The Seaview Hotel, located in St. Paul’s Bay, has resumed welcoming tourists in recent weeks after it was rebuilt with several new facilities. The hotel was inaugurated by Prime Minister Robert Abela.
It now boasts four stars and has increased its room capacity threefold to 180. After an investment of 24 million euros, the Seaview Hotel in St. Paul’s Bay now employs 50 people, and has several new facilities including an infinity pool, three restaurants, a gym and a parking lot.
The first stone of the original hotel was laid in 1976. In recent months it was completely demolished and rebuilt on the same site to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Robert Abela and Minister for Tourism and Consumer Protection Clayton Bartolo.
During the opening, hotel director Josette Vella spoke about expectations for the industry and the hotel in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic and the vaccination process.
“I look to the future with optimism although we are still in the thick of the pandemic. Our country is among the best in Europe in the Department of Health and we thank you for this because at the beginning of the year we still did not know if we would open, but because we are on top of things has allowed tourists to come here. Even those who know they want to be vaccinated know that they are coming to a safer country than other countries.”
Prime Minister Robert Abela met with the workers and had the opportunity to hear how this hotel has undergone a complete transformation over the last few years. He thanked the workers for their daily work carried out with dedication, with the aim of offering the best possible experience to tourists who choose Malta.