AC Hotels by Marriott® Announces the Opening of its First Hotel in Malta

Design-Led Lifestyle Brand AC Hotels Expands European Portfolio with AC Hotel by Marriott St. Julian’s

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BETHESDA, Md., May 23, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — AC Hotels by Marriott®, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands, has expanded its European footprint with the opening of its first property in Malta. AC Hotel by Marriott St. Julian’s brings The Perfectly Precise Hotel experience to the vibrant coastal town of St. Julian’s. Owned and managed by The Ona Hospitality Ltd, the new lifestyle hotel is located in the heart of the town within close proximity to picturesque beaches, restaurants and the capital city of Valletta, making the perfect base from which to explore everything that Malta has to offer.

The modern design, led by Italian-based architecture and design association Fabris & Partners, strikes a perfect blend of form and function. Sleek, elegant and simplistic, the traditional Maltese colour scheme runs throughout the public spaces and guestrooms. The colour palette takes inspiration from the natural and urban environment around the hotel, incorporating neutral, calming colours and natural materials, evoking a strong sense of place and connection to the locale.

“We are delighted to be bringing AC Hotels’ design-driven guest experience to Malta. The hotel marks Marriott Bonvoy’s third property in this vibrant Mediterranean island destination,” said Matthew Boettcher, Vice President and Global Brand Leader, Distinctive Select Brands.

AC Hotel by Marriott St. Julian’s offers 106 contemporary guestrooms and suites, all of which feature plush bedding, Nespresso coffee machines and an ergonomic workspace to provide guests with ultimate comfort and convenience.

In keeping with Malta’s exemplary food scene, renowned as a culinary and cultural melting pot, AC Hotel by Marriott St. Julian’s features the AC Lounge® on the rooftop terrace: the perfect place to unwind with a signature cocktail and European tapas along with stunning views of St Julian’s skyline. The creative cocktail menu features timeless classics with a modern twist, including the signature AC Gin Tonic. Other facilities include a heated outdoor rooftop pool, an indoor pool, a meeting space with seating for up to 40 people, and a gym featuring state-of-the-art Matrix equipment.

AC Hotel by Marriott St. Julian’s is located centrally on a quiet road just a stone’s throw from St. George’s Bay, Bay Street shopping complex and other entertainment hubs, offering the ideal retreat from which to discover both the traditional charm and cosmopolitan spirit of the town. The Mediterranean Island archipelago of Malta promises over 300 days of sunshine and warm temperatures throughout much of the year. Paired with its breathtaking coastline and 7,000 years of captivating history and ancient landmarks, Malta offers an extraordinary Mediterranean island escape. AC Hotel by Marriott St. Julian’s is situated 11 kilometres from Malta International Airport, which is a 15-minute taxi journey or just over an hour by public transport from the hotel.

About AC Hotels by Marriott® 
AC Hotels includes over 225 hotels in 31 countries and territories. At AC Hotels, every moment has been designed, refined, crafted, and considered to create a seamless guest experience. Each AC Hotel features purposefully designed signature spaces that strike the perfect balance of form and function. Most notably, the AC Lounge® invites guests and locals alike to collaborate during the day, or to enjoy signature cocktails and tapas in the evening. The AC Kitchen offers a European-inspired breakfast each morning. All AC guest rooms and public spaces evoke a particular sophistication, featuring sleek furnishings, curated artwork, and intuitive technology. The brand is dedicated to the details that matter most to guests during their travels with a mission to deliver The Perfectly Precise Hotel experience. For more information, visit and follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. AC Hotels is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy®, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments, and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit

About Marriott Bonvoy® 
Marriott Bonvoy’s extraordinary portfolio offers renowned hospitality in the most memorable destinations in the world, with 31 brands that are tailored to every type of journey. From The Ritz-Carlton and St. Regis to W Hotels and more, Marriott Bonvoy has more luxury offerings than any other travel program. Members can earn points for stays at hotels and resorts, including all-inclusive resorts and premium home rentals, and through everyday purchases with co-branded credit cards. Members can redeem their points for experiences including future stays, Marriott Bonvoy Moments, or through partners for luxurious products from Marriott Bonvoy Boutiques®. To enroll for free or for more information about Marriott Bonvoy, visit

SOURCE Marriott International, Inc.

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