Fifth MC & WGs Meeting: 28–30 November 2011

Program | Venue | Lodging | Travel | Tourism | Organizers | Dinner

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Location: San Antonio Hotel and Spa, St. Paul’s Bay (Malta)

Conference Venue

San Antonio Hotel and Spa


Lodging Information

All participants are strongly encouraged to stay at the San Antonio Hotel and Spa where the meeting will take place. The package includes free use of the wellness centre (gym, sauna, steam bath, indoor pool, jacuzzi) and free use of a safe in the room. Please note that the rates below are a special deal that includes the hotel's conference facilities which we will be using throughout the meeting.


The rates are as follows:

  • Twin Room for delegate plus guest on Bed & Breakfast/half-board basis: €210.00 / 290.00 per room
  • Twin Roomfor two delegates on Bed & Breakfast/half-board basis: €132.00 / 172.00 per person
  • Double Room for single occupancy on B&B/half-board basis: €182.00 / 222.00
  • additional nights (twin/double for single occupancy): €17.50 per person / 30.00 per night
  • NB: If you will be staying for fewer nights, please e-mail the hotel directly for the relevant accommodation rate (e-mail address on Accommodation Reservation Form). The Hotel can also quote a child supplement on request

Please fill out the Reservation Form and mail it directly to the hotel. (The hotel's email address is on the form.) Rooms are secured until 30th September 2011. Following this date, rooms are not guaranteed and rates may increase. Please book your accommodation needs by the 30th September. Full payment is to be made upon arrival at hotel.


If you'd rather stay somewhere else, please look for accommodation options yourself. But please note that the hotel would then charge €50 per person to attend the meeting!



Travel Information


Malta is an island (see Wikipedia entry). So you'll need to get there by plane (or take a boat from Italy…)


Airlines flying to and from Malta International Airport include:

  • Air Berlin
  • Air Malta
  • Alitalia
  • bmibaby
  • Brussels Airlines
  • easyJet
  • Emirates
  • KLM
  • Lufthansa
  • Norwegian Air Shuttle
  • Ryanair
  • Spanair

Once landed (and to get back):

Transfers by taxi to and from the hotel are to be booked together with accomodation. Payment for transfers will be made at hotel upon arrival. If delegates arriving at similar times form groups of 5 persons or over,  they are to contact the hotel regarding the possibility of a group transfer by minibus, which will be cheaper than taxi transfer.


Tourism Information

The hotel is only a few minutes’ walk away from the seafront. There is a man-made sandy beach close by, and several pubs, restaurants and shops are within easy reach. The Qawra Bus Terminus, with buses travelling to different parts of the island, is only a two-minute walk away.

More information on tourist attractions can be found on:

Details on guided bus tours can be found on the following websites:


Local Organizers

Daniela Gatt and Helen Grech (University of Malta)

Please direct all inquiries regarding accommodation and transportation to Daniela Gatt.

Please direct all inquiries regarding the program and academic activities to Sharon Armon-Lotem.

Conference Dinner

Here's all necessary information about the dinner at the restaurant Il-Mithna (incl. how to make reservations) and here's the menu.

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