What’s new in Malta this Spring?

Malta is already celebrated as one of the best destinations to enjoy a fun-filled family holiday in the sun with beautiful beaches, tasty cuisine and lots of history and culture to be explored. With improvements to transport being made, exciting festivals such as Isle of MTV around the corner and new hotels almost ready to be opened, there’s plenty happening on the sun-kissed island. Find out what’s new in Malta below… 

New Hotels

Phoenicia Malta

The 5* Phoenicia Malta has now reopened following an extensive €15 million refurbishment. The hotel, located just outside the capital city of Valletta, has upgraded all 136 rooms at the hotel, as well as the grand ballroom have been upgraded while a new infinity pool has also been opened. August 2017 will see the unveiling of the new Cafe Phoenicia which will feature a beautiful outdoor terrace while the health club and spa will open in late 2017.  

Take a look: 5* Phoenicia Malta

The view from Hotel Phoenicia

The view from the Phoenicia Hotel in Malta

Marriott Hotel & Spa

The 5* Le Méridien in St Julian’s Bay will be undergoing a refurbishment in 2018 and reopening as the Malta Marriott Hotel and Spa. The properties unique location offers the tranquility of Balluta Bay whilst also being close to the lively nightlife of St Julian’s Bay. The hotel interior is being upgraded with additional executive suites and the possibility of two additional floors. 

Take a look: 5* Le Méridien

Hard Rock Malta

Following on from the success of their properties in Ibiza and Tenerife, Hard Rock Café will be opening a hotel in Malta in 2020. Located in the popular resort of St Julian’s, the hotel is expected to have 370 rooms, including 110 suites with balcony views over the idyllic St George’s Bay. The hotel will also host a number of premier food and drink outlets, including a signature restaurant and a rooftop lounge with its very own sky bar.   

Take a look: 5* Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife  or 5* Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza

Hard Rock Hotel, Tenerife

The pool area of the Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife

New Tunnel Ferry

Approval has been given for a new underground tunnel which will connect the beachside town of Sliema to the Three Cities via Valletta. The 7m wide channel has been approved by UNESCO and construction is expected to be completed by summer 2018 when celebrations for Valletta as the European Capital of Culture are well under way. The tunnel will improve traffic and reduce the travel time between the two destinations.  

Local insights 

The 5* Corinthia Hotel in St George’s Bay is inviting guests to meet with the locals in a new Villages Experience excursion. Launched in March, guests at the hotel can now meet with local artisans in three typically Maltese villages: Safi, Kirkop and Mqabba, for a chance to discover the real Malta and Gozo through its people and culture. Locals in these villages will share their stories, legends, cuisines and much more during these small group tours. 

Take a look: 5* Corinthia Hotel 

Corinthia Hotel, Malta

Enjoy the view from the Corinthia Bay in St George’s Bay

Find out more about:
St George’s Bay
Gozo
Valletta
Sliema

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Written on 30th May 2017 by

Joshua Carry-James