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									Malta
   Facts About
The Maltese Islands
                  Malta Overview
                       Location , Size & History

Malta lies in the central Mediterranean sea, 93 km South of
Sicily and 290 km from North Africa.
The Maltese Archipelago consists of three main islands –
Malta , Gozo and Comino , as well as two small uninhabited islands,
Comminotto & Filfla.
Malta’s land area is just 316 sq km ( approx 20% the size of London),
and the coastline is 140 km.
Gozo the 2nd largest island is 67.1sq.km
The largest city is Valletta , which is also the nation’s capital.
Through the melting pot of cultural influences , the Maltese language
evolved as the national language together with English .
The Maltese islands are so rich in History , spreading from the prehistoric
era right up to the present day. It is said that the first settlers arrived in
Malta & Gozo 5000BC from Sicily.
                  Malta Overview
                          Population & Culture

The population of Malta is estimated to be above 405,000.
The Maltese people are mainly descendants of ancient
Phoenicians and Carthaginians who originally settled the
islands .

The Maltese culture and heritage reflects the cultures
of the peoples who occupied the Island, namely the
British, Italians French and Arabs.


The country is one of the most urban & densely populated nations in the World.
Malta’s population density is 1,160 people per square kilometre compared
to the U.K. is 246 people per square kilometre
               Malta Overview
                       Climate & Terrain

Malta’s weather and climate are strongly influenced by the
Sea and have a very characteristic Mediterranean flavour ,
with hot dry summers , warm and sporadically wet autumns and short
cool winters. Total annual rainfall of about 600 millimetres between
October & March.
Temperatures in Malta are very stable , the annual mean being 18 degrees C.
With a low of 12 degrees Celsius in Winter and a high of 35 Degrees C. in Summer



Malta has no mountains or rivers. The terrain is low and rocky with costal cliffs.
The Maltese coastline consists of a number of bays, rocky coves , cliffs and
a few sandy beaches . Only a very small percentage of the island is covered with
woodland , just over 35% is arable land.
                Malta Overview
                           Economy


Malta has few Natural resources.
80% of its food staff is imported, as most of its energy needs.
Malta’s economy is based on Services and the export of manufactured products.



Tourism is the mainstay of the Maltese economy.
Financial services and I.C.T. are fast growing economic segments. Ship repair
and manufacturing constitute the country’s third industrial sector.
Agriculture in Malta remains only a small fraction of its economy .
                 Malta Overview
                            Tourism

Tourism in Malta is the strongest pillar of the Maltese Economy.
About a third of the jobs in the archipelago are related to tourism.
Tourism directly contributes to Malta’s GDP ( 25% ) , and has a high multiplier
effect on the rest of the economy, .




 The number of tourists arriving in Malta averages 1,100,000 +/- per annum.
 Despite a decline following September 2001 , we are only now recovering
 from this downfall , and this year has been one of the best years .
        Impact of Tourism
        On the Maltese Environment

Increase in Demand for building of Accommodation, notably hotels and
Apartments has increased at a rapid rate.
Increase in waste products, and the load on the sewage network .

Increase in demand on limited water resources – pools, water features,
Landscaping and showers

Increase in Energy demand – lighting , air-conditioning , pumping of water,
heating of water.

Increased use of environmentally detrimental products , such as plastic
containers and emissions of toxic gasses from vehicles etc.
The Radisson SAS Golden
   Sands Resort & Spa
 The Radisson SAS Golden
    Sands Resort & Spa
                     Brief …

A 5 Star property which opened its doors in September 2005


Has a total of 337 Rooms with ample FB & leisure facilities


Located in the Northern part of the Island

Serves an average of 650 meals a day. The maximum bed nights
was 1150 in peak season.

 Is owned by Island Hotels Group Ltd Malta and operates
 under a franchise agreement with Rezidor

  Employs 242 Full time and 98 Part timers
         The Radisson SAS Golden
            Sands Resort & Spa

               Environmental Policy & Strategy

     “ Offerthe best possible service to our guests
whilst respecting the environment and possibly improving
             the immediate surroundings. ”
                       Island Hotels Group


                             Business (RB)
                 “ Responsible
   is a way of doing business where one incorporates
       economic , social and environmental issues
          into all decision –making processes”
                   Rezidor Responsible Business
                        The Radisson SAS Golden
                        Sands Resort & Spa
                        Environmental
                        Friendly Practices …..
         Initiatives & Best Practices within our Resort Operation


Towel Card system whereby towels for use of pool facilities and gym are handed
out when required by clients , thus reducing unnecessary usage of pool/spa
towels

Encouraging Guests to drink tap water rather than bottled water , thus reducing
shipping of bottled water , plastic & glass

Guests are notified about the replacement of Bathroom towels -
in tub for the wash , hung up do not replace
                    The Radisson SAS Golden
                    Sands Resort & Spa
                    Environmental
                    Friendly Practices …..
        Initiatives & Best Practices within our Resort Operation

Sheet Changing .. Guests are notified if they want there sheets changed daily
or participate in bottom sheet to wash, top sheet to bottom system

Replacement of Guest amenities only when finished


Actively participate in Corporate Rezidor “Responsible Business” RB programme.
Submitting energy , water, waste generation thus enabling us to benchmark
our performance against other hotels & encouraging us to continuously improve

 Sharing of our experience through RB best practices database allowing other
 hotels to learn from our practices
                   The Radisson SAS Golden
                      Sands Resort & Spa

                   Environmental
               Friendly Practices …..
       Initiatives & Best Practices within our Resort Operation


Paper & glass bottles are collected for re-use .
Used batteries are collected for proper disposal.
Paper for internal use is unbleached and recycled.
Water reducing devices are fitted throughout the property
Non glass cups and garbage bags are made from biodegradable material
Suppliers that deliver goods in environmentally packaging are given preference
Extensive use of e-mail within offices – paper free
                   The Radisson SAS Golden
                   Sands Resort & Spa
                   Environmental
                   Friendly Practices …..
       Initiatives & Best Practices within our Resort Operation


Potable water is produced on site through our own Reverse Osmosis system


Resort has own sewage treatment plant . Black waste is treated to
produce 2nd class water.
Excess of this water is donated to the local Parks Dept. to be used for
irrigation.

Resort has one of the latest Building Management Systems , enabling us
to monitor and control various systems and items of plant.
                      The Radisson SAS Golden
                      Sands Resort & Spa
                      Environmental
                      Friendly Practices …..
        Initiatives & Best Practices within our Resort Operation


Use of local & ecological products within the resort FB outlets
One of our restaurants purchases only organically grown food

Employing immigrants and other people who have difficulty in finding
jobs . Give preference to people who are physically challenged when
recruiting for specific jobs.

Donate redundant items to homes and charitable institutions


Sponsors one Local Heritage site in Malta through Heritage Malta ,
1€ is added to guest bill through way of information
    The Radisson SAS Golden
       Sands Resort & Spa

Environmental Considerations

   At Planning & Design stage

       During Construction

        Daily Operations

     Future Developments
            Golden Sands
        Environmental Considerations

          The Various Stages
   Planning and Design
   Construction
   Operations
   Future Developments
                    Architectural
       Large Balconies
   Façade Frames
   Fabricated shades
   Roof Insulation
   Wall Finish and Colour
   Double Glazing
   Tinted Glass
          Mechanical & Electrical
                                          Pipe materials chosen were:
                                               •   PVC for first class water
                                               •   CPVC for hot water
   Pipe materials                     • PE for second class
                                           water
   Pipe insulation               These materials offer:
   Balcony door switches •These switchesincontrol both
                                       • Low friction coefficient
                                    lighting and AC rooms.
                                Reed switches were fitted on
   Key card switches                  • Good thermal insulation
                                    •They are operated by a chip
                                balcony doors.
                                   All pipesinserted in the to or which
                                    that is transporting hot
                                       • High resistance card
   Inverters                      cold fluids were insulated to the
                                    also opens the main door of
                                           corrosion
                    •Improve start up characteristics
                                   reduce energy requirements
                                              apartment.
                             •Improve the P.F.
                                              •The card readers were
                             •Better load speed relationship
                                              developed locally
Variable Refrigerant Flow
        AC Units
 More efficient:
   •   Multi motor / compressor
   •   Compressor speed control
   •   Refrigerant R 410A
   •   Direct cooling / heating
   •   Better control
   •   Room temperature control
                  Operations:

   BUILDING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
    (BMS)
         Facilitates:
                 Monitoring
                 Control
Systems Managed by BMS are:
   Air Conditioning
   Room & Corridor Lighting
   Landscape Lighting
   Hot water
   Irrigation System
   Reverse Osmosis
   Sewage Treatment
   Pools
        Water


•5 Water Reservoirs
•2 Reverse Osmosis Plants
•2 Sewage Treatment Plants
                                  Nature and History Park in
                                   the North-West of Malta




Nature and History Park in the North-West of
                   Malta
General Information


    • The Heritage Park spans
      ir-Ramla tal-Mixquqa
      (Golden Bay) to Il-Prajjiet
      (Anchor Bay).

Nature & History           Area
Park                        (Km2)

 Total Area
Approximately 5 times the2.60 of
                         size
              Valletta.
Ecological Importance

 The area includes a wide
   variety of endemic and/or
   threatened species and
   habitats, including:
  Rdum and maritime habitats
   with the endemic Maltese
   Rock-Centaury.
  Clay slopes, with the rare
   Fagonia.
  Garigue communities ,
   based upon Mediterranean
   Thyme and various orchids.
  Rock pools, with many
   species, most of which are
   endemic or of restricted
   Mediterranean distribution.
Archaeological Sites


 There are more than one
 hundred archaeological sites
 in the area including:
 1.Rock Cut Chambers
 2.Corbelled Huts
 3.Cart Ruts
                     The Need to Manage

The Special Area of Conservation is subject to a
variety of human activities that may result in
negative impacts on natural habitats and species.
          uncontrolled access into
           the site
          tourism and recreational
           developments and
           activities
          the natural process of
           erosion
These activities will be tackled by the management
plan. The proposals will benefit a number of users
 including schoolchildren, the general public, the
       environment and the tourism sector.
               Benefits

Rural Environment
   conservation and
    restoration of rubble walls
    and historic sites
   restoration of degraded
    habitats
   dark sky heritage / light
    pollution
   ground water protection
                  Benefits

Visitor Management
    The management of parking
    Health and safety precautions
    Management of swimming
      zones/beaches


Countryside Trails                   BLUE FLAG

    Heritage Trails – including
     archaeological and Historical
     features
    Environment / Ecological
     Trails
    Horse Riding Trails
                                Benefits


Education Experience
   Educational facilities for all
    ages – e.g. Interpretation
    Centre
   Experience in real life for
    school children
   Interactive web-site as a
    source of information
   Opportunities for climbing,
    abseiling and cycling
    activities
   Picnic areas
   Landscape Appreciation
          Management
   The Government will set up a Management Board
    that shall be constituted from a number of
    stakeholders.

   The role of the Management Board shall be to
    formulate and progress the revision of the
    Management Plan.

   The Government does not exclude extending the
    area in the future.

   The letter of intent signifies that it is the intention of
    the Government to sign a management agreement
    by virtue of which Nature Trust and Din l-Art Helwa
    will be entrusted with the management of the Nature
    and History Park.
            Nature and History Park in
             the North-West of Malta




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                  in MALTA
                     and
at Radisson SAS Golden Sands Resort and Spa.

								
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