IBB Hotel Collection, a subsidiary of Von der Heyden Group, an international recognised developer and investor in bespoke Hotel developments, on May 3, 2018 celebrated the opening of the legendary Macina as Cugó Gran Macina Grand Harbour. This signals the arrival of a new home for visitors seeking a new-world charm in one of Malta’s historical and walled cities, Senglea, which forms part of the famous three-cities opposite the capital of Valletta
The opening ceremony was held on the property’s rooftop event venue, The Sheer Bastion, which unfolds breath-taking views along with a sweep of history dating back to the 16th century and hosted many dignitaries from Malta and abroad, among others Malta’s honourable Prime Minister – Dr Joseph Muscat.
Built in 1554 by the Knights of St.John, Macina has been one of the Grand Harbour’s most renowned landmarks, deriving its name ‘Macina’ (originally ‘macchina’) from the large sheer crane structure, used to hoist masts and other heavy cargo, which was eventually dismantled during the British period in 1864.
The Cugó Gran Macina Grand Harbour has 21 rooms and each them has its own unique design, moulded according to the design of the bastion. The furniture is mostly modern, but there are some quirky additions – such as a basin with spectacular views overlooking the Grand Harbour.
Cugó Gran Macina is also the first member of Design Hotels in Malta – a select group of boutique and design-luxury driven hotels around the world and forms part of SPG´s worldwide loyalty program.
More information about the openning of Cugo Gran Macina Grand Harbour, please see with the kind courtesy of:
- Love in Malta: Inside The New Luxury Hotel Carved Into A Senglea Bastion
- Malta Winds: IBB celebrates opening of legendary Macina in a new avatar
- Times of Malta: Macina officially opens as all-suite hotel