Gino D’Acampo at Mercury Towers

Gino D'Acampo unveils thrilling partnership with Mercury and ME Hotel Malta, Igniting a Culinary Revolution on the maltese horizon

In a groundbreaking announcement that echoes with culinary excitement, Chef Gino D’Acampo has declared the dawn of a new era for Malta and the global expansion of Upmarket Leisure through the celebrated Gino D’Acampo Brand.

The revelation unfolded during a media extravaganza on the 23rd of November at Mercury Malta’s vibrant shopping district, setting the stage for a culinary spectacle set to captivate the hearts and palates of locals and international visitors alike. Chef Gino D’Acampo, alongside Upmarket Leisure, proudly shared plans for the brand’s inaugural international outposts – four enchanting venues nestled within the soon-to-be-unveiled ME Malta, a luxurious creation by Meliá Hotels International at the heart of the highly anticipated Mercury Towers.

This extraordinary development, envisioned by the renowned Zaha Hadid Architects, marks a historic collaboration between Upmarket Leisure and Mercury Towers Ltd. The two entities are jubilant about sealing this landmark strategic partnership, promising an unparalleled fusion of gastronomic excellence and world-class leisure.

Set to make its grand entrance in 2024, Upmarket Leisure will elevate Mercury’s culinary landscape to unprecedented heights by introducing four upscale, experiential havens encompassing restaurants, bars, leisure spaces, and event facilities. Among them, the pièce de résistance is Lucianos’, an exclusive premium Italian restaurant curated by the culinary virtuoso Gino D’Acampo. With a seating capacity for 300 guests, it promises an exquisite blend of indoor and alfresco dining, crowned by a rooftop terrace offering mesmerizing views.

Ascending to the 20th floor, Radio Rooftop is destined to become Malta’s most coveted venue. An adults-only sanctuary, it boasts a luxury rooftop pool, a sophisticated cocktail bar, and an Asian grill, catering to the tastes of a stylish and discerning crowd. Meanwhile, on the eighth floor, the innovative CABANA Club Malta will redefine poolside indulgence, offering two rooftop pools, an alfresco pool bar, a juice bar, and a world cuisine experience at the exclusive 200-cover bar and grill. Internationally acclaimed artists will set the ambience alive with live music at each of these three remarkable venues.

Beyond the gastronomic delights, Upmarket Leisure is extending its commitment by providing a first-class culinary service to the 140-room ME Malta by Meliá hotel and Mercury Suites, consisting of 48 luxurious suites and 450 opulent apartments. From breakfast to in-room dining, meetings, events, and banqueting, Upmarket Leisure’s gastronomic expertise is set to enhance the overall experience for residents and guests alike.

Chairman of Upmarket Leisure, Steven Walker, expressed his pride in the long-awaited partnership, stating, “After many years of talking, we are proud to announce this significant partnership with Mercury Towers and Meliá Hotels International. The time has allowed us to get to know one another well and plan these openings to the last detail. We look forward to opening at ME Malta early in 2024, cementing Mercury Towers’ position as Malta’s most exciting residential and leisure locations.”

In his enthusiasm for the collaboration, Gino D’Acampo remarked, “Malta has a rich food history, with a strong Italian influence. I look forward to introducing guests, residents, and visitors at ME Malta and Mercury Towers to the diverse range of incredible produce I have been fortunate to source on my many travels across my native country and to providing them with a real taste of Italy. Located just a short distance from Sardinia, Malta really does feel like home-from-home.”

Get ready, Malta – the fusion of culinary brilliance and upscale leisure is on the horizon, and it’s about to redefine the way you experience luxury and flavour!