Over 28 years, The Island Hotels Group evolved into a major player in the hospitality industry in Malta. From modest beginnings with a single, 200-bed hotel, the Group became a leading name in the deluxe, five-star hotel sector in Malta, as well as a leader in the event catering sector and a pioneer of upscale vacation ownership.
In 2009, the company made the transition from a family-run firm to a public company listed on the Malta stock exchange. Going public enabled the Group to diversify its shareholding, bring new members onto the Board, raise capital and take a new strategic direction.
Over the decades, Island Hotels Group grew to become one of Malta’s leading companies in the hospitality sector, incorporating The Radisson Blu Resort, St Julian’s, and Island Caterers. In addition, through the Group’s partnership with Mayfair Overseas Holdings, the Group also owned 50% of The Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Golden Sands, and 50% of Azure Group. The Group also incorporates within it The Coffee Company Malta Ltd & The Coffee Company Spain S.L. which in turn are responsible for the development and operation of the Costa Coffee brand in Malta and the East coast of Spain.
In August 2015, the entire equity of Island Hotels Group was purchased by International Hotel Investments plc. and the assets of both groups were fully integrated. Today the Group is a fully owned subsidiary of IHI plc.