Hard Rock Hotel to open in Malta
Following debuts in Ibiza and Tenerife, Hard Rock International’s third European resort is set to open in Malta in 2020. Located in the center of the Mediterranean, Hard Rock Hotel Malta will have 370 rooms, including 110 suites with balcony views. The resort is being developed in collaboration with the Malta-based Seabank Group, a partner of Hard Rock for more than 15 years.
Hard Rock Hotel Malta will host various high-end foot and beverage establishments, numerous pools, a 16,000 square foot full-service Rock Spa, and a state-of-the-art fitness center. The hotel is set to host a broad range of events and groups with more than 37,000 square feet of function space, including the largest convention center on the island. The project is expected to generate more than 1,500 direct jobs and a higher number of indirect employment opportunities.
“In the past few years we’ve seen Malta’s tourism sector on a steady ride, with the destination reporting nearly two million visitors in 2016,” said Arthur Gauci, CEO of Seabank Group. “As the world takes notice and Maltese tourism booms, we’re thrilled to work with Hard Rock to bring an upscale and never-before-seen experience to the island.”
Hard Rock International has venues in 74 countries, including 174 cafes, 24 hotels and 11 casinos. The company owns, operates and franchises cafes in cities including: London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. Hard Rock International also owns, licenses and manages hotel and casino properties worldwide. The company owns numerous successful properties in locations including Bali, Chicago, Las Vegas, Macau and San Diego.