Phoenicia Hotel set for major refurbishment as part of CampbellGray chain

Phoenicia joins brand The Leading Hotels of the World, heralding a new era for this much-loved grand hotel

The Phoenicia's entrance
The Phoenicia's entrance

The Phoenicia is currently closed for restoration and will reopen in Spring 2016 following significant investment with its addition to the CampbellGRay Hotels portfolio under the brand The Leading Hotels of the World.

The Leading Hotels of the World, a collection of uncommon luxury hotels, only accept the world’s most exclusive independent hotels, and the addition of The Phoenicia has been billed as a “testament to Gordon Campbell Gray’s expertise in hotel design and his uncompromising high standards.”

With The Phoenicia Malta’s architectural beauty widely considered one of the sights of Malta, the relaunch will be sympathetic to the hotel’s heritage with the design by Peter Young Design and Mary Fox Linton.

Upon reopening, the hotel will boast a complete refurbishment and upgrading of all 136 elegantly appointed guest rooms, many with stunning sea views, a new outdoor infinity pool overlooking the harbour, and a re-landscaping of the hotel’s grounds and terraces.

The Grand Ballroom will also be refurbished and Hotel Phoenicia Malta’s classic façade will be restored.

A new Health Club and Spa offering eight treatment rooms, a state-of-the-art gymnasium and an indoor swimming pool will open in October 2016.

“The characteristic Maltese architecture of The Phoenicia Malta immediately grounds it in its richly historic destination, and stands in contrast to the massive baroque bastion walls surrounding Valletta,” said Deniz Omurgonulsen, vice-president membership The Leading Hotels of the World. “It is these distinctive characteristics and more that make the hotel a perfect fit in our collection of uncommon luxury hotels.”

“We are thrilled that The Phoenicia Malta is to join The Leading Hotels of the World,” said Gordon Campbell Gray, founder of CampbellGray hotels. “The philosophy behind the renovation of The Phoenicia Malta is very much about restoring it to its original grandeur yet implementing improvements that will appeal to the current international traveller. We are excited about the re-opening this Spring and, along with the wonderful team at the hotel, are looking forward to overseeing the next chapter in the life of The Phoenicia Malta, allowing it to realise its full potential as a truly world-class hotel.”

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