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Barceló Hotel Group Opens a 5-star Hotel in Malta

An urban waterfront setting with a clear blue swimming pool adjacent to modern high-rise buildings. The pool is lined with white loungers and shaded by large umbrellas. The background features a mix of contemporary architecture with glimpses of the water beyond. The sun shines brightly in the clear sky, casting reflections on the water's surface.

Barceló Hotel Group announced the management of Barceló Fortina Malta, a modern, avant-garde design hotel owned by the Maltese company Fortina Investments Limited, in the Mediterranean archipelago of Malta. This is an iconic establishment located on the promenade of Sliema, which has been completely renovated and transformed into a modern 5-star hotel with 183 rooms and opened its doors as a 5-star hotel operated by the Barcelo Hotel Group on September 18, 2023.

A design hotel with spectacular views of Valletta

Located on the promenade of the town of Sliema, Barceló Fortina Malta is characterized by its modern and elegant architecture, as well as its panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea and the fortified city of Valletta, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980.

The hotel opened its doors after an extensive renovation and expansion of the original  facilities, which transformed it into a modern 5-star property with 183 rooms. The newly renovated five star property includes an Ina wellness center, reflex gym and a heated indoor pool, along with a stylish newly-built lido featuring two restaurants and a lounge bar which are additions to the culinary offerings available within the establishment. The hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of Malta’s largest shopping center.

Barceló Fortina Malta will have six meeting rooms with a capacity of up to 250 people, fully equipped to host any type of event. This makes it the ideal hotel for those travelers visiting Malta for business purposes and wishing to extend their stay to enjoy the historic city and the hotel’s facilities.

José Canals, Regional Director for the Mediterranean, Middle East, and Asia at Barceló Hotel Group, stated: “The agreement with Fortina Investments Limited is the result of our extensive experience in managing urban and beachfront hotels in various destinations around the world. Malta is an island with vast tourism experience due to its rich history and cultural heritage; this new hotel will allow us to further increase our presence in the Mediterranean, a strategic area for the company’s expansion plan.”

Edward Zammit Tabona, CEO of Fortina Investments Limited, commented: “We are very pleased with the agreement we have reached with Barceló Hotel Group. This prestigious hotel chain has extensive experience in managing luxury hotels. Recognized for its high level of service and extensive commercial network, Barceló Hotel Group will contribute to positioning Barceló Fortina Malta as one of the premier luxury hotels in Malta.”