OUR HISTORY

The foundations of our tomorrow stand on the strength of our past

Fortina Investments History

The Groups origins.

Fortina Investments Limited traces its roots back to 1948 when brothers Maurice and Walter Zammit Tabona inaugurated their first venture, the 40-bedroom Tigne Court Hotel at Qui Si Sana in Sliema, Malta. This pioneering establishment emerged during a period when the local the tourism sector was in its infancy. In 1966, the visionary brothers unveiled their second landmark, the Hotel Fortina situated at Tigne Seafront, Sliema, solidifying their presence in the evolving tourism landscape of the Maltese hospitality industry.

Over the years, Fortina Investments Limited has undergone exponential growth, strategically expanding its operations to meet the evolving demands of the dynamic tourist market. Today, the company remains at the forefront of its sector, distinguished by a legacy of innovation and adaptability. This enduring success is rooted in a family tradition spanning over three generations, embodying the pioneering spirit and entrepreneurial philosophy of the Zammit Tabona lineage.

Official inauguration of Hotel Fortina in 1966 by the late Hon. Dr. Pawlu Borg Olivier, minister responsible for tourism in the presence of Archbishop Michael Gonzi, Maurice J. Zammit Tabona, Walter Zammit Tabona, members of the Tourism board and distinguished guests.

One step ahead

It is a well recognised fact that the hospitality industry is a mercilessly competitive business. However, this competition is also the main element which eliminates mediocrity and ensures the highest quality and most customer-oriented service on offer. Fortina Investments Ltd have historically striven over the decades to remain one step ahead of their peers, continually researching market expectations, while adapting and innovating accordingly. The pioneers of the ‘all-inclusive’ hospitality concept, a first in Malta and one of the earliest in the Mediterranean, they retain to this day, a significant edge on the industry’s market share.

Fortina Investments Ltd have long since identified that diversification of their ventures ascertains not only survival in an aggressively competitive environment but is also key to long-term success. Building a substantial portfolio of companies spanning a diverse number of industry segments, including Captain Morgan Group, the pioneers of day cruises and tours; the Fortina Hotel; Ozo Group; City Sightseeing Malta and Marsamxetto Ferry has furthered the company’s expertise and knowledge to the extent that it is now leading Fortina’s massive Fortina Redevelopment Project.

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