supply in Malta is 240 volts, 50 hertz. A 3 pin rectangular plug system (similar to UK) is used. Adapters are easy to find. 2 pin sockets are also available in the rooms.
Le Méridien St Julians Hotel & Spa is managed by Le Méridien Hotels and Resorts, a subsidiary of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. Starwood is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with more than 800 properties in 80 countries. There are a number of other hotel brands within the chain as indicated below.
The Standard and Deluxe rooms have a stylish and contemporary décor, warm colours, comfortable furniture and soft furnishings, spacious bathrooms with separate showers and separate WC. Rooms are available with either one king bed or two single beds. Views vary from seaview, terraced country fields to valley views or inland. All rooms have either a balcony or terrace. Interconnecting rooms, non-smoking rooms and rooms for the physically challenged are also available on request. A number of rooms can also accommodate a rollaway bed on request.
The Executive Rooms are all located on the top floors of the hotel and all have king beds plus breathtaking views of Balluta Bay and the blue Mediterranean sea. In addition to the amenities mentioned above, executive rooms offer free high speed internet, printer in the room and large desk space. Guests staying in the Executive rooms have access to the Executive lounge where complimentary breakfast, snacks and pre-dinner drinks are served daily. Selections of foreign newspapers are available. A dedicated host will look after the guests’ requirements and private check-in and check-out is also an added service. The Executive lounge has a large balcony for alfresco breakfast or snacks. Room sizes vary from 30 to 50 square metres.
The dining & drinking experience at Le Méridien St Julians Hotel & Spa
Le Méridien St Julians Hotel & Spa offers an unrivalled portfolio of bars and restaurants. Whether it is a light snack or a full meal with all the trimmings, the outlets’ highly trained and experienced staff will ensure that the guest is provided with an extra-special service given with passion and personality. One can drink and dine inside, enjoying the various styles of interior design or al fresco enjoying a slight breeze on balmy Mediterranean nights.
The dining and drinking experience at Le Méridien St Julians Hotel & Spa encompasses a Mediterranean cuisine, which embraces local culture combined with an ultimate expression of culinary freedom and sophistication. The superb quality of the food and the attention to detail will ensure a truly memorable experience.
The name of the famous wind reflects the hot colour scheme in the restaurant with a contemporary Mediterranean theme. The Scirocco Restaurant is the main breakfast venue of the hotel, offering a wide choice of fresh products with a focus on healthy living and a balanced diet. In the evening the buffet displays modern Western Mediterranean cuisine with a specialty of exotic hot dishes.
The Ku Dé Ta lounge and bar is ideal for light snacks consisting of salads, sandwiches and wraps. Enjoy the stunning sea views while listening to smooth tunes and a choice of various lounges to sit in including an outdoor terrace.
La Bajja offers simple and wholesome grilled meat and fish dishes, salads, snacks and freshly squeezed juices, served at Malta’s highest located Restaurant with stunning views over Balluta Bay. Opening is seasonal.
Separate from the hotel, the 19th century villa with its grand staircase entrance offers a number of dining experiences in a setting of modern and traditional design.
Spa and Wellness
Relax. Refresh. Rejuvenate.
Arriving at the Spa, you will instantly be transported to a South East Asian realm, a theme echoing throughout. What greets you is an inviting indoor heated swimming pool, guarded by four enormous white pillars, adorned with hand carved designs. These, together with statuettes and teak wooden furniture have all been brought over from Bali. The feel of paradise is carried on by the vast array of miniature trees, plants and shrubs and soft relaxing music that makes you feel pampered, even before you undergo a single treatment.
Indulgence and pampering, is the motto of the Lotus Spa. From Balinese style massages, to a vast array of body and beauty treatments delivered to you by our professional therapists in one of our nine treatment rooms. You will feel more than spoiled with our complimentary warm foot wipes and our range of herbal drinks.
Should you want to sweat off your stress, you will surely not be disappointed as our gym is fully equipped with the latest exercise machines. The area is expertly monitored by our fitness trainers offering tailor-made programs and delivering total fitness classes of various intensities, as well as relaxation and posture orientated classes. To finish off, you may take a plunge in our Jacuzzi, or have an easy sweat in the sauna and steam rooms that complement an already impressive portfolio.
Meetings and Events
Le Méridien St Julians Hotel & Spa can cater for all your business and entertaining requirements:
The 1800 sq m conference centre is situated on one all-purpose floor, featuring an amphitheatre of 141 fixed seats with desks and disabled wheelchair space.
2 large daylight banqueting or meeting rooms and 11 syndicate rooms catering for 8 to 350 people – there is also an executive boardroom which seats 14.
Large daylight break-out room that can also be used as exhibition space. The floor also has dedicated service staff with a fully equipped conference office, separate ground floor conference entrance and extra large conference passenger lift.
Le Méridien St Julians Hotel & Spa offers a number of Executive Suites and a state-of-art Business Centre with IT booths in the lobby.
The main Banquet Hall is fitted with gantries for light shows a sound system and electric screens.
There is also a large landscaped terrace which is perfect for coffee breaks, lunch, dinner or receptions for approximately 400 persons.
St Julians… past, present and future
St Julians now named after its patron saint, was previously known as Il-Qaliet, which means ‘bays’ or ‘inlets’. In the middle of the nineteenth century, its population, made up mostly of fishermen and their families consisted of around 600 people.
Work on the building of the town, which was virtually just a place where fishermen could bring up their boats for repair during stormy winters, started with the construction of camps as commissioned by the Count of Pembroke, the Hon. Sidney Herbert. Although Pembroke, a stone’s throw away from today’s St Julians, it can actually be considered to be the first area that started to be built up in the area.
St George’s Barracks was finished in 1868. By the beginning of the 20th century, the population of St Julians had already doubled and just a few years into the century, the amount of full-time residents had reached 3,000.
When the British military base was dismantled altogether in 1979, the use of the barracks started to take a completely different turn. Some parts were rented out as tourist complexes or places of entertainment, others as residential housing.
Spinola Palace built in 1688 and one a host to theatrical displays has now been restored and overlooks a smart contemporary garden.
The promenade stretches from Msida up to the centre of St Julians. St Julians is a mecca for restaurants, cafes, bars, and clubs with Paceville being the favourite area of late-night revellers. Shopping is also available in neighbouring Sliema.
The Le Méridien St Julians Hotel & Spa façade draws magnificently from the interesting architecture of the surrounding area with a feature of balconies and terraces for all rooms, particularly reflecting the architecture of the early 20th century art nouveau Balluta Buildings.