It’s a known fact that Valletta became a fast-growing European city with a host of major business and cultural attractions, and this year the number of tourists visiting Malta’s capital city is cumulating since Valletta is celebrating its precious title of European Capital City for Culture for 2018. Moreover, the number of boutique accommodations in Valletta has been on the increase and The Saint John boutique accommodation in Merchants Street has undoubtedly become one of the top favourites, both among locals and tourists.
On Tuesday, 17th April The Saint John reached another important milestone since opening its doors for guests last August, welcoming its 1,000 guest. Certainly, this was a significant day for the management of this boutique accommodation and its owners, AX Hotels and it surely reflects the hard work which has been performed over the past months by the staff in making The Saint John a popular place for everyone. The occupancy of this place is of approximately 20 rooms and this attainment is an incredible milestone for The Saint John in Valletta.
Mrs Viktoria Wetzlmayer and her husband were The Saint John 1,000 guest and they chose this place for their one-week holiday in Malta. The management of The Saint John knew from before that this couple were going to be the 1,000 guests and they planned a special surprise for the Austrian couple, without informing them prior to their arrival.
Upon their entrance at The Saint John, the Wetzlmayer couple were given a special treatment by the General Manager, Matthew Gingell Littlejohn and the staff of the boutique accommodation. Mr Gingell Littlejohn greeted the couple and explained to them that they were the 1,000 guests to book their stay at the boutiques accommodation. To celebrate this important landmark, the team opened a bottle of champagne and prepared a decorated cake for the guests.
“The couple was amazed and speechless by what we had prepared, and they were surely not expecting this type of greeting by us upon their arrival. No doubt this was a massive surprise for them and one to remember!” said Mr Gingell Littlejohn.
Mrs Wetzlmayer had no words to explain this occasional experience. She explained that they had booked their stay at The Saint John after reading several positive reviews about this place on various internet sites. “We enjoyed our whole stay and as soon as we arrived at the reception of the boutique accommodation we were warmly welcomed. The staff was extremely friendly and undoubtedly our one week break in Malta was perfect thanks to our excellent choice of Valletta’s most hospitable boutique accommodation,” said Mrs Wetzlmayer.
Commenting following this attainment, the Group Hospitality Director at AX Group, Ms Claire Zammit Xuereb said that the goal of the management team at The Saint John and the directors of AX Hotels remains the same, that to “continuously improve the quality of service we offer to our guests. What’s being offered at The Saint John is an innovative concept in the local and lodging industry and our management team and hardworking staff are proud of what we are doing.” The Saint John is the only one in central Valletta offering full business and corporate services and two modern equipped meeting rooms.