Malta - 2018 capital of culture

Malta is stepping into the limelight this year thanks to Valletta the UNESCO-listed capital of Malta, being designated a 2018 European Capital of Culture. Malta has a greater density of historic sights than any other country, fantastic beaches, crystal-clear sea, caves to swim in, fantastic restaurants and an abundance of events going on during the summer months, from activities at the beach side (sandy or rocky, take your pick) to the wild nightlife and the traditional Maltese religious feasts which are a treat if you’ve never experienced them before.

Iniala Harbour House owned by the Renowned Iniala group is due to open at the end of the year. Set on the harbour front, this boutique beauty will see 24 rooms spread across four grand palazzos, including two townhouses, a former bank and several vaults that once stored dynamite but will now house the hotel’s luxury subterranean spa and gym.

A rooftop restaurant and bar with views stretching from the city’s fortified walls to the Grand Harbour and Three Cities beyond will be the hotel’s crowning glory. Expect ultra-hip spaces styled by an army of leading designers from around the world.  

For the guest who thinks they’ve seen everything: in-room 'experience-ometers' can be set to desired activity levels; the hotel plans an itinerary to suit and we can't wait!