New Hard Rock Hotel Malta opening in 2020
Following on from the success of their properties in Ibiza and Tenerife, the Malta Tourism Authority has announced that Hard Rock Café will be opening a hotel in Malta in 2020.
Nestled in the trendy hot spot of St Julian’s, the hotel is projected to feature 370 rooms, including 110 suites with balcony views over the idyllic island paradise of St George’s Bay. The hotel will be designed byMilan-based firm MYGG Architecture and the interior design will be done by London practice Jestico + Whiles, who also designed the brand’s Ibiza property.
A gastronomic destination in itself, the hotel is to feature a host of premier food and beverage outlets, including a signature restaurant and a rooftop lounge with a sky bar where guests will be treated to the glittering lights of one of Malta’s most energetic corners.
And for those looking for an island retreat, the 16,000-square ft. Rock Spa will be punctuated by swimming pools and a Body Rock fitness centre featuring state of the art equipment; ideal for those seeking relaxation and rejuvenation in a five-star setting. Business travellers and companies conducting meeting and incentive conventions will have a plethora of facilities to choose from; 37,000 square feet of planned function space and the largest convention centre on the island, ensuring those working can experience contemporary business service against a backdrop of a picturesque tropical bay.
The hotel will be part of a new mix-used urban development that will include a glossy new shopping mall, luxury private residences and sleek office spaces. A stark contrast to the Mediterranean archipelago’s idyllic villages, fishing markets, prehistoric temples and traditional baroque architecture, the new hotel caters to the increasing tourist boom that the island is experiencing. Guests to Malta will be treated to the best of both worlds: the charm of laid back island life and a glossy cosmopolitan epi-centre for both business and leisure.
Peter Vella, MTA’s UK Director offered his insight on the addition of the Hard Rock Hotel Malta, stating “Malta’s tourism industry is currently breaking all records as tourists and business travellers from across the world discover our unique blend of sunshine, culture, history, beauty and hospitality. Hard Rock Hotels are renowned for very high standards and for reflecting the culture and character of their locality. The news that Hard Rock are opening a hotel in Malta is very exciting; it will bring a new concept and experience to our Island and give travellers even more reasons to visit Malta.”