The Malta Independent 17 June 2024, Monday
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Leading hotel in Malta classified as five-star resort

Tuesday, 21 May 2024, 10:13 Last update: about 27 days ago

The Marriott Hotel has sealed an investment which classifies it as a five-star resort and spa in the country.

Prime Minister Robert addressed the occasion marking the classification of a leading hotel in Malta as a resort, where he described the investment made as another act of confidence in Malta and the tourism sector.

He said that seasonality in the tourism sector in the country has become “a thing of the past” as official figures show record increases, even in winter, which has made investments like that made in the Malta Marriott Resort & Spa possible.


Abela toured the hotel, met the employees, and spoke with both the local management of the hotel and the management of Marriott International, the Chairman of the Board David Marriott was present.

The expenditure was that of €35 million, made into top-level facilities at a five-star resort and hotel.

Abela said that government will continue to support the tourism industry, which contributes significantly to the wealth created in the country.

He said that the country's tourism strategy does not only focus on recovery but is also looking at how the sector can continue to grow in new realities.

Abela said that the country's tourist market remains tied to tourists coming from European countries and those from nearby countries, but tourists from other continents are also visiting.

He spoke on the importance of connectivity remaining crucial, but also emphasised the need to continue raising the country's tourist product through such investments, which also help in sustainability and quality in tourism.

Abela, who was accompanied by the Minister for Tourism and Public Cleanliness Clayton Bartolo, said that Malta is continuing to invest in infrastructure and sustainable development so that the country can continue to enhance its tourist product with the particular characteristics it can offer.

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