Cugó Gran Maċina Grand Harbour luxury boutique accommodation has become the first Maltese member of the Design Hotels™, a hospitality brand that represents and markets a curated selection of over 300 independent hotels and luxury boutique accommodations in more than 60 countries across the world.
This was announced by Mr Vladimir Saal, managing director and CEO of IBB Hotel Collection based in Malta and currently operating 11 hotels in Germany, Poland and Spain with ambitious growth plans for the upcoming years. “The bespoke sub-brand of IBB, Cugó Gran, has been chosen to ensure, that the highest service and quality standards of the hospitality sector will be reached with this luxury boutique accommodation becoming a new flagship within IBB,” said Mr Saal.
Entrenched in history, Senglea’s iconic Maċina Bastion will come back to life next month (October 2017) as an exclusive Cugó Gran Maċina Grand Harbour luxury boutique accommodation, following 13 months of extensive restoration and renovation process.
“This is our first collaboration with IBB Hotel Collection,” said Ms Ruby Davies, public relations and communications manager for Design Hotels™. “As a hospitality brand, we are continuously striving to create experiences that are original and unforgettable, and that is precisely what this partnership between Design Hotels™ and Cugó Gran Maċina Grand Harbour aims to accomplish. Through historic architecture, exemplary design, and an immersion in the local culture, our shared communities will be warmly welcomed at the restored Maċina building. This regeneration project will shine a new light on Malta’s Grand Harbour through the reinvention of this iconic historical architecture.”
Founded by Claus Sendlinger in 1993, Design Hotels™ offers its members insightful travel industry knowledge, from market trend consultancy to international sales representation. The company has its headquarters in Berlin and branches in London, Barcelona, New York and Singapore.
More than a collection of contemporary and luxurious hospitality venues, Design Hotels™ is a collection of stories. Each property reflects the ideas of a visionary hotelier, an “Original”, someone with a passion for genuine hospitality, cultural authenticity, thought-provoking design and architecture. Each “Original” stands for the individual, aesthetic and service-driven experience that his or her venue provides. Cugó Gran Maċina Grand Harbour fits perfectly into this vision.
IBB Hotel Collection is a subsidiary of Von der Heyden Group, a developer and investor based in Malta, operating hotels and luxury boutique accommodations under lease, management and franchise contracts in prime and secondary locations with three different own brands: IBB Hotel, IBB Blue Hotel, and Cugó Gran.
Photocaption: Unique architecture welcome the visitor at Cugó Gran Maċina Grand Harbour luxury boutique accommodation