2012 Awards

The 8th edition of the STAR Awards was held on the 21st February 2013 at the Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa Attard. 7 STARS were awarded for excellence in service, while all the finalists received recognition. This was the result of approximately 6,000 nominations received from tourists during 2012. The 7 STAR performers, winners among hundreds of people nominated, each received a certificate, an 18ct gold lapel-pin and an €800 cash prize, whilst runners-up received a certificate and a €150 cash prize.

The winners of the STAR Awards for 2012 were:

1. Anthony Fenech – Bus Driver, Arriva Malta;

2. Nathaniel Spiteri – Driver, KoptaCo;

3. Catherine Abela – Restaurant Supervisor, Seashells Resort at Suncrest;

4. Sonia Teuma – Owner, Maria Giovanna Hostel;

5. Jesus Carillo – Diving instructor, Paradise Diving;

6. Francis Apap –Taxi Driver;

7. Doris Cusens – Tourist guide;

8. Chandru Mohnani – Owner, Novelity – finalist in the Shop Owner Category


The Hotel Worker of the Year for 2012 was Veronica Ellul from the Westin Dragonara Resort who received a certificate, an 18ct gold lapel-pin and €800 cash prize. The runner-up was Jean Paul Cauchi from the Solana Hotel & Spa and the second runner-up was Robert Aquilina from InterContinental Malta; each received a certificate and a cash prize of €150. The 10 remaining finalists were also recognised on the night and each received a certificate.

  • Are you delighted with the hospitality that your host family is offering you? Say thank you by nominating them for the Special Thanks and Recognition Award

    The Malta Tourism Authority gives public recognition to people who offer excellent service by honouring them with a STAR Award

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  • Have you been served well? Say thank you by nominating your favourite staff member at the restaurant.

    The Malta Tourism Authority gives public recognition to people who offer excellent service by honouring them with a STAR Award

    Submit your Nomination