The Malta Independent 15 April 2021, Thursday

PA validates 113-room hotel in Townsquare project

Monday, 1 March 2021, 10:50 Last update: about 2 months ago

The Planning Authortity has validated an application for a 113-room hotel in the Townsquare project in Sliema. 

The hotel is planned for a building which was previously earmarked as office space adjacent to the already approved main tower.  Under the application, the building will rise three storeys more than was initially planned. 

Townsquare had announced last year that it was seeking a change of use for the building which will now comprise three additional floors in line with policies governing tourist establishments. 

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The proposed 113-room hotel will overlook the main piazza and the restored Villa Drago and its gardens. Amenities will include a wellness centre and conference facilities, restaurants and cafes, meeting spaces, and a roof top pool garden, together with an indoor pool and gym. 

Research undertaken by the investors revealed a demand for a design business hotel to complement Townsquare’s living, retail, food and workspaces, the developers behind the project said in a statement. 

The footprint of the project’s built-up area will remain untouched as will the public spaces which include open-air avenues, gardens and a piazza making Townsquare the largest pedestrian zone in Sliema’s town centre.

The four-star hotel’s lead architect is Martin Xuereb & Associates while the façade is designed by One Works of Milan.

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