Claire Zammit Xuereb

Claire Zammit Xuereb is an influential entrepreneurial leader with a history of significant accomplishments in the hospitality industry. Through her vision, passion, and determination, Claire
remains committed to seeking untapped opportunities within the market to create a diverse range of forward-thinking and successful hospitality businesses.

Claire is the director for two of AX Group’s divisions: hospitality and care. In her role as Hospitality Director, she manages a highly regarded portfolio of seven hotels and 14 restaurants, which has become synonymous with exacting standards and stellar guest service throughout. Highlight properties under the AX Hotels brand include the five-star Rosselli AX Privilege boutique hotel in Valletta, the five-star AX The Palace in Sliema, and Grain – Malta’s only brand to house two MICHELIN-awarded restaurants under one roof. Having led AX Hotels from strength to strength over the past years, Ms Zammit Xuereb was also appointed Director of AX Care in 2022. Ms Zammit Xuereb brings in a wealth of leadership experience and passion for positive change to the company’s established and highly successful healthcare brands, namely Malta’s only luxury retirement village Hilltop Gardens and Simblija Care Home in the heart of Naxxar. She believes that building a sense of community is essential to quality and genuine healthcare.

Claire holds a BSc in International Hospitality Management from the University of Wales and has read for a degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management from the Centre International de Glion. Claire’s ambition to broaden her business acumen has seen her take on roles in the global tourism industry. Her experience abroad continues to inspire her to develop new products and hospitality offerings that add quality and value to the local sector.

In addition to her directorship duties with AX Hotels, Claire also sits on the Executive Board of AX Group and has held various positions within the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association and the ITS Board of Governors. As Chairperson of the AX Foundation, Claire continues her tireless work to assist persons living with invisible disabilities, primarily those on the autism spectrum. Under her auspices, the Foundation has made strides in contributing to national policy-making to drive positive social change that will create a more inclusive future for all.