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St Julian’s hotel now carries the renowned Marriott name after an investment of €30 million

A Five Star Hotel in St Julian’s this week began welcoming its first clients. The Malta Marriott Hotel and Spa opened its doors, having replaced the Hotel Le Meridien, after an extensive overhaul and modernisation with an investment of €30 million. The hotel is employing 200 employees and will be strengthening Malta’s hospitality drive to attract a better class of visiting tourists and clients.

Although externally the hotel has the same facade as the previous hotel with its two facades looking on Balluta Bay, it has now required a renowned international hotel in the hospitality sphere.

It is said a book cannot be judged by its cover and in the same manner the hotel’s story cannot be judged on its facades. Just be entering the hotel it is evident this is not the same hotel it was 30 months ago.

General Manager Alex Incorvaja stated that as a result of the agreement made by the hotel owners with Marriott, an investment of €30 million has transformed the building into renowned Marriott levels.

“We have gone through an extensive renovation, an upgrade to all existing facilities together with the addition of two floors mainly comprising a Presidential Suite and this Executive Lounge we are standing in”.

The new and contemporary look was left in the hands of international designers. Incorvaja said these utilised space and even the least details to ensure to give a different and holistic experience to tourists and business persons.

The rooms have local and authentic aspects with the use of accessories of Malta handcrafts even though the multinational Marriott chain comprises 567 hotels around the world.

The Five Star Hotels has five restaurants, three bars, a spa with a sophisticated gymnasium, halls for conferences and events and of course bedrooms with all the facilities expected from such a hotel.

“We have got a total of 301 rooms now ranging from our standard rooms up to the Presidential Suite, a 150 square metre suite overlooking Balluta Bay and our 200 employees are eager to get working”.

The General Manager of Malta’s first Marriott said that prospects throughout the current year look promising boosted by the fact that Malta’s Marriott is on an online platform operated by the chain and offers a destination for new clients.

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