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Hyatt Adds New European Lifestyle Property With Hyatt Centric Malta

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Hyatt is expanding its Centric brand with its latest planned opening of the 160-room Hyatt Centric Malta. Wedged between Sicily and the North African coast with an ideal Mediterranean climate, Malta is an increasingly popular tourist destination.

Here’s everything you need to know about the property.

Hyatt Centric Malta Opens Early Next Year

Opening in early 2024, the leisure-oriented Hyatt Centric Malta will be the second Hyatt-branded hotel in the island nation, its other property being the Hyatt Regency Malta.

The Centric is located in the town of St Julian’s, a bustling area on Malta’s northeast coast known for thriving nightlife and stunning beaches. The Maltese capital, Valletta, a UNESCO World Heritage Center, is just 20 minutes away.

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Amenities will include on-site dining, a rooftop terrace serving local cuisine, an indoor and outdoor pool, a fitness center, and over 4,300 square feet of meeting space.

“We’re excited to expand our European brand presence in the lifestyle space and look forward to delivering a hotel that captures the distinctive spirit of this lively tourist destination,” said Briana Swift, Director of Development at Hyatt.

How To Book Hyatt Centric Malta

Once it opens, the Hyatt Centric Malta will participate in the World of Hyatt program. However, we don’t yet know which category the property will fall into.

For context, the Hyatt Regency Malta is a Category 3 property, meaning award nights can be had for 9,000 (off-peak), 12,000 (standard), or 15,000 World of Hyatt points per night.

While it’s not the easiest to earn World of Hyatt points, if you have a card that earns Chase Ultimate Rewards or Bilt Rewards points, you can transfer them to World of Hyatt at a 1:1 ratio.

Hot Tip:

Learn how to redeem World of Hyatt points for maximum value in our complete guide!

Final Thoughts

Hyatt has been making an effort to incrementally grow its footprint in Europe. In recent years, it’s acquired Mr and Mrs Smith, Linder Hotels, and more to help achieve that goal.

But it’s also focusing on expanding its brands organically, and the announcement of the Hyatt Centric Malta is the latest example of that. The property will be the seventh Centric property in Europe, following Hyatt Centric The Liberties Dublin, Hyatt Centric Milan Centrale, Hyatt Centric Murano Venice, Hyatt Centric Gran Via Madrid, Hyatt Centric Levent Istanbul, and Hyatt Centric Cambridge.

We’re willing to bet that we’ll see even more Hyatt Centric properties opening across the continent in the coming years.

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