Bristling from its success in January hosting students on an international residency from Tufts University in Boston, Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa is now targeting the educational travel community to help fill its five-star meeting space.

The hotel’s wide-ranging meeting facilities became home to accomplished individuals from around the world to earn a Master of Arts in Global Relations without interrupting their careers or relocating.

The hotel’s ballroom on the ground floor was used for their two-week visit and this space can hold up to 450 for a reception and up to 400 theatre style.

In addition, the hotel, located in a tranquil garden setting in Attard in the centre of the island, has four boardrooms in the ground floor Business Centre each holding between 18 to 20 delegates.

Meeting room technology includes free wifi and screens, with projectors and laptops on request.

Professor Deborah Nutter, who founded and runs the programme at the Fletcher School at Tufts University, ran a tight agenda for the period, covering international macroeconomics, security studies, international trade, transnational environmental issues and transnational humanitarian aid.

“The island truly exemplifies everything we were covering,” says Prof Nutter. “It links three continents and is giving its input on a multitude of major international issues, including at EU level. Malta feels like it is at the very centre of things, and our students certainly appreciated that fact.”

Citing it as the best of the 17 residencies held to date, Prof Nutter continued: “Our choice of the Corinthia Palace put us right in the heart of Malta, and we were so impressed with the level of care shown to us; the hotel’s whole team exemplified Malta’s aura.

“Malta provides an excellent base for high-level learning in a setting that is unique. We will be back.”