Surrounded by the rich blue of the Mediterranean Sea the Maltese Islands are a rich tapestry of history, culture and natural beauty – all the ingredients for a flourishing hospitality industry. Malta has a long history of welcome and hospitality. Malta is renowned for its hospitability industry. Being centrally located in the Mediterranean, enjoying a wonderful unique fusion-cuisine and having hospitable and peaceful inhabitants, has, since time immemorial, served as Malta’s winning marketing tool.
Having said that, the last five years have been challenging for this industry. This was mainly attributable to the unexpected financial crisis, natural global phenomena such as the ash cloud and more recently, the geo-political situation in North Africa. Yet the hospitality industry has proven to be resilient throughout, proving that Malta is a stable, long term choice for any foreigner eyeing the country as his preferred destination, be it for relocation or holiday purposes.
Our Malta Hospitality Industry Team
Our firm has long been recognised as one of the leading advisors to the tourism, leisure and hospitability industry. With one of our partners hailing directly from the operational side of this industry, we have managed to build unrivalled knowledge of both the sector and the commercial essentials that clients face. This enables us to provide an excellent service to the hospitability Industry with a focus on value-added, practicality and innovation.
Our Hospitability Industry team can assist companies who wish to take advantage of Malta’s natural beauty by directing companies through this regulated sector, by providing advice on licensing and compliance matters, and securing the best tax structure for the venture. We take these necessities off a client’s hands by giving the client time to meet the increasing demands of the commercial aspect of this sector.
The Corporate Law & Tax practice groups at Chetcuti Cauchi adds another layer of expertise to the hospitality practice. The firm's hospitality industry team has, in the past, been called upon to offer advice on the proper licensing of a restaurant venue; assist in the structuring of a start-up fun park; advise on timeshare and fractional ownership products; plan and structure the trademark portfolio of a chain of restaurants and provide a variety of general contract advice to hotels and entertainment venues alike.