Fortina Redevelopment

Hotel Fortina is a privately-owned establishment of Fortina Investments Ltd, on the Sliema Strand Sea Front. In 2023, the Fortina Hotel was developed into a state-of-the-art, mixed-use development, which spans a built-up area of 60,000 square meters. The project features a 5 star hotel, 64 luxury apartments, a sprawling commercial area across two levels, an office block, parking facilities, a spa, gym, lido, restaurants and public open spaces

The enterprise involves 64 conveniently located residential apartments, a high-end retail boutique, a 5-star hotel hosting 185 rooms, restaurants, a large pedestrian piazza open to the general public. The Lido across Tigne Seafront road is an extension of this project and provides its own spa and gym facilities; while the Fortina Hotel allows easy access and a 3-storey underlying car park.

The high-profile disposition of the complex attracts a target audience belonging to the high-income bracket, in the 35+ age region; particularly those travelling to the island on business or work-related endeavours, The MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) traveller is one who expects a personalised, first-class service, within a sophisticated environment nestled in an attractive location. Thus, The Fortina Investments Group find this demographic of professionals to be appropriate for the project given the predisposed qualities of location and the core qualities of the end result.

As for the residential portion, the units will enjoy a hotel-style reception area at ground floor to provide access to all cores, ample indoor space of circa 200sqm complete with wide living rooms and deep balconies overlooking the gorgeous Valletta views, along with ensuite bathrooms for each bedroom and comfortable utility rooms for storage purposes, laundry and the like.

The hotel was completely and thoroughly redesigned, including interior renovation and modernisation of the facade. This project included the replacement of the existing ‘Spa Block’ with a 13-storey extension. This segment includes a new hotel lobby and multipurpose space at ground floor, while the below-street-level facilities will be reworked to accommodate a larger gym, indoor spa and pool. Additionally, the lido and overlying restaurant on the seafront experienced an extensive overhaul to provide residents and guests with a larger sun deck, an extended pool, bigger and more restaurants, and a sizeable public space at promenade level, thereby offering a calming outdoor environment which is uncommon nowadays.

The commercial capacity of the project holds a large two-level retail space with a prominent entrance at sea-front level. The high-profile tone of the whole enterprise is reflected in the retail element of the Fortina project, bringing a shop-in-shop experience aimed at luxury brands.