The hotel has played host to some of the most well-known musical artists in the business during the Isle of MTV concert, including Lady Gaga, Enrique Iglesias, Black Eyed Peas, Scissor Sisters, David Guetta, Kid Rock, and Kelis to name a few. Tom Jones, Rod Stewart, and Ronan Keating have also chosen the Grand Hotel Excelsior as their temporary home away from home.
Due to its past royal guests, the hotel has been reviewed as a "hotel fit for royalty" on TripAdvisor. The King of Spain resided at the hotel when in Malta on a state visit in 2010. The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, also recently chose the Excelsior while on the Islands to attend meetings with the Maltese authorities.
The team at the Grand Hotel Excelsior is extremely honored to have had the opportunity to contribute towards the success of these two very important visits. Huge emphasis was placed on ensuring the safety of the distinguished guests as well as offering optimum levels of service and hospitality the Excelsior is known for. The hotel feels it plays an important role in ensuring it lives up to and exceeds the reputation the Maltese have as being a hospitable nation. The fact that these major events are becoming a regular occurrence is testimony that the Grand Hotel Excelsior is being talked about on an international level.