Island Hotels Group has been operating for the past twenty-eight years. From humble beginnings in 1987, with a small two-hundred-bed hotel, we are today one of Malta’s leading companies in the hospitality sector, incorporating The Radisson Blu Resort, St Julian’s and Island Caterers which provides a range of catering and event organising services to a vast list of clients. In addition to this, through the Group’s partnership with Mayfair Overseas Holdings, the group also owns 50% of The Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Golden Sands and 50% of Azure Group, Malta’s leading promoters of the vacation ownership holiday concept.
We have a diverse but complementary, successful and growing portfolio of hotels as well as numerous food and beverage outlets which attract not only in-house guests, but also loyal local patrons. With over 1,000 employees, we are also a major employer on the Islands and take our responsibility to their professional and personal development seriously. Our staff are renowned for their service delivery, commitment to excellence and their professional and genuine manner. We ensure we nurture their careers, promoting and rewarding individuals and building teams.
As a relatively new public company and with innovative, pioneering projects in the pipeline – such as our luxury, eco-development at Hal Ferh – we often make the news and lend our voice to opinions on current trends and challenges in our industry.
Island Hotels Group has also been a primary franchisor in the international Rezidor Hotels Group, the international corporation which counts the Radisson Blu name in its portfolio of brands. We have garnered praise for our ability to deliver consistent quality and to develop and open hotels to optimal standards, within record project time frames.
In September 2011 Island Hotels Group Holdings Plc announced the acquisition of 50% of the share capital of Buttigieg Holdings Limited a company operating mainly in the retail and contract catering sector. The objective behind the investment was to strengthen the operations carried out by Island Caterers Ltd with a view of increasing overall turnover levels, more effectively exploiting market opportunities both locally and overseas and to enhance the efficiency of the business due to the synergies that would arise in all other areas of operation as a result of the combined resources.
Subsequent to this, in June 2015 IHGH purchased the remaining 50% of the Buttigieg Holdings Group which incorporates within it; Buttigieg Holdings Ltd, RJC Caterers Ltd, The Coffee Company Malta Ltd & The Coffee Company Spain S.L.
In August 2015 the merger of assets with International Hotel Investments plc announced by the Company on the 16th January 2015 was concluded with the final payout to the remaining shareholders of IHGH that needed to be squeezed out being affected on 4th September 2015.