We have been advised that our planning application for a lifestyle business hotel in a building previously earmarked for office space adjacent to the main tower has been validated by the Planning Authority.
In 2020 we announced that we were seeking a change of use for the building which will now comprise of three additional floors in line with policies governing tourist establishments.
The proposed four-star design hotel will offer 113 rooms and suites and will overlook the main piazza and the restored Villa Drago and its gardens. Amenities will include a wellness centre and conference facilities, restaurants and cafes, meeting spaces, and a roof top pool garden, together with an indoor pool and gym.
Townsquare CEO Peter Diacono commented “Our research revealed there is demand for a new breed of business hotel and our aim is to develop an extraordinary hotel experience which will complement Townsquare’s living, retail, food, and workspaces.”
The footprint of the project’s built-up area will remain untouched as will the public spaces which include open-air avenues, gardens and a piazza making Townsquare the largest pedestrian zone in Sliema’s town centre.
The hotel’s lead architect is Martin Xuereb & Associates whilst the façade is designed by One Works of Milan.