Thomas, together with his partner Frankie Spiteri, is the founder and director of Casa Boutiques Ltd, a hotel management company, focused on the launch and operation of local boutique hotels.
A N A LYS I S
A VERY OFFERING Property manager Thomas Cremona analyses the growth of the boutique hotel concept in Malta, and explains the challenges that smaller properties face.
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T H E R E A L E S TAT E E D I T I O N
Maltaâ€™s continued growth in tourist arrivals has led to an increase in the supply of beds through the expansion of mainstream hotels, as well as in boutique accommodation. Boutique accommodation is often defined as a chic hotel or guesthouse that hosts fewer than 100 rooms in an urban environment. The majority of the Maltese boutique accommodation that launched in the last few years comprises approximately 20 rooms. In addition, boutique accommodation often has a stand-alone brand, defined by its particular design and characteristics.