Set against the backdrop of historical fortress walls and the periwinkle blue waters of Malta, Design Hotel Cugó Gran Macina Grand Harbour takes its name from the black steel maċina crane that once hoisted heavy masts and cargo that passed through the Mediterranean Sea.
As the first bastion of Malta, the iconic crane was eventually dismantled in 1864, and now, once again, the Maċina is set to be a landmark of a different class: a modern luxury boutique accommodation in a historic building is brought back to life as a veritable showpiece within the Cottonera Regeneration Project.
Mixing of cultures
Here, a heady mix of Italian, Spanish, British, and North African influences merge in the fortified city of Senglea, just south of the capital of Valletta. Informed by the hallmark heritage features of the singular building and seafront location, Design Hotel Cugó Gran Macina Grand Harbour offers 21 suites ranging from 40 to an impressive 130 square meters, all with unobstructed views of the Grand Harbour and the surrounding marina. Guests are charmed by large communal spaces, high vaulted ceilings, and the ample natural light that floods the luxuriously minimalist design concept. At once blending the area’s rich heritage and sleek Scandic aesthetics, Cugó Gran Macina Grand Harbour’s tailored services, culinary expression, and signature rooftop pool with sweeping views over The Grand Harbour are redefining modern Maltese hospitality.
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Senglea is a fortified city in the South Eastern Region of Malta. Part of the Three Cities in the Grand Harbour area, which also include Birgu and Cospicua, Senglea is the cradle of Maltese history.