Hotel Fortina

The year is 1966 and the 65-bedroom Hotel Fortina opens its doors for the first time in what would later become one of Malta’s leading tourist hotspots, Sliema. Going from strength to strength, and in a bid to meet the ongoing demand, 12 years later, the hotel’s footprint was extended by another 35 rooms, successfully elevating the Fortina from the 3* to the 4* category.

The growing demand for more luxurious accommodation required a more innovative mindset, particularly in an industry where competition was and is intense and unrelenting. Living up to its reputation as an innovator in the field, the Hotel Fortina soon delivered a unique, ground-breaking concept which further enhanced its standing within the sector.

The Fortina Spa Resort 5* was opened in 2005, boasting  Dine Around the World concept in 7 restaurants, 5 bars, 7 swimming pools (including 3 indoor pools), a tropical garden and lido area, the Thalasso Therapy SPA Centre, Belle Époque Beauty Centre, Spa Sante and the Hypogeum: Body, Mind and Spirit Spa offering a range of over 200 different treatments, a state of the art dental clinic, the Fortina Fitness Centre, and the Maurice Suite meeting room.

The Fortina has recently undergone massive redevelopment that transformed this prime site, which boasts the unique, magnificent view of the island’s capital Valletta — into a state-of-the art, mixed-use development that was completed in 2023. Covering a built-up area of circa 60,000m2, this project includes a 215-room 5-star hotel, 60 designer luxury apartments, a massive public open space, a sprawling retail area over two levels, an office block, parking facilities, spa, gym, lido, specialised dining areas and restaurants and conference facilities. All in keeping with the Fortina’s tradition of offering impeccable, top-notch products and services.