Sumary of Michelin star restaurants, boutique boltholes and superyachts – the fresh face of Malta is emerging:
- Every day at noon, cannons fire from the 16th century Saluting Battery overlooking Fort St Angelo and Valletta’s Grand Harbour.
- Once the heavy thuds subside, Vera Lynn’s sentimental melodies crackle from speakers and fade into plumes of smoke.
- One of several innovators determined to move forward is entrepreneur and philanthropist Mark Weingard, whose boutique property Iniala Harbour House launched last November in the midst of the pandemic.
- Spread across four amber limestone townhouses and vaults overlooking the harbour, the project took five years to complete.
- ION restaurant at Iniala Harbour House (Iniala/PA)At rooftop restaurant ION, I dine in the warm open air with a Michelin-starred meal from British chef Alex Dilling, currently on a 100-day loan from The Greenhouse in London.
- Superyacht trader Jamie Houston – who offers services to guests at Iniala – decided to base his charter business CarBlu in Malta, because of both its geographical location and a laidback atmosphere lacking in Europe’s better known rivieras.