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Lux life! Valletta’s Iniala recognised as Europe’s ‘Leading New Boutique Hotel’
The World Travel Awards are recognised as the ultimate hallmark of industry excellence.

Benjamin Abela

Malta’s capital city has something for everyone.

Offering stellar views, architectural gems, and everything in between, it comes as no surprise that thousands upon thousands of tourists flock to Valletta every year to get a taste of this magical city.

Elevating Valletta’s status are a plethora of luxurious restaurants, bars, and boutique hotels that are, quite literally, fit for royalty.

Perhaps one of the best examples of this is the Iniala Harbour House – a relatively new face to the local boutique hotel scene that is redefining luxury.



Credit: Iniala Harbour House

Testament to this is the hotel’s most recent achievement: being named Europe’s ‘Leading New Boutique Hotel’ for 2021 by the World Travel Awards.

Established in 1993, the World Travel Awards are now recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of industry excellence; so, it’s safe to say that Iniala’s achievement is a pretty big deal.

“[The World Travel Awards’] annual programme is renowned as the most prestigious and comprehensive in the global industry,” the hotel wrote on social media.



Credit: Iniala Harbour House

“The Iniala Harbour House team takes pride in being recognised by [the World Travel Awards] as the leading new boutique hotel in Europe,” it continued.

Other titles awarded by the brand include ‘Europe’s Leading Hotel’, given to Turkey’s Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul, ‘Europe’s Leading Destination’, given to Greece, and ‘Europe’s Leading Airline’, given to British Airways.



Credit: Iniala Harbour House

The Iniala Harbour House is also home to one of the few Michelin-starred restaurants in Malta, ION the Harbour.

This delectable spot is currently being led by two-Michelin star chef Alex Dilling.

1st November 2021


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Benjamin Abela
Benjamin is a Writer at Content House Group. With his background in journalism, marketing, and the arts, Benjamin enjoys finding the human aspect to any story he gets a hold of. When he's not too busy writing his next article, you could probably find him playing with his cats or performing on a stage.

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