More investments by Polidano Group

The Management of the Meridien Hotel is proposing a vertical extension of two and three storeys on different parts of the Five Star Meridien Hotel in St Julian’s, which is located overlooking the Balluta Bay.  The Meridien Hotel forms part of the Polidano Group.  The investment, once again, confirms the active participation of the Polidano Group in major investments in Malta in order to retain its pole position in the hospitality industry.

The existing hotel, originally approved in 2000, already rises to a maximum of 11 storeys with a pool area located on the 12th floor. 

According to new plans submitted to the Planning Authority the new building will rise to a maximum of 13 storeys, with the pool being located on the 14th floor.

The Planning application has been submitted on the basis of new policies introduced by the Planning Authority whereby hotels may apply for a development permission to increase the height of the hotel building to not more than two additional floors over and above the height limitation permitted in the Local Plan.

The application presented in January 2017 will add 114 beds to the Meridien hotel.

Plans submitted to the PA show an addition of three storeys on the western wing of the hotel and the addition of two storeys on the eastern wing.  The Management of the hotel have also applied to develop a multi-storey car park, and an overlying temporary garden and pool.  The new underground car park will provide for 330 parking spaces.