Hotel Application for Palazzo Zammitello in Valletta, Malta approved
An application to turn the Palazzo Zammitello in Valletta into a boutique hotel has been approved. Situated in the corner building on Republic Street opposite the Wembley Store in Malta's capital, the building was built by the high official Giuseppe Zammit and his architect Michele Cachia, to be used as Zammit's city home.
The Palazzo Zammitello in Valletta has received approval from the MEPA board to transform it into a boutique hotels.
Located in the heart of Malta's capital on the corner of Republic Street opposite the renowned Wembley Store, the Palazzo Zammitello was originally the city home of Giuseppe Zammit, a very high official in Malta, and the only Maltese to be buried in St John's Cathedral in Valletta.
The building was created by Maltese architect Michele Cachia, and it was built in Baroque style with a high Belvedere that towered over the other buildings.
During World War II, the building was hit, and over recent decades it has been neglected, except for changes made to the internal courtyard and shops in South Street by third parties.
The new applicant has spent time buying back those parts of the building and the internal courtyard, with the view to turn the palazzo into a four-star boutique hotel, which has already received approval from the MTA.
The applicant and his architect Edwin Mintoff have been working with the MEPA board to reach a decision about the number of guest rooms the hotel will offer, with the addition of a new passageway on the top floor and four extra rooms, making a total of 22 rooms available.
Valletta is the capital of Malta, a fortress city named after its founder Jean Parisot de la Valette, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built on the rock of Mount Sceberras peninsula, the city boasts an array of historic sites such as St John's Cathedral, forts, bastions, baroque churches, palaces, and squares.
The narrow streets are lined with cafes, shops, and museums, while the main stretch is home to designer stores, restaurants, and bars. Nature lovers can enjoy the flora and fauna at the Upper Barrakka Gardens, Hastings Gardens and the Lower Barrakka Gardens.
Malta is an island nation archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea that is made up of the isles of Malta, Gozo, Comino, Comminotto and Filfla. Situated between the island of Sicily in Italy and North Africa, the islands boast beautiful sandy beaches, turquoise waters, and historic buildings that make it a popular tourist destination.
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